Project procurement management processes practice Tanzanian: the case study of public sector

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University of Dar es Salaam
Project Procurement Management is part of the nine knowledge areas of Project Management namely Scope Management, Time Management, Cost Management, Quality Management, Human Resource Management, Communication Management, Risk Management, Procurement Management, and the Management of Integration the mentioned eight areas, that was developed in the 20th century as a recognized field of practice in engineering, construction projects and military operations. These knowledge areas have been adopted by various public and private organizations in order to meet various goals and objectives. Developing countries undertake various projects costing huge sums of money from tax payers, donor countries, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, etc. which need proper management. Therefore public projects should be carried out properly so as to meet stakeholder’s expectations. Being one of the nine knowledge areas of project management, project procurement management contribute in meeting stakeholders goals and objectives. The main objective of this research was to study the current project procurement management (PPM) practice in the Tanzanian public sector, establish shortfalls, propose remedies, and give recommendation concerning the public projects procurement management practices in Tanzania. Various definition and basic concept adopted were put forward from different authors in relation to PPM in public sector and the research questionnaire was designed and distributed to the public organizations. The research revealed that there is unsatisfactory use of knowledge available on tools and techniques involved during PPM processes. The study revealed that the level of application of PPM processes is low relatively to the knowledge available. The study concluded that Tanzania public sector is aware on the project procurement management (PPM) processes and therefore non-performance of public projects in Tanzania is not due to ignorance on the application of PPM processes.
Available in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library, Class mark (THS EAF HD39.5.T34N92)
Delivery of goods, Procurements, Management, Tanzania, Public sector
Nyaimaga, G. I. I (2007) Project procurement management processes practice Tanzanian: the case study of public sector, Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam.