E-procurement and sustainability of state corporations in Kenya
The primary objective was to determine the e-procurement practices employed by state corporations in Kenya. The objectives of the were to determine how electronic procurement is related to sustainable procurement in Kenya's state societies and establish challenges faced in e-procurement by state corporations that operate in the Kenyan market. The research developed employed graphic study design. The study covered an average population of 262 state corporations. The sampling method used to identify study respondent was Stratified random sampling because of ease in the classification of the population into strata's. The sample comprised of 25% of each level of the target population. The method used for the primary data collection was a use of Questionnaires. The analysis of data was done using descriptive statistics which included standard deviation, means, and frequency. The results show that most of the State Corporation had operated for an averagely extended period and they have a good understanding of the effect of electronic procurement. E-tendering reduces cost, lead time, improve quality and flexibility. The e-reverse auction was found to assist State Corporation in achieving its strategic sourcing. E-sourcing contributed to a reduction of cost and improvement of efficiency in the procurement processes. Active e-procurement practices in State Corporation leads to improvement in quality and service delivery.