Analysis of International Procurement Practices and Challenges: The Case of Addis Ababa University

Gizaw, Asfaw Tsegaye (2017) Analysis of International Procurement Practices and Challenges: The Case of Addis Ababa University. Masters thesis, Addis Ababa University.

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In light of the principles of procurement, the objective of this research is to investigate the performance of international procurement practice in the case of Addis Ababa University. Procurement Directorate, its Users, suppliers and supporting stakeholders are evaluated based on their performance in accordance to related practices in international procurement. To gather information open and close ended questionnaires were prepared and distributed to purposefully selected respondents from procurement and related offices staff of the AAU including judgmentally selected requesting Unit managers. Further, semi- structured interview was conducted with each selected staff and top level and experienced Procurement managers. In addition secondary sources also have helped the data collection. Methodologically, this study was designed to be descriptive. The major findings of the study indicates that the international procurement practice is not well performed by End users, Procurement staffs, suppliers and stakeholders of AAU Procurement who are participating directly or indirectly in the international procurement of the University. The researcher recommended to the Management of AAU and specially the procurement directorate to create opportunities for appropriate training, establish organized marketing research department, introduce E-procurement and automated data base systems, to create long term strategic supplier relationship for strategic items through establishing a suppliers list registration system , create win-win and smooth relationship with suppliers, to create good relationship and awareness among AAU Procurement, End Users, suppliers and the stakeholders using awareness creation events, and to develop conducive organizational structure in the End Users departments.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: International Procurement
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Africana
Depositing User: Tim Khabala
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2018 09:35
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2018 09:35

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