Public Procurement Process Design and Small and Medium Enterprises Access to Contracts in Uganda

Document Type: Technical Note

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Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda

Abstract

Small and Medium Enterprises are often excluded from public procurement contracts due to several factors. We need effective public procurement policies, systems and personnel to ensure that the opportunities are scaled up rapidly, transparently and fairly so that SMEs can get access to public procurement contracts. The advocacy for SMEs access to public procurement contracts is largely driven by status discrimination, equality and sustainable development. In this paper, we analytically design a procurement process that can enable SME’s access public procurement contracts within the Public Procurement and Disposal Authority legal framework. We take cognizance of the public procurement environment and develop a supportive management framework.

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