The procurement management process on contract performance in Tororo District local Government in Uganda
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Contract performance in government entities is increasingly becoming a subject of heated debate with varying levels of performance and compliance to stated terms in different parts of the country. The purpose of the research was to investigate the effect of procurement management process on contract performance in TDLG in order to improve its efficiency and effectiveness in the procurement cycle to enable quick delivery of services to the public while achieving value for money for the procured items. The study’s objectives were threefold; to investigate the influence of administrative reviews on contracts performance in TDLG, to evaluate the influence of professionalism on contracts performance in TDLG; and to evaluate the influence of bureaucratic practices and contract performance in TDLG. A cross-sectional survey research design was used in the study with both qualitative and quantitative methods. The sample size considered by the study was 48 respondents, selected from a population of 56 people; among whom 38 respondents answered to the questionnaires, and 10 interviews were obtained from senior officials in TDLG. The data collection methods included the use the self -administered questionnaire to the staff of TDLG for example administration department and interviewing which involved the senior staff. The data analysis procedure involved pre-testing the data collection instruments to test their reliability and validity. Content analysis was done using the Content Validity Index and the Cronbach alpha. After collection of the data the Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS Version 23) was used for analysis, where correlation and regression techniques were deployed to ascertain levels of relationship and magnitude of effect of independent variables on contract performance at TDLG. Study findings indicated that bureaucratic practices and professionalism were significantly associated with contract performance at TDLG. TDLG ought to strengthen the Professional conduct and devise improved bureaucratic steps in aiding the procurement process.