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Table 4 Health professionals’ perception on level of competitiveness pharmaceutical procurement in public health facilities of Jimma zone, April 2019 (n = 190)

From: Health professionals’ perception of pharmaceuticals procurement performance in public health facilities in Southwestern Ethiopia

Competitiveness SD* D* N* A* SA*
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
My facility uses competitive bidding in all but very small or emergency procurement 14 (7.4) 87 (45.8) 8 (4.2) 69 (36.3) 12 (6.3)
Allows only pre-qualified suppliers to compete in restrictive tenders 15 (7.9) 55 (28.9) 8 (4.2) 104 (54.7) 8 (4.2)
Evaluates suppliers after submission of bids in open tenders 9 (4.7) 44 (23.2) 10 (5.3) 113 (59.5) 14 (7.4)
Use formal supplier qualification based on pharmaceutical quality, service reliability, cost 41 (21.6) 78 (41.1) 12 (6.3) 54 (28.4) 5 (2.6)
Use generic names 8 (4.2) 27 (14.2 13 (6.8) 117 (61.8) 25 (13.2)
  1. SD* strongly disagree, D* disagree, N* neutral, A* agree, SA* strongly agree, M* mean