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Problem statement Generally, procurement in several developing countries like Nigeria has been known with inherent weaknesses, making the system ineffective and non-responsive to strategic procurement desires of organizations and government alike. According to Hunja (2003), one consistent weakness in most developing countries is the lack of an entity among government that's charged with overall responsibility for the formulation of procurement policy and to confirm that the system is functioning properly. Hunja (2003) further expressed that over-duplication of procurement manuals leads to numerous interpretations and implementation of existing rules across numerous public agencies and even among a number of the agencies, lack of oversight responsibilities for the proper functioning of the procurement system creates a serious gap within the social control of rules. The procurement system invariably suffers numerous forms of malpractice and unethical conduct, including a high incidence of unconditional interest, interference and insider dealings and occasional cases of retrospective approval of contract awards. There was significant lack of skilled information and experience in the buying and catching operate in any respect levels (Agaba and Shipman, 2012). Fayomi (2013) noted that countries all over the globe are forever beset with numerous political and socio- economic issues at only once or the opposite. Constant efforts are usually being created by the numerous governments to seek out solutions to such issues. This is usually through body reforms, whereby a policy option is created to halt a named political, educational or socio-economic drawback. He further stressed that the due method policy could be a package of policy measures, and like any other policy, it has set goals, which it aimed at achieving. Thus, the institution of the reform measures presupposes the existence of some deficiencies. The rectification of the flows in the administrative machinery depends on the satisfactory implementation of the reform goals (Fayomi, 2013). It becomes apt at this juncture to discuss the rationale for the introduction of the group action policy within the public procurement in Nigeria. That is, what are the major variations or defects of the previous procurement system that the group action policy is addressing? per the highlight of the budgets observance and worth intelligence unit (BMPTU) that is that the workplace in-charge of the group action, though currently 12 | P a g e
modified to the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP). According to the BMPIU manual (2005), some of the defects are: i. Lack of competition and transparency in project procurement leading to the high price of a project. ii. Improper project packaging and definition compounding ineffectuality.
- Spring '08
- Environmentalism, Green Public Procurement, GPP