Henry Obatsa

Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture And Technology

Noor Ismail Shale, Phd

Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture And Technology

CITATION: Obatsa H & Noor I S (PhD). (Sep, 2016), Effect of information communication technology adoption on public procurement performance in state corporations in Kenya: A case of rural electrification authority. International Journal of Human Resource & Procurement (IJHRP), volume II (IX), 383 - 398. ISSN 2105 6008.

Abstract

As part of the Government’s initiative to reform the Public Finance Management (PFM) system and restore the public confidence in the use of public funds, the government of Kenya introduced an Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS), e-procurement module that would enhance efficiency in planning, budgeting, procurement, expenditure management and reporting in the National and County Governments. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of information communication technology, procurement cost reduction, ICT integration, supplier relationship management and organization policy on the public procurement performance of state Corporations in Kenya. The study used cross-sectional research design. The population of interest of this study will be the Rural Electrification Authority staff. Both primary and secondary data was collected. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. The target population for the study was 450 respondents drawn from procurement and other departments from Rural Electrification Authority. Stratified sampling method was employed to select a representative sample which yielded 45 members of the staff from a population of 450, Semi-structured questionnaires were administered to the sampled officers. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. Information has been presented in tables, charts and graphs. The study found out that cost reduction and ICT integration are the main factors that have effect on the adoption of information communication technology adoption on public procurement performance. The other factors studied: Supplier Relationship Management and Organization policy were not found to be significant on the effect of public procurement performance in state corporations in Kenya.

Keywords : e-procurement, procurement performance, public procurement and Public Finance

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