Procurement procedures and supply delivery in African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (Unamid), Republic of Sudan

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Kampala International University, College of Higher Degrees and Research
The study intended to establish the relationship between Procurement Procedures and Supply Delivery in African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), Darfur, Sudan. It was guided by four objectives which included determining: Demographic profile of the respondents; Level of procurement procedures; the extent of supply delivery and the significant relationship between the level of procurement and the extent of supply delivery in African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur. Researcher made questionnaire was used to collect data from 150 business owners selected purposively. A descriptive correlational, cross-sectional and expos facto design were used. Data analysis was done using frequencies, percentages, means, and Pearson linear correlation coefficient (PLCC) were used to analyse data. The findings indicated that most respondents were male (62.0%), aged between 20- 39 years (57.3%), married (53.3%), had Diploma (44.7%). All aspects of supply delivery were found to be high for example overall (mean=2.74). All aspects of on procurement procedure in organizations are generally high with a mean of 2.77 as the overall mean index (Grand average mean). Procurement procedures were found to be positively and significantly correlated with service delivery for example procurement criteria (r=0.270, sig=0.001), tendering criteria (r=0.502, sig=0.001), experience in supplier (r=0.610, sig=0.001). The researcher recommended that; Make it imperative for executives and risk managers to reassess how they manage the growing number of risks; establish an effective monitoring and evaluation of the Procurement systems; emphasize the importance of consistent political commitment and support from the highest levels of government; place risk managers at the heart of the supply chain process; develop an effective quality strategy built on the strengths and core competencies; address some of the immediate concerns of the staff so that elements of corruption, selfishness and personal intrigue can be overcome; establish the concept of quality as the foundation stone on which the culture and structure of the organisation is built; effectively screen the people being offered employment; maintain complete, accurate, and forward looking supplier information; building short-term resiliency at the cost of long-term vulnerability; seek for advise from properly qualified people; identify risk mitigation strategies; train well-rounded and effective procurement specialists; ccontracting authorities should be aware of potential conflicts of interest in the tendering process and should take appropriate action to avoid them. The researcher concludes that the levels of Procurement procedure and Supply Delivery in UNAMID, Darfur, Sudan were both generally high. Once the above aspects are attended to, Procurement procedure to UNAMID, Darfur, Sudan is very useful vice in Supply Delivery. Thus, the governing body of African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur under study should thoroughly look into the weak points both in the practice of procurement procedures and supply delivery and identify ways on how to enhance and rectify further on these areas.
A Thesis Presented To The College of Higher Degrees and Research Kampala International University.In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of the Degree of Master of Business Administration, Procurement
Procurement procedures, Supply delivery, African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation, Darfur (Unamid), Republic of Sudan