An assessment of the implementation of sustainable procurement policies in public sector: Case of Zimbabwe Revenue Authority.
There has been increased call to implement sustainable procurement policies in the procurement process of organisations in the public sector. World over there has been reporting cases of malpractices and lack of adherence to laid guidelines despite the recommendations made by researchers. This study therefore, sought to carry out an assessment into the extent of implementation of sustainable procurement policies in public sector using a case study of ZIMRA. The research objectives were to assess the benefits of effective implementation of sustainable procurement policies and to establish the extent of implementation of sustainable procurement policies. The research also sorts to suggest recommendations for effective implementation of sustainable procurement policies to ZIMRA. The results of the study were based final sample of 43 taken from a population of 68 employees. The sample was selected using stratified random sampling. Questionnaires and interviews were used on this study. Data collected was well presented, analysed using SPSS version 21.0 and interpreted using related literature. The researcher found out that ZIMRA was not effectively implementing some of the sustainable procurement policies due to lack of management support, high cost of sustainable product and lack of knowledge by employees in the procurement, stores and administration departments. The study recommends that, employees be trained on the effective implementation of sustainable procurement policies and its benefits. The researcher recommends that further studies be done on the impact of sustainable procurement policies on the environment and on organisational performance.
- Department of Economics