Too Kiprotich Willy, Dr. Machoka Paul


The IFMIS technology is a veritable tool for increasing productivity and empowering public sector professionals to control the procurement process. However, despite the administrative and managerial benefits obtainable by the adoption of IFMIS, the challenges and associated risks are rife. The study's purpose was to assess IFMIS implementation on procurement performance of state-owned enterprises in Kenya to make recommendations on the proper use of IFMIS. The following specific objectives guided the study; to establish how online inventory management, electronic vendor evaluation. The following theories conducted the study; the technology acceptance model, partnerships theory. To achieve this, the study reviewed both theoretical and empirical literature and proposed the research methodology that addressed the gaps identified in the literature and answered the stipulated research questions. This study adopted a descriptive research design approach targeting heads of procurement and ICT at the 187 state-owned enterprises. The study preferred this method because it allowed an in-depth analysis of the subject. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from a sample of one hundred and thirty (130) respondents, selected using simple random sampling, from the four strata. Once collected, data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Quantitative data were analyzed using multiple regression analysis. The qualitative data generated were analyzed using Statistical Package of Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22. The response rate of the study was 74%. The study's findings indicated that online inventory management and electronic vendor evaluation have a positive relationship with state-owned enterprises' procurement performance in Kenya. Finally, the study recommended that public institutions embrace IFMIS technology to improve performance. Further research should be carried out in other public institutions to determine if the same results can be obtained.

Key Words: Inventory Management, Electronic Vendor Evaluation, Procurement Performance

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