Determinants of Public Procurement Policy Implementation in Government Ministries in Kenya

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Halkano Konso Ali , Dr. Noor Ismail ,

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Abstract

The main focus of this paper was to analyze the determinants of public procurement policy implementation in government ministries in Kenya. This study was informed by Institutional theory and Principal-Agent Theory. A descriptive research design was used in this study. The study targeted 144 staff of the National Treasury. A census technique method was used. In collecting the data, open-ended and closed-ended questions were used. The quantitative and qualitative data generated were analyzed by use of descriptive statistics feature in SPSS version 24 to generate information which were presented using tables, frequencies and percentages and inferential statistics to make predictions or inferences about a population from observations and analyses of a sample using use correlation analysis regression analysis, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and coefficient analysis at .05 level of significance. The findings have showed that organizational structure has a positive and significant effect on PPP (Public Procurement Policy) implementation, β1 = 0.324, p < 0.001, staff competency has a positive and significant effect on PP implementation, β2 = 0.255, p < 0.001. There is need to further put in place structures that would enable the full implementation of the laws and regulations regarding communication within the department which would lead to reduced lead time. Furthermore, enhanced coordination to improve quality through enabling structures that clearly define the roles and responsibilities of the staff is critical. Also, a further relook into the standardization mechanisms would go a long way in plugging any gaps in order to reduce costs. There is a need for the organization to ensure that there is continuous on the job training to enhance implementation of rules and regulations and the fairness and equitableness of formal courses offered to the staff thus enhanced quality improvement.

Keywords

Staff Competency, Organizational Structure, Implementation, Government Public, Procurement

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