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ROLE OF PROCUREMENT ON ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE: A SURVEY STUDY OF PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN IMENTI NORTH DISTRICT, KENYA


Eliab Ngotho Wambui

ABSTRACT

The last two decades had a significant number of research works carried out on various issues relating to the role of procurement towards enjoying full economies of scale. However, few empirical studies on the role of procurement in educational organizations have been done in Kenya. In an effort to contribute to the existing literature on the role of procurement in the educational organizations performance in Kenya the researcher was interested to conduct a study on educational organizations in Kenya. Specifically, this study examined the role of procurement in educational organizations performance in developing country like Kenya. The objectives of the study was: To investigate the procurement skills of staffs in charge of procurement in educational organization, to establish whether there are procurement plans which are adhered to in the procurement process, to establish whether the procuring units have relationships with the suppliers, and to determine the effects of group buying to individual procuring units. The research used simple random sampling and self administered questionnaire for this study. With a descriptive research design also applied the descriptive statistics which involved use of frequencies, percentages and cross tabulations, while descriptive method of data analysis was used. The sample consisted of 30 public secondary schools in Imenti North District; Meru County which was selected using stratified random sampling and this gave 60 respondents. The study employed both qualitative and quantitative research techniques. Data was collected using both open ended and closed ended questionnaires. The research design for the study used   descriptive research and further employed descriptive statistics which involved use of frequencies, percentages and cross tabulation.


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