Procurement Management and Performance of Construction Projects in Uganda: A case study of National Housing and Construction Company Limited (NHCCL)
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The study assessed how Procurement Management contributed to the Performance of Construction Projects in Uganda, the case study of National Housing and Construction Company Limited. The research objectives were; To Establish the Relationship between Procurement Planning and the Performance of Construction Project in NHCCL; To Establish the Relationship between Supplier Selection and the Performance of Construction Project in NHCCL; To Assess the Role of Contract Administration in Facilitating the Performance of Construction Projects in NHCCL and to Find out the Moderator Effect of the Procurement Legal Framework on Procurement Management and the Performance of Construction Project in NHCCL. A case study research design was used. Data was collected using questionnaires and interview guide from a sampled size of 166 respondents, from a targeted population of 183 individuals. The study established a positive, strong relationship between Procurement Planning and Performance, between Supplier Selection and Performance, and between Contract Administration and Performance. However, without The Procurement Legal Framework, the relationship between Procurement Planning, Supplier selection and Contract Administration with Performance would be weakened. The study recommends an improvement in Procurement Planning, through industrial training of procurement officers and the follow up of the consolidated procurement plan. The researcher recommends an improvement in Supplier Selection through monitoring suppliers’ cash flow, mentoring and development activities, general and operating management training and through capacity building. Contract Administration should be improved through the adoption of best practices, introduction of project management skills and identifying risk mitigating factors. The researcher further recommends the use of sensitization programmes, to create awareness of the importance and role of The Procurement Legal Framework.