Public procurement procedures and supply chain performance In state corporations in Kenya
The study focused on public procurement procedures and supply chain performance on state corporations in Kenya. The objectives of this study was to determine the extent of compliance with public procurement procedures in Kenya by state corporations, to establish the challenges of compliance with the public procurement procedures in state corporations in Kenya and to determine the effect of compliance with public procurement on supply chain performance. Descriptive research design was adopted. A sample size of 56 was used. Primary data was collected from Procurement Officers using questionnaires. Data analysis was done using measures of dispersion and measures of central tendency and findings were presented in form of tables. The findings were that the extent of compliance with public procurement procedures, key challenges of compliance with public procurement that came out included the prices of public procurement of works and services are too high and which in effect had a significance influence on the supply chain performance. It was concluded that the following will improve the performance of supply chain: Improving the challenges facing the enforcement of public procurement regulations in parastatals. Enhance transparency and accountability. Improve the challenges facing e-procurement in the parastatals. The study recommends that parastatals should train tendering committee members, suppliers bidders on the proper procurement procedures and practices so as to create consistency and to reduce cost he further recommends further research to be undertaken on the following areas: effects of compliance with public procurement, challenges of compliance with public procurement and extent of compliance with public procurement procedures in Kenya since the study findings on each and every research question indicate just a mere extent of agreement to public procurement procedural rules and supply chain performance of state corporations in Kenya.