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INFLUENCEOF E- PROCUREMENT ON PROCUREMENT PERFORMANCE OF COUNTY GOVERNMENTS IN KENYA: CASE OF KIAMBU COUNTY GOVERNMENT

 

 

Sammy Mutura Muiruri

College of Human Resource and Development,

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

P. O. Box 62000, 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

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Dr. Allan Kihara

College of Human Resource and Development,

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

P. O. Box 62000, 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

 

CITATION: Muiruri, S., M. & Kihara, A. (2018). Influence of E- Procurement On Procurement Performance Of County Governments In Kenya: Case Of Kiambu County Government. International Journal of Human Resources and Procurement. Vol. 7(5) pp 14 – 34.

ABSTRACT

Since the internet arrived on the scene as a supply management tool in the mid-1990s enterprises have tried to gain the benefit information technology can deliver: cost reduction, process streamlining, improved contract compliance, increased spend under management, and more. County governments play a major role in the development of the country through provision of public services and have become a strong entity in Kenya and very useful engines to promoting development. The overall objective of this study was to examine the influence of E-procurement on performance of county governments in Kenya. The independent variables that were discussed in the study are E-sourcing, E-payments, E-tendering and Electronic Data Interchange and how these variables influence procurement performance. The population of the study covered 68 personnel in county government of Kiambu County where questionnaires were used to collect data. Descriptive statistics was used in this study aided by Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) to compute percentages of respondents’ answers.. The findings of the study revealed that E-sourcing, E-payments, E-tendering and Electronic Data Interchange influence procurement performance. The study results also revealed that E-sourcing, E-payments, E-tendering positively and significantly influences procurement performance while Electronic Data interchange positively but insignificantly influences procurement performance at the county government of Kiambu. The study concluded that E-payment outcomes such as convenience, security, financial risk management, transaction efficiency and compatibility leads to improvement in procurement performance of the county government of Kiambu. Further, the study concluded that improvement in various indicators of E-Tendering such as audit management facilitates, bid analysis, error management, inventory management and security analysis during tendering will all eventually lead to a significant improvement in procurement performance of the county government of Kiambu. The study recommended that in order for the county government to improve procurement performance, there is need to adopt E-payment practices to improve on convenience, security, financial risk management, transaction efficiency and compatibility during procurement. The study further recommended that the county government of Kiambu should be keen on adopting Electronic Data Interchange for the purposes of inventory costs management, lead time management, documents management, warehouse management and improved customer service during procurement.

 

Key Words: E-sourcing, E-payments, E-tendering, Electronic Data Interchange, Procurement Performance

 


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