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Influence of Traditional Procurement Method on the Quality of Work done in Imo State Nigeria

Journal: International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Publications (Vol.4, No. 5)

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Page : 82-88

Keywords : Procurement; Traditional procurement; Quality;

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Achieving quality of works in building project delivery has been a major concern in society, this study aims to assess the influence of traditional procurement method on the quality of works the factors influencing quality in this method, and measures that can be taken to improve quality in the traditional procurement method. To achieve this, a well-structured questionnaire was distributed among the built environment professionals in Owerri, Imo state. A total number of 140 questionnaires was administered with 122 of them properly filled and returned, giving a percentage response of 87%. The data was then analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS 20) and the factors were ranked according to their Relative Importance Index (RII). The findings show that the traditional procurement method has a major influence on the quality of works and it is being adopted by the respondent organization in delivering the building project. It was also shown in the analysis that material testing and inspection with an RII of 0.89 is the predominant factor influencing the quality of works in the traditional method of procurement. The findings further show that in other to ensure the quality of works in this method, a professional Builder should be involved with an RII of 0.95. It was recommended that there should be adequate funding of the project in other to prevent the use of substandard material in constructing the proposed structure and inspection of building materials delivered to the site by the project team at the time of purchase to ensure it meets the requirement as specified in the specification

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