Effects of Supplier Evaluation on Procurement Performance of Public Universities in Kenya
International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences
Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2016, Pages: 98-106
Received: Mar. 29, 2016;
Accepted: Apr. 5, 2016;
Published: Apr. 26, 2016
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Justus Kiprotich Mutai, Department of Procurement and Logistics Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Juja, Kenya
Barrack Okello, Department of Procurement and Logistics Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Juja, Kenya
This study sought to determine the effect of supplier evaluation on performance of procurement function of Public Universities. The Public Universities campuses in Kericho County were involved in the survey. To achieve the objective of the study, the researcher tested three hypotheses; supplier quality commitment does not have significant effect on performance of procurement functions of public universities campuses in Kericho County, financial stability of supplier does not have effect on the performance of procurement function of public universities campuses in Kericho County and supplier competence does not have significant effect on performance of procurement function of public universities campuses in Kericho County. This was a cross sectional survey study where data was collected in public universities campuses in Kericho County at a single point in time. Population of the study was the employees in the public universities’ campuses in Kericho County while the sample was selected employees in finance and procurement and accounts and finance departments. Data was collected through structured questionnaires that were administered through drop and pick technique. The collected data was analyzed through SPSS version 21. Mean and standard deviations were used to describe the variables in the study while regression analysis was conducted to determine the effect of supplier evaluation on performance of procurement function of the public universities campuses in Kerico County. The findings of the study revealed that suppliers’ quality commitment, suppliers’ financial capacity and suppliers’ competence have significant effect on performance of procurement of procurement function of public universities campuses in Kericho County individually with t=3.144; p=0.003, t=1.101; p=.046 and t=4.335; p=0.000 respectively and collectively with R-square value of 0.661. From the findings, the study recommends that experts who are knowledgeable and have expertise should be consulted in conducting supplier evaluation. Supplier evaluation criteria should focus on suppliers’ quality commitment, financial capacity and competence should be considered when awarding supply contracts to suppliers. The study suggests that a comparative study should be conducted to establish if there is difference in the effects of supplier evaluation on procurement performance between physical product organizations and service organizations. Further studies should be conducted to relate supplier evaluation and procurement performance in private universities in Kenya to establish whether there is any difference. Lastly, further study may also be conducted on the application of seven progressive steps of supplier evaluation.
Justus Kiprotich Mutai,
Effects of Supplier Evaluation on Procurement Performance of Public Universities in Kenya, International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences.
Vol. 4, No. 3,
2016, pp. 98-106.
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