ETHICAL ISSUES AND PROCUREMENT PROCESS IN PUBLIC SECTOR: A CASE STUDY OF GOVERNMENT AIDED HEALTH UNITS IN MAKINDYE DIVISION:

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ABSTRACT:

This research dealt with the effects of ethical issues on the procurement process in public health sector of Makindye Division Kampala. The study was conducted through a descriptive survey research Design. The research was guided by the following research questions; what is the relationship between ethics and the procurement process of public Health sector in Makindye Division?, what is the impact of unethical conduct on the procurement process of public Health Sector in Makindye Division?, what is the significance of the procurement process to the public

Health Sector in Makindye Division?.

The study tackled issues as cited in the study objectives; To find out the relationship between ethics and the procurement process of the public Health sector in Makindye Division, to assess the impact of unethical conduct on the procurement process of Public Health sector in Makindye

Division and to analyze the significance of Procurement process in the public Health Sector in Makindye Division. A sample size of 52 respondents was determined using Solvets formula,

n= N

1 +N(e)2

Respondents were provided with Questionnaires to fill so as to ascertain their positions as regards to questions asked. Also senior staffs were subjected to interviews in order to gather a more detailed version of their judgments as concerns the ethical issues and the procurement process. The findings were presented in tables and pie-charts and the researcher deducted that;

The research experienced serious gaps especially as regards to the amalgamating the information from various Health centers in Makindye Division as not all had consistent information regarding to the pre-determined Questionnaires provided to the respondents. She advanced the following recommendations that; A detailed research on the impact of Ethics on the construction industry.

Ethical considerations be entirely emphasized and adopted so as to eliminate the rampant occurrence of unacceptable values and norms. Ethical code of conduct should be pinned to the walls of offices to keep reminding the employees of their due responsibility of upholding ethical standards


TABLE OF CONTENTS

APPROVAU

DEDICATION ii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: iii

LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES~ iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS v

ABSTRACT: viii

CHAPTER ONE~ 1

INTRODUCTION 1

1.0. INTRODUCTION~ 1

1.1 Background to the research• 1

1.2. Purpose of the study~ 2

1,3. Problem Statement 2

1.3. Research objectives~ 2

1.4. Research Questions 3

1.5. Scope of the study 3

1.5.1. Content Scope 3

1.5.2. Geographical scopeS 3

_1.5.3. Time Scope.’ 3

1.6: Significance of the Study~ 3

1.7. Conceptual Framework~ 4

CHAPTER TWO 5

LITERATURE REVIEW: 5

2.0. Introduction’ 5

2.1. Ethical issues 5

2.2 .Procurement process’ 6

2.3: Medical Ethics’ 7

2.4 Ethics in Public Procurement 8

• 2.SVirtueEthics 11

V

2.6 Unethical behavior in the public procurement process~ 12

CHAPTER THREE 13

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 13

3.1. Introduction 13

3.2. Study design 13

3.3. Study population 13

3.4. Sample size 13

3.5. Research instruments 14

3.5.1. Qualitative tools of data collection 14

3.5.2. Quantitative tools of data collection 15

3.6 Validity and Reliability of Instruments 15

3.6.1 Validity of instruments 15

3.6.2 Reliability of instruments 16

3.7. Data quality control/quality assurance 16

3.7.1. Piloting 16

3.7.2. Training 16

3.7.3 Editing questionnaires 16

3.8. Data analysis 17

3.8.1. Editing 17

3.8.2. Coding 17

3.8.3. Tabulation 17

3.8.4. Establishing themes 17

3.8.5. Report writing 17

3.9. Ethical considerations 17

3.10. Challenges faced and how they were handled 18


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Research, S. (2022). ETHICAL ISSUES AND PROCUREMENT PROCESS IN PUBLIC SECTOR: A CASE STUDY OF GOVERNMENT AIDED HEALTH UNITS IN MAKINDYE DIVISION:. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/ethical-issues-and-procurement-process-in-public-sector-a-case-study-of-government-aided-health-units-in-makindye-division

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Research, SSA "ETHICAL ISSUES AND PROCUREMENT PROCESS IN PUBLIC SECTOR: A CASE STUDY OF GOVERNMENT AIDED HEALTH UNITS IN MAKINDYE DIVISION:" Afribary. Afribary, 18 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/ethical-issues-and-procurement-process-in-public-sector-a-case-study-of-government-aided-health-units-in-makindye-division. Accessed 06 Oct. 2022.

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Research, SSA . "ETHICAL ISSUES AND PROCUREMENT PROCESS IN PUBLIC SECTOR: A CASE STUDY OF GOVERNMENT AIDED HEALTH UNITS IN MAKINDYE DIVISION:". Afribary, Afribary, 18 Aug. 2022. Web. 06 Oct. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/ethical-issues-and-procurement-process-in-public-sector-a-case-study-of-government-aided-health-units-in-makindye-division >.

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Research, SSA . "ETHICAL ISSUES AND PROCUREMENT PROCESS IN PUBLIC SECTOR: A CASE STUDY OF GOVERNMENT AIDED HEALTH UNITS IN MAKINDYE DIVISION:" Afribary (2022). Accessed October 06, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/ethical-issues-and-procurement-process-in-public-sector-a-case-study-of-government-aided-health-units-in-makindye-division