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Gichuki Victor Muchemi

Masters Student: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Noor Shale, PhD

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

CITATION: Muchemi, G.,V., & Shale, N,. (2016). Role of Strategic Procurement on Procurement Performance In Public Universities: A Case of Murang’a University College. International Journal of Human Resource and Procurement. Vol 4 (13) pp 46-59.




Strategic procurement is not a new term to many organizations of the world and relates to the senior executives decisions that determines the make or buy decisions in an organization. Procurement is itself an old phenomena since purchasing practice has been in existence for ages. Today, firms of the world have moved from the traditional buying practices to the modern purchasing practices by use of the internet-based strategies. This is what has influenced growth and development of strategic procurement in organizations. The aim of this particular research was to investigate the role of strategic procurement in the public universities with Murang’a University College as the case study. Given the continued explosion in use of strategic procurement by the public institutions, it is important for the public universities to consider adopting it so as to streamline their procurement practices and achieve a seamless flow of operations. A descriptive survey design was employed in this study. Both qualitative and quantitative data was collected by the researcher. Questionnaire was be the main instrument for data collection. The qualitative data was arranged into specific groups and later recoded into the SPSS software for descriptive statistics. The quantitative data was analyzed by use of the SPSS software version 23 where tables and piecharts used in the study were generated. The study established that independent variables (procurement policy, training, ICT and supplier relation management) adequately affected dependent variable (procurement performance). In this regard, procurement policy was the most significant variable (0.001) while Training was the least significant (0.017). The study recommended; implementation of organizational policies in support of strategic procurement in public institutions, heavy investment in ICT infrastructure by public institutions and annual trade workshop and seminars for all the public servants.

Keywords: Strategic procurement, supplier relation management and procurement performance.



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