Procurement Practices and Public Service Delivery in a Developing Local Government
Kalu O., Emenike
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Procurement practices have been identified as the bedrock to achieving value for money within both private and public sector organisations. This study investigates the effect of procurement practices on public service delivery, by analysing the perspectives of respondents collected using questionnaires. The response rate of sampled respondents was 96%. From the analysis of demographic characteristics of the respondents, majority has the following the attributes: (i) tertiary level of education, (ii) are males, (iii) aged between 30 to 39 years, and (iv) have experience ranging from 1 to 5 years. There is absence of multicollinearity in the variables. The estimates from the multiple regression analysis suggest that procurement policy; procurement planning and sustainable procurement have positive and significant effect on public service delivery at the 5% percent significance level. The researchers therefore conclude that procurement practices have positive and significant influence on public service delivery. A major managerial implication of these findings therefore is that procurement practices is a key driver of service delivery in public institutions.