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E-Sourcing, E-Maintenance and Public Procurement Performance: A Case of Kericho County-Kenya
Science Research
Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2016, Pages: 37-42
Received: Nov. 13, 2015; Accepted: Nov. 26, 2015; Published: Apr. 12, 2016
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Geoffrey Rotich, Department of Entrepreneurship Technology Leadership and Management, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Juja, Kenya
Muma Benard, Department of Accounting, Finance and Management Science, Egerton University, Nakuru, Kenya
Elyjoy Micheni, Department of Management Science and Technology, Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
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Abstract
This study intended to establish the relationship between e-sourcing and e-maintenance aspects of e-procurement and procurement performance of county governments in Kenya. Kericho County was used as case. The study looked at all the public procurement processes and practices conducted and related them with procurement performance. The target respondents were employees in Kericho County while employees in procurement, finance and accounts and IT departments were purposively selected to form the sample frame from which the respondents were derived. To achieve the aim of the study, two hypotheses were tested; Ho1: E-Maintenance, Repair and Operations do not significantly affect Procurement Performance of county governments in Kenya and Ho2: E- Sourcing does not significantly affect Procurement Performance of county governments in Kenya. Hypotheses testing were conducted through one tailed t-test at 0.05significance level. The findings of the study revealed positive relationship between E-sourcing and procurement performance and E-maintenance and procurement performance respectively. It was therefore recommended that E-sourcing needed to be done at every procurement cycle and databases be created on online suppliers in order to make them more traceable and that the public organizations should recruit its own e-maintenance personnel in order to ensure that organizational system is fully functional and serviceable as required at all times. Research gaps were identified that could not be filled by this study and the study suggest that studies should be conducted to highlight change processes in the procurement systems, the key drivers of change in institutions and the role staff in implementation of new systems.
Keywords
E-Sourcing, E-Maintenance, Procurement Performance
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Geoffrey Rotich, Muma Benard, Elyjoy Micheni, E-Sourcing, E-Maintenance and Public Procurement Performance: A Case of Kericho County-Kenya, Science Research. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2016, pp. 37-42. doi: 10.11648/j.sr.20160402.13
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