Factors Affecting the Selection of Procurement Method According To the Clients and Their Contractors in Enugu State
Keywords:Procurement, Construction management, Procurement methods, Construction management procurement method.
This study examined the factors affecting the selection of procurement method according to the clients and their contractors in Enugu state. In order to achieve this, the study, identified and ranked the most important key factors affecting the selection of procurement method according to the clients and their contractors in Enugu state, Nigeria. The study being a survey research was effected through literature review, a well-structured questionnaire and interview. The study was conducted in Enugu State, Nigeria for a period of % months. Being a survey research, 84 questionnaire containing information relating to procurement methods were randomly administered to the procurement manager, procurement assistant, projects manager, construction managers, director or vice director, consultant and others, as they have a practical experience in procurement and construction industry in Enugu state of Nigeria within the last five years. Accordingly, 68 copies of the questionnaires were completed, retrieved and found useful for this study. The data were analyzed using Relative importance index and ranked appropriately. The study found out that factors related to client group contributes most to the factors affecting the selection of procurement method according to the clients and their contractors in Enugu state. The study concluded that both procurement specialists and consultants generally agree on the ranking order of the factors affecting the selection of procurement method. This agreement confirms the influential effect of those factors on the selection of procurement system which provide a level of validation for this research. The study recommends that clients and consultants should monitor the quality and performance of procurement methods which are used in their organizations in terms of hiring a qualified procurement staff in order to obtain the true decision related to the selection of procurement method.
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