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Agbesi, K, Kissi, E and Adjei-Kumi, T (2020) Implementation of Sustainable Procurement Practices in Public Sector Construction Organisation in Ghana. In: Scott, L and Neilson, C J (Eds.), Proceedings 36th Annual ARCOM Conference, 7-8 September 2020, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 526-535.

  • Type: Conference Proceedings
  • Keywords: Sustainable, Procurement, Practices
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-9955463-3-2
  • URL: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/6233152f96e8d430b0edb6d18df16073.pdf
  • Abstract:

    Sustainable procurement adoption in the public sector construction organisation is still evolving in both developed and developing countries, researchers believe that its existence will aid in achieving sustainable development. This paper presents the level of implementation of sustainable procurement in public sector construction organisation in Ghana. Based on stratified and purposive sampling techniques data was collected from 193 government institutions. One-sample t-test was used to validate the data collected. The findings indicated that the simultaneous application of the economic, social and environmental aspects of sustainable procurement in construction were limited. It was revealed that nine out of the twenty-one of the three aspects of sustainable procurement practices was moderately implemented. The significant sustainable practices implemented were preventing nuisance noise from construction operations; providing employment to the community; clearly establishing needs and evaluate other options; value for money; decreasing water usage; reusing existing built assets; reducing water, land and air pollution and environmental management system.  This suggests that government must encourage the incorporation of the considerations of economic, environmental and socially responsible policy goals within sustainable procurement practices of public sector instructions.