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PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND DISPOSAL REGULATIONS, (2006) IMPLEMENTATION AND PERFORMANCE OF KENYAN STATE CORPORATIONS

Pamela Marendi Getuno, PhD candidate,
Jomo Kenya University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT),
Nairobi Kenya
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Prof. Zachary Bolo Awino,
Lecturer University of Nairobi (UON),
Nairobi Kenya
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Dr. Patrick K. Ngugi,
Lecturer Jomo Kenya University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT),
Nairobi Kenya
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Dr. Florence Ondieki- Mwaura,
Lecturer Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT),
Nairobi Kenya
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CITATION: Getuno, P. M., Awino, B. Z., Ngugi, P. K.,  & Ondieki, F. (2015). Public Procurement and Disposal Regulations, (2006) Implementation and Performance of Kenyan State Corporations. International Journal of Human Resources and Procurement. 3 (1), 14-37.

ABSTRACT

The main objective of the study was to assess the effect Public Procurement and Disposal Regulations, (PPDR, 2006) implementation on organizational performance of Kenyan state corporations. The study applied a survey research design with a target population of 187 state corporations as per the list of the Taskforce on Parastatal Reforms (2013). The study sample comprised 250 procurement staff and 60 Accounting officers. Simple random sampling was used to select the respondents. The main data collection instrument was the questionnaire that contained both open ended and close ended questions. The questionnaire was pilot tested on five entities that helped to improve the instrument while exploratory factor analysis was used to extract factors with reliability value of 0.70. Factor loadings that were less than 0.70 were discarded. Data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics and multiple linear regressions. Results indicated a significant effect of the PPDR, (2006) implementation on performance of state corporations. Study concluded that implementation of the PPDR, (2006) improves performance of state corporations. The key notable problems that lead to poor implementation of the regulations include; poor organizational structure, use of noncompetitive procurement methods, inadequate procurement planning, poor records management and unfamiliarity with rules and regulations. Study recommended Accounting Officers to establish all relevant structures that support effective implementation of procurement rules and regulations, publish procurement opportunities to increase competition and participation of bidders, prepare and implement procurement plans that are linked with the strategic work plans, establish records management units staffed with qualified personnel and train all officers involved in the procurement process on procurement rules and regulations.

 


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