Bid evaluation practices and contract performance in government departments A case of Uganda Police Force
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The study focused on the relationship between Bid evaluation practices and Contract performance in the Uganda Police Force (UPF). The study examined the three research objectives namely: relationship between bidder compliance and contract performance, relationship between technical evaluation of bidders and contract performance and lastly the relationship between financial evaluation of bidders and contract performance in UPF. In chapter two the study reviewed the resource based theory developed by Edith Penrose (1959) and identified the major gaps in the literature in line with the research objectives. In the methodology the study adopted a cross sectional survey design and employed both quantitative and qualitative approaches in data collection and analysis. The researcher used both primary and secondary data and analyzed data using Pearson correlationand multiple linear regression models. The results of the finding showed that there was a significant relationship between bide valuation practices under study and contract performance where by (bid compliance r = .062; p< .802) (technical evaluation r = .349; p< .156) and (financial evaluation r = .074; p< .771) respectively. The study concluded by mentioning that it’s important for UPF to effectively conduct bid evaluation practices so as to enhance contract performance for effective service delivery. The study came up with several recommendations that UPF should comply with for optimal and effective utilization of resources by the force which include complying with general Procurement Principles and PPDA guidelines on public procurement in order to achieve effective contract performance. The researcher encountered various limitations that hindered access to information sought by the study. The researcher encountered problem of time and delay in granting permission to access information in UPF.