Public procurement and disposal act and the performance of the procurement function in public Secondary Schools In Nairobi County
This research dealt with Public Procurement and Disposal Act and performance of the procurement function in Public Secondary schools in Nairobi County. The study concentrated on three valuables: Implementation of PPDA: Impact of PPDA on performance of procurement function and challenges faced in the implementation of PPDA. The study involved 60 Public Secondary Schools in Nairobi County. The study was conducted through a descriptive research design. The research study was guided by research questions based on the variables aforementioned. Literature related to this study was reviewed based on the valuables; Implementation, impact of PPDA on performance and challenges faced during implementation. Data was collected through the use of the questionnaire. A census was used to collect data from the respondents since the number of schools was not too large .The data collected was analyzed by descriptive statistics. Simple frequencies, percentages, means, standard deviation, correlation and regression analysis were used.Data was presented in descriptive form supported by frequency counts, percentages and means. From the research findings it can be concluded that most PSS in Nairobi County have implemented PPDA in their tendering process which have impacted positively on the performance of the procurement function. Challenges are also encountered in implementation due to majority of the procurement committee members lacking adequate training in public procurement procedures and regulations as per PPDA. This results in school principals and Boards of Management manipulating the process there by abusing the process which leads to unsuccessful suppliers becoming dissatisfied with the process due to lack of transparency. Further research should be undertaken in the following areas, implementation of PPDA and the performance of the procurement function in public hospitals or judiciary, e-procurement adoption in public secondary schools in Nairobi County and the impact on the performance of the procurement function.