Public Procurement in Uganda
Public procurement is the means by which governments acquire goods, services, and contracting of construction works using public resources.
Public procurement is a strategically and politically influential activity that governments can use to stimulate economic activities, protect national industries from foreign competition, develop local content, improve the competitiveness of certain industrial sectors, reduce inequality and poverty, and promote efficiency, effectiveness, fairness, and value for money (Thai 2009; Uyarra and Flanagan 2009; Arrowsmith 2011). In Uganda, public procurement is equally an important and influential activity because it accounts for over 70% of public spending and the National Development Plan 2015–2020 envisages that the amount of money to be spent on transport, energy, housing, and essential supplies is expected to increase tremendously to over US$ 30 billion by 2040...
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