International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Resource allocation Planning: Impact on Public Sector Procurement Performance in Kenya
Ouma Denis, Jennifer M Kilonzo

For decades procurement performance has been attracting great attention from practitioners, academicians and researchers due to poor performance resulting from non-adherence to proper processes and procedures. Literature suggests that procurement performance is an issue that needs to be highly addressed more so when it affects the public sphere. This research sought to determine how resources allocation planning influences public procurement in Kenya. Using a case study of public financial institutions, purposive sampling was used to select 12 firms involved in financial services provision. The public procurement Acts (2005) and Regulations (2006) and revised (2010) were used as a guide on the resource allocation procedure as employed in public institutions. Results show that (i) resources allocated to public financial sector were not enough (ii) Resource allocation affected procurement performance. It is recommended that public entities try and balance resource allocation and even allocate more funds to departments in charge of procurement since cost cutting and efficiency measures implemented at the procurement level will affect all the other departments in the organization.

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