The regions perspective of the factors influencing the implementation of public procurement and disposal act in the Kenyan judiciary
The public procurement system in Kenya has evolved to an orderly and legally regulated system governed by the PPDA, 2005. Prior to this, procurement in central government was governed by Treasury Circulars from 1969, then the Supplies Manual of 1978, before the promulgation of the Exchequer and Audit (Public Procurement) Regulations, 2001. The PPDA, effective as of 1st January 2007, applies to all procurement of goods, works and Services, as well as the disposal of assets by public entities. The Public procurement process is a complex issue because of the multiple interests and objectives it tries to achieve simultaneously coupled by the multiple regulatory policies and bodies it has to adhere to. Given the impact of procurement activities on the operation and effectiveness of public sectors in Kenya, it is essential that these activities be performed by qualified staff with high professional and ethical standards and using sound procedures anchored in appropriate policies and regulations. It is also necessary to embrace accountability, ethics and ICT for smooth running of these operations. The objective of this study was to determine the factors influencing Implementation of Public Procurement and Disposal Act in Kenyan Judiciary from regions perspective. The study adopted a cross sectional census survey design to achieve the objective of the study. This was done through a closed ended questionnaire whereby the respondents ranked their level of agreement to statements that related to the factors being examined. The findings revealed that accountability, ICT adoption, stakeholders‟ ethics and staff competence influenced implementation of Public Procurement and disposal Act in Kenyan Judiciary. The highest ranked among the factors was staff competence hence identifying need for regular training of staff and hiring of competent staff.