EFFECT OF PROCUREMENT PLANNING ON PROCUREMENT PERFORMANCE OF STATE CORPORATIONS IN MOMBASA COUNTY, KENYA
Salim, A. S.
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The main objective of this study was to determine effects of procurement planning on procurement performance of State Corporations in Mombasa County, Kenya. The specific objective of the study were need identification, need specialization, budget & cost estimates and procurement methods and its effects on procurement performance. The study employed a descriptive design and the researcher used stratified random sampling technique to select a sample that represented the entire population. The target population was 204 employees which were middle level staff and senior level staff selected from the 34 state corporations in Mombasa County. The sample size was 135 which showed some level of significance at the 95% confidence level. The questionnaires were used to collect primary data from the various departments which included procurement, finance, human resource and administration, operations, engineering and legal department since all their functions were centralized and suitable to provide data. Data was descriptively analyzed through SPSS software version 24 to find out the relation between dependent and independent variables. The relationship between independent and dependent variables was determined using a multivariate regression analysis and the strength of the relationship of independent and dependent variable were determined by use of Pearson correlation coefficient (r). The results were presented in form of frequency distribution tables. A quantitative report was generated through the percentages, measures, tabulations and central tendency. It was concluded that procurement need identification greatly had effects on the procurement performance of state corporations in Mombasa County, Kenya. It was concluded that procurement budget cost & estimates greatly had effects on the procurement performance of state corporations in Mombasa County, Kenya. The study recommended that suppliers should develop competent technical abilities so as to provide high quality products or services. The study recommended that all the public entities in Kenya should establish appropriate appraisal audit policies because this would help them ensure that they would deal with qualified and competent staff and suppliers