DIRECT PROCUREMENT METHOD IN CONSTRUCTION: STATUS ANALYSIS IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
In tenders to be made from all kinds of resources in the use of public institutions in Turkey are subject to a single legislation, in the year 2002 4734 numbered Public Procurement Act entered into force. The law aims to meet the needs in a timely manner and to use resources efficiently in line with the principles of transparency, competition, equality, reliability, confidentiality and supervision. Due to the fact that some of the needs through procurement could not be fulfilled under appropriate conditions and in a timely manner, with the amendment made to the law in 2003, the direct procurement method was excluded from the procurement methods to be used in cases specified in Article 22 of the law. However, the fact that the principles and procedures involved in the implementation of the method give wide powers to the institutions, different attitudes and behaviors in practice, the inadequate control of the implementation and audit process lead to the emergence of risky situations that may cause public harm. This may reveal the risk and perception that the principles intended to be implemented through tender procedures cannot be implemented by direct procurement. In this study, the problems encountered in the implementation and supervision of direct procurement in construction works in higher education institutions were determined and solutions were proposed. As a result of the study, it was found that the direct procurement method was needed in construction works, but the use of this method as such caused problems in implementation and supervision. As a result of the study, it was found that the direct procurement method was needed in construction works, but the use of this method as such caused problems in implementation and supervision.