E-procurement and performance of government ministries in Kenya
The Kenya government through the National treasury launched electronic procurement (e-procurement) in government ministries with the aim of achieving transparency and accountability in the use of public funds. However the actual impact of e-procurement implementation on performance of organizations has not been wholly established by the existing literature. This study sought to establish the impact on organizational performance and challenges encountered through the implementation of e-procurement in the Government Ministries of Kenya. The study used survey design in conducting the study where all the ministries in the National government were studied. The target population consisted of users of the e-procurement system in all the 20 ministries. Primary data was used as the data collection method in this study, where structured and unstructured questionnaires were issued out through the drop and pick later method. Data collected was described through the descriptive statistical tools. This included tables, mean and standard deviation. Information on the extent of e-procurement implementation in government ministries, effect of e-procurement on organizational performance was analyzed through descriptive statistics. Regression and coefficient of determination were applied to establish the association that exists in both electronic procurement practices and operation in government ministries. The study found out that e-procurement had a significant impact on performance of government ministries. The study recommended that E-procurement is supposed to be adopted to aid the management staff appreciate the effect of these program. The study also recommended that the administration should adopt quantitative and qualitative features altogether in making their decision and most viable and inter-linked e-procurement policies and practices throughout the group to enhance cooperation.
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