FACTORS INFLUENCING IMPLEMENTATION OF E-PROCUREMENT IN THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT: A CASE OF THE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR AND CO-ORDINATION OF NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Patricia Njeri Mambo

Abstract


Over the last few years, the 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 embraced the benefits accrued from E-procurement practices. The Kenyan government has recognized adoption of ICT in service delivery to the public and its citizens in the Constitution. However, even given the potential benefits of e-procurement, most of the government ministries have not effectively implemented the e-procurement practices. This study sought to investigate the factors influencing the implementation of e-procurement in the Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government. The target population of this study was staff working in various Departments of the Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government and whose head office is in Nairobi.  The study employed the stratified random sampling technique to come up with a sample size of 67 respondents from a population of 168. This study relied mostly on primary data collected by use of questionnaires. The study generated both qualitative and quantitative data.

Keywords: top management commitment, ICT infrastructure


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