Factors Affecting Procurement Planning in Bungoma County Government in Kenya

Joseph Waswa Mutoro, Elizabeth Nambuswa Makokha, Gregory Namusonge


The purpose of the study was to determine factors affecting procurement planning in Bungoma County Government in Kenya. The specific objective was to determine the effect of service delivery standards on procurement planning in Bungoma County Government. Theories on which the study was grounded included institutional theory, linear policy model theory and Hegelian Dialectic theory. A descriptive survey research design was used in this study. A target population census of forty three included procurement County officers and staff from Bungoma County Government. Of the forty three respondents, forty returned their questionnaires. Both primary and secondary data was collected by use of questionnaires. Validity of the instrument was done through pilot study and subjective judgments by the experts/supervisors while reliability was determined by Cronbach’s alpha coefficient. The hypothesis stated; service delivery had no significant influence on procurement planning in Bungoma County. The study rejected the null hypothesis because of the calculated P value. The conclusion was that service delivery had significant positive influence on procurement planning. This was because of the calculated B value of service delivery. This showed a significant influence on procurement planning in Bungoma County. The study recommended that; The County government of Bungoma to provide proper procurement plans to enable smooth running of procurement in the county, the procuring units to bring about integration of the diverse decisions and activities during procurement planning and be responsible for dividing requirements allocated to a single procurement process into separate lots, each user department to prepare a multi annual work plan based on the approved budget and let citizens also work with NGOs, CBOs and political parties to develop proposals for the council to consider during planning phase and the county government to employ skilled personnel to facilitate efficient and effective service delivery in public sector organization and meeting the rising needs of local people. A study on influence of procurement planning on County Government performance for the private sector was recommended by this research. The findings from the study may particularly be useful to existing and future organizations, all state corporations, stake holders in the County Governments and academic institutions, future researchers and other academicians who will undertake the same topic in their studies, policy makers within public and private sectors, leaders and managers in state corporations and societies.

Keywords:  Service Delivery, Procurement Planning

Full Text: PDF
Download the IISTE publication guideline!

To list your conference here. Please contact the administrator of this platform.

Paper submission email: EJBM@iiste.org

ISSN (Paper)2222-1905 ISSN (Online)2222-2839

Please add our address "contact@iiste.org" into your email contact list.

This journal follows ISO 9001 management standard and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Copyright © www.iiste.org