Procurement procedures and service delivery of drugs in Uganda’s public hospitals: A case study of Butabika hospital

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College of Economics and Management
The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of procurement methods and procedures and service delivery of drugs in Uganda public hospitals using a case study .of Butabika Hospital. The study was to find out the level of adherence, compliance to the procurement methods /procedures at Butabika hospital. The objectives of study were to identify of effect of procurement methods and procedures on the organizational performance in public hospital. It will also identify the problem faced in Using procurement methods and procedure in public hospital. The study used case study involving quantitative and qualitative methods. The study will involve 20 staffs in management and 21 staff in non - management totaling 41 staffs of Butabika hospital. The finding are supported by fact that much of findings in public procurement is through grants which are subjected to a lot of statutory and regulatory requirement creating red tape bureaucracy. Result also revealed that there is strong realization that problem exist in the use of procurement methods and procedures. This implies that even though the methods have registered success, there are as well setbacks that must be corrected in order to improve the success factor. In respect to strategic procurement and procedures in general, more consultation should be made with the wider community and with stakeholder in procurement system, especially of public who was directly affected by out came of procurement. Procurement practitioner' Association should be established where representative from centre of expertise and various procuring entities should meet regularly to inform test and develop policies and where appropriate operationalize issues. And bureaucracy which was noted for slowing down the rate of acquisition should be minimized if an organization is to reap from the benefit of the, procurement method and procedures.
A research report submitted to the College of Economics and Management Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Supplies and Procurement of Kampala International University
Procurement procedures, Service delivery, Drugs, Bublic hospitals, Butabika hospital, Uganda