Procurement Planning and Delivery of Prosecution Services: A case of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Uganda
Kalemba, Ibrahim Nsubuga
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The study established the effect of procurement planning on service delivery: A case of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Uganda. The specific objectives the study used which were examining the effect of Procurement needs identification on the delivery of prosecution services at the DPP; examining the effect of needs assessment on the delivery of prosecution services at the DPP and determining the effect of delivery schedules on the delivery of prosecution services at the DPP. The study utilized a correlational descriptive study using both the qualitative and quantitative approaches. From an accessible population of 148 respondents, a sample of 112 respondents (DPP Staff) was drawn. Data was collected using questionnaires, interviews and documentary review checklist. An overall response rate of 75.2% was obtained. Findings showed a positive (.630**) relationship between needs identification and delivery of prosecution services; (.573**) a positive relationship between procurement needs assessment and delivery of prosecution services, (.642**) a positive relationship between delivery schedules and delivery of prosecution services. The study concluded that procurement needs identification, needs assessment and delivery schedules as components of procurement planning affected prosecution services at DPP. The study recommends improved capacity building to enable users better identify the needs of the Directorate, enhanced quality assurance to ensure quality service and increased funding from the Central Government and a close coordination among the Departments. For further study, it is recommended that a study be conducted on other procurement factors that affect the delivery of prosecution services.