International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology (IJCIET)

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Volume 10, Issue 3,March 2019, Pages 1107-1118, Page Count - 12

A STUDY OF THE CAUSES OF NON-COMPLIANCE WITH PUBLIC PROCUREMENT ACT, 2007 AMONG PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN SOUTHWEST, NIGERIA

Ebenezer Olutide Bamidele (1) Timothy Mosaku (2) Olabosipo Fagbenle (3)

(1) Department of Building Technology, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.
(2) Department of Building Technology, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.
(3) Department of Building Technology, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

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Cite this article:Ebenezer Olutide Bamidele,Timothy Mosaku,Olabosipo Fagbenle,  A Study Of The Causes Of Non-compliance With Public Procurement Act, 2007 Among Public Higher Education Institutions In Southwest, Nigeria, International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology(IJCIET), 2019, 10(3), PP.1107-1118

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Abstract

The enormous investment through grants for infrastructures development in Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in Nigeria calls for integrity and accountability in the procurement process. However, questions have been raised as to judicious use of the funds, and it was doubtful if the institutions comply with the due process. This study examined the causes of non-compliance with the Public Procurement Act (2007) in the procurement of building projects in all public HEI in Southwest Nigeria. In all, 44 institutions comprising 17 Universities, 17 Polytechnics, and 10 Colleges of Education were used for the study. The opinions of the institutions’ Procurement Officers on the causes of non-compliance with the Act in their procurement process were sought using a structured questionnaire. The results revealed that non-compliance with the Act was due to inadequate knowledge of the Act, non-employment of qualified and experienced Procurement Officer, insufficient publicity of the Act, and non-existence of corporate governance leading to poor management of procurement record and non-provision of incentive. Conclusively, engagement of Procurement Officers having: the right educational and professional qualifications, understanding of the Act, sufficient cognate working experience, and occupying management position will enhance compliance. Builders and Engineers managed project procurement records better than other professionals. Consequently, in addition to adopting an organizational culture with corporate governance structure that supports engagement of the right and qualified personnel to handle procurement, encourages them to perform at their best and rewards excellence service by giving incentives, and operates within an administrative environment devoid of corruption.
Author Keywords
Public Procurement Act Construction procurement Higher Education Institution University Polytechnic College of Education
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The authors acknowledge the article processing charges paid by Covenant University for the Open Access of this publication.


ISSN Print: 0976-6308 ISSN Online: 0976-6316
Source Type: Journals Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Language: English DOI: 10.34218/IJCIET.10.3.2019.107
Abbreviated Journal Title: IJCIET Access Type: Open Access
Publisher Name: IAEME Publication Resource Licence: CC BY-NC
Major Subject:Physical Sciences Subject Area classification: Engineering and Technology
Subject area: Building and Construction Source: SCOPEDATABASE

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