Integrated financial management information systems implementation and its impact on public procurement performance at national government of Kenya
The recent introduction of IFMIS at the National Government of Kenya is advancement in technology aimed at improving procurement practices. IFMIS not only increases the efficiency of procurements, but also increases accountability in procurement. However, the exact effect it has on procurement performance has not been fully established by the available literature. This study aimed at establishing the implementation and impact of integrated financial management information system on procurement performance at the National Government of Kenya. The researcher used cross-sectional survey approach in conducting the study where all the ministries at the national government were studied at their National level points. The population of interest consisted of all the 18 ministries under the National Government of Kenya as such the procurement managers were targeted. This study mainly used primary data collected using questionnaires. The questionnaires included structured and unstructured questions and was administered through drop and pick later method. Data collected was quantitative in nature. The descriptive statistical tools helped the researcher to describe the data and determine the extent used. This included frequency distributions, tables, figures, percentages, means and standard deviations. Further, descriptive statistics were used to analyse the information on factors affecting the implementation of integrated financial management information system on procurement performance of the Kenyan Government Ministries. In addition, the study conducted a multiple regression analysis to show the relationship between implementation of IFMIS and procurement performance in the public sector in Kenya. The study found out that ministries under the National Government had adopted various e-procurement practices to enhance their procurement performance. Multiple regression analysis was used to determine the relationship between IFMIS and procurement performance. The study found that adoption of IFMIS by ministries had a significant impact on their procurement performance. The study concluded that IFMIS adoption has a positive impact on the procurement performance. The study recommended the government should undertake more awareness programmes to create positive stance towards e-government projects amongst stakeholders where IFMIS falls. The study also recommended that the ministries should appoint procurement oversight committees that will see implementation of IFMIS on procurement practices at their respective ministries.