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Organisational Factors Affecting the Adoption of E-Procurement System in the County Governments: A Case of Nairobi City County

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.5, No. 10)

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Page : 813-819

Keywords : Demand management; Supply management; Procurement; Training; Information Communication Technology; E-procurement; County government;

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Today, organizations are investing a lot in their IT infrastructure and reengineering their business processes by digitizing firms. If organizational employees will not optimum utilize its IT infrastructure, the productivity gain reduced enormously. Internet has changed the way business is done in every industry. E-procurement has dramatically changed the way purchasing is done. Both public and private sector institutions have realized the advantages accrued from E-procurement practices. The Kenyan government, county governments included, have recognized adoption of ICT in service delivery to the public and its citizens, engraved in the Constitution. However, even given the potential benefits of e-procurement, most of the county governments have not effectively and efficiently, adopted the e-procurement practices. This study therefore, sought to investigate the factors affecting the adoption of e-procurement in the County Governments. The descriptive research design was adopted. The target population of this study were employees working in various departments in the County Government of Nairobi and whose head office is in City Hall Nairobi. The County Government of Nairobi has more than 100 employees at its head office with 58 employees in HR, Finance, Procurement, Administration and ICT departments where the samples will be drawn through a census. The study employedpurposive sampling technique where all this 58 respondents were considered knowledgeable and involved in the procurement process in one way or the other. This study relied mostly on primary data that was collected by the use of questionnaires. The generated data was then analyzed using Microsofts Excel program and then presented using tables, charts and graphs. The findings of the study shows that perceived benefits, perceived barriers and user training plays a major role in determining the rate of adopting the e-procurement system.

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