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INFLUENCE OF SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT ON PROCUREMENT PERFORMANCE AMONG PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN KENYA

 

Andrew Kariuki Njoroge

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 Patrick Mwangangi

College of Human Resource and Development,

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

P. O. Box 62000, 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

 

CITATION: Njoroge, A., K. & Mwangangi, P. (2018) Influence Of Supplier Development On Procurement Performance Among Public Universities In Kenya. International Journal of Human Resources and Procurement. Vol. 7(10) pp 23 – 42.

 

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Just like other sectors in the economy, public universities faces serious setbacks and challenges in which the fund are misused and misappropriated. The procurement activities carried out in the universities are very cumbersome and bureaucratic as such a lot of money is lost in the institution annually. In this note, the development of the supplier has been accessed to be the most critical and paramount factor causing this issues. This study will focus on supplier training, communication, supplier evaluation and financial support on procurement performance in public universities. The study was grounded on the social exchange theory, theory of constraints, Grey system theory and Resource dependence theory. A descriptive research design was adopted for the study. The contextual scope of the study was public universities since they play a major role in country’s human resource development and hence expected to be the leader in the adoption of best management practices like supplier development. The target population 31 chartered public universities and 6 constituent colleges thus making the target population to be 74 respondents. No sampling was conducted and the time scope of the study was the year 2018. Primary data was collected using structured questionnaire presented in likert scale. The data was analysed using descriptive statistics such as frequency, mean and percentages. Inferential statistics such as correlation and regression was also used. The findings was presented in form of tables and figures. The findings of the study revealed that the four independent variables of supplier training, communication, supplier evaluation and financial support positively and significantly influenced the procurement performance among public universities in Kenya. The study concluded that an improvement in supplier training aspects such as training the suppliers on the required quality standard, training the suppliers on production practices, training the suppliers on the best management practices, exchange of personnel and performance improving workshops enhances the procurement performance. The study recommends that in order for supplier development practices among public universities in Kenya to improve procurement performance, there is need to focus on key supplier training activities such as training the suppliers the required quality standard, training the suppliers on production practices and training the suppliers on the best management practices.

Key Words: Supplier Training, Communication, Supplier Evaluation, Financial Support and Procurement Performance

 

 

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