IJSRP, Volume 9, Issue 9, September 2019 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. Nilanthi Pathirana, Dr. G S K Dharmarathne, Dr. D M J B Dissanayake
Procurement is recognized as a wider term than the mere purchasing of materials or services, based on specific requirements. Procedures and systems related to the procurement process does differ based on different countries, governments, sectors, organizations etc. but general consensus is that, the adopted process involves three (3) main stages identified as planning, purchasing and contract management. In the Sri Lankan health sector too, these key stages are prevalent in the procurement of medical equipment however, various concerns have arisen with regard to the timeliness of the current processes.