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Effects Of Institution Capacity In Public Procurement Reforms On Procurement Performance Of Government Ministries In Kenya

Effects Of Institution Capacity In Public Procurement Reforms On Procurement Performance Of Government Ministries In Kenya

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Published April 11, 2015
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Abstract

Public procurement operates in an environment of increasingly intense scrutiny driven by technology, programme reviews, and public and political expectations for service improvements. The objective of this study was to determine effects of institution capacity in public procurement reforms on procurement performance of government ministries in Kenya. The study used a descriptive survey research design as the study sought to describe characteristics of a population or phenomenon being studied. The target population of the study was 90 staff working in the 18 ministries in Kenya. This was a composition of supply chain officers, finance managers, procurement officers, human resource officers and logistic officers working in government ministries. The study adopted a stratified sampling in determining sample size of 45 respondents from the ministries. The data collection instrument was a questionnaire. Quantitative data collected was analyzed by the use of descriptive statistics means, standard deviations and frequencies. The information was displayed by use of bar charts, graphs and pie charts and in prose-form. Qualitative data which was collected using open ended questions was analyzed using content analysis and presented in
prose form. Inferential statistics regression and correlation were conducted. The study revealed clearly that institution capacity affect the procurement performance of government ministries in Kenya. The study concludes that Kenya has undertaken efforts to reform and modernize its Public Procurement System. From the finding, and conclusions the study recommended that to ensure effective administration of the procurement process, the management should be keen to follow up procurement processes as stipulated in the Act and also putting in place measures that will help in achieving effective administration of the
procurement process

Keywords

Public procurement reforms, procurement performance, institution capacity, government ministries

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