Implementation of public procurement and disposal act, 2005 and operational effectiveness among public universities in Kenya
Odhiambo, John - David
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The main aim of the study was to investigate on the implementation of Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005 and operational effectiveness among Public Universities in Kenya . The research will be guided by the following research objectives: To determ ine the extent of implementation of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005 amongst public universities; To determine the challenges facing successful implementation of Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005 among public universities in Kenya; and t o determine the relationship between the implementation of Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005 and operational effectiveness among public universities in Kenya. This research problem was studied using descriptive research design. Descriptive resear ch design w as chosen because it enable d the researcher to generalise the findings to a larger population. The target population for this study w as 580 procurement staffs and managers in all public universities . The study focus ed on the section and particul arly on the top, middle and lower level management staff who are directly dealing with the day - to - day procurement activities in the institution. The data w as coded to enable the responses to be grouped into various categories. Data collected w as purely qua ntitative and it w as analyzed by descriptive statistics. From the research findings, the Implementation of PPDA, 2005 has led to e nhanced Research and Innovation environment at the University ; The Implementation of PPDA, 2005 has led to e nhanced service de livery at the University and the Implementation of PPDA, 2005 has led to e nhanced Cost savings in the university operations. The study recommends that plans are not static and that preparation of annual procurement plans should be participatory, frequently reviewed so as to improve on the institution’s procurement performance. Equally, management of the procurement process should be administered by qualified, competent and experienced procurement professionals.