There are no clear cut criteria, principles or guidelines for sustainable procurement of goods, works, and services that exist. In our quest as a nation to attain sustainable development and translating into a full middle-income status country, our main focus should be directed towards sustainable green procurement. This as per Adu (2011) prompts low efficiency, wastefulness, and loss of cash and negative impact on open organizations. A large portion of green obtainment in private part associations. Generally, the methodology in acquirement was concerned with sending requests for quotations (RFQ) to two or three potential suppliers who upon receiving the quotations the decision to award an order was usually based on the lowest quoted cost (Crandall, 2010). Today procurement is being seen by many successful organizations as an activity of strategic importance. The procurement function is now involved at board level rather than at the departmental level. According to Bailey (2008) who attributed this swing in importance to the external structure factors like client demands, competition, and increasing environmental awareness and moreso it is good business sense to be inexperienced. Recycling, the specification of renewable raw materials, a greater concern with the effects of waste and by-product, wider concern for use of returnable packaging and plenty of alternatively connected issues all have implications on the buying operate. Crandall(2010) reiterated that the reputation of a firm is closely connected to the social, environmental associate degreed ethical profile of an organization’s defrayment and so the buying departments should add finding accountable suppliers to their list of operational objectives as this conjointly influences the dynamical role of the department. The obstacles to GPP include Community social responsibility(CSR) policy, Perceived costs, senior management support, structural and organizational change, knowledge and capacity, availability of suppliers of sustainable assets or services.Community Social Responsibility (CSR) PolicyCSR is the commitment to logical contemplation of environmental social and cultural aspects of an organization’s processes. Among them includes the key issues of sustainability, human rights, labor and community relations, andsupplier and customer relations beyond legal obligations; the objective being to create long-term business value and contribute to improving the social and cultural aspects of an organizations and supplier and customer relations beyond legal obligations; the objective being to create long term business value and contribute to improving the 15 | P a g e
social conditions of people affected by the organization's operations. Where an organization already has a CSR policy, this will support the operation of a CSR policy (Blackburn, 2004). Perceived Costs Sustainable products are usually alleged to be big-ticket or requiring a large financial investment (Balir & Wrigh, 2012). The UN procurement guide that the complete method and outcomes are explicit to be big-ticket and
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