PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IN ZIMBABWE: ISSUES AND CHALLENGESDownload This Article
With negative coverage largely by the media on state procurement, this article aims at exploring challenges and issues that militate against public procurement in Zimbabwe. The exploration is done through content analysis of statutes and procurement practices that currently obtain in the country. The study shows that despite the presence of some regulations public officials manipulate tender procedures for personal gains. There is need for improved political will to enforce the law on errant behavior. The value for money that the procurement system should promote is lost. There is no mechanism for feedback to inform management and policy makers. The article provides recommendations for the government in pursuit of public procurement best practices.
Keywords: Public Procurement, Public Officials, Tender Procedures
How to cite this paper: Chigudu, D. (2014). Public procurement in Zimbabwe: Issues and challenges. Journal of Governance and Regulation, 3(4), 21-26. https://doi.org/10.22495/jgr_v3_i4_p2