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Conference Paper: Taking forward public procurement reforms in Ghana

TitleTaking forward public procurement reforms in Ghana
Authors
KeywordsConstruction performance
Ghana
procurement reform
value for money
VfM
Issue Date2006
PublisherInternational Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction
Citation
CIB W107 Symposium on Construction in Developing Economics: New Issues and Challenges, Santiago, Chile, 18-20 January 2006 How to Cite?
AbstractThe construction industry in Ghana, like many others worldwide, has had its fair share of damning independent reviews. Huge and unsustainable foreign debt, excessive budget deficits, huge contractual payment arrears, poor construction performance, corruption and pressure from international financial institutions, forced the government to commit to a reform of public procurement, which culminated in the passing of the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663). The paper outlines the events leading to, and features of, the public procurement reform in Ghana and analyses its potential impact and the unique challenges it presents. Comparisons are also drawn from relevant scenarios in other countries. The paper concludes that while the Procurement Act sets out the legal, institutional and regulatory framework to secure fiscal transparency and public accountability, the sole reliance on traditional contracting and price-based selection limits the scope for the value for money achievable. Expanding the reforms to cover procurement and project delivery methods and strategies, with a focus on ‘best value’, will increase the potential and likelihood of achieving value for money in public construction in Ghana.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/111314

 

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dc.contributor.authorAnvuur, AMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKumaraswamy, MMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMale, S-
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-26T02:43:43Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-26T02:43:43Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCIB W107 Symposium on Construction in Developing Economics: New Issues and Challenges, Santiago, Chile, 18-20 January 2006en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/111314-
dc.description.abstractThe construction industry in Ghana, like many others worldwide, has had its fair share of damning independent reviews. Huge and unsustainable foreign debt, excessive budget deficits, huge contractual payment arrears, poor construction performance, corruption and pressure from international financial institutions, forced the government to commit to a reform of public procurement, which culminated in the passing of the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663). The paper outlines the events leading to, and features of, the public procurement reform in Ghana and analyses its potential impact and the unique challenges it presents. Comparisons are also drawn from relevant scenarios in other countries. The paper concludes that while the Procurement Act sets out the legal, institutional and regulatory framework to secure fiscal transparency and public accountability, the sole reliance on traditional contracting and price-based selection limits the scope for the value for money achievable. Expanding the reforms to cover procurement and project delivery methods and strategies, with a focus on ‘best value’, will increase the potential and likelihood of achieving value for money in public construction in Ghana.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherInternational Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Constructionen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofW107 - Construction in Developing Countries: Proceedings of the World Construction Symposium - Global Challenges in Construction Industryen_HK
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectConstruction performance-
dc.subjectGhana-
dc.subjectprocurement reform-
dc.subjectvalue for money-
dc.subjectVfM-
dc.titleTaking forward public procurement reforms in Ghanaen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailKumaraswamy, MM: mohan@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityKumaraswamy, MM=rp00126en_HK
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