This research study set out to investigate the factors affecting the effectiveness of
public procurement practice in Garisa Municipal Council. These factors affect overall
performance of the council in discharching its social responsibilities to the society
which is the main financier of the council.
The general objective of the study was to study the factors affecting procurement
practice that has led to loss of money and ineffiency in public institution given their
important purpose of service provision to .the society, the study intends to propose
measures for ir.1provement leading to procurement efficiency.
The research design used was a case study technique to obtain data from the GMC
staff and suppliers, the study utilized questionnaires, interview and observation to
obtain the findings. Stratified sampling was utilized to classify the population of the
The target population was GMC staff and suppliers of the council. From a total of
126 GMC employees 63 were sampled -30 from procurement, 8 from treasurers'
office, 4 from finance, 13 from stores and 8 from user department. 40 suppliers
were sampled from a total population of 80 suppliers - 15 from past suppliers, 20
from current suppliers and 5 from potential suppliers', stratified sampling was
Descriptive statistics was used to analyze data and present it inform of tables, pie
charts and bar graphs, the aim of data analysis was to obtain findings and draw
recommendations from these findings. Validity and reliability was conducted to
remove ambiguity and achieve high degree of precisions.
Findings showed that though the government has in the recent past enacted
measures to improve public procurerr.ent practice. Procurement vices continue in
public institutions, corruption, unqualified staff, and lack of information, poor
supplier selection lot of paper work, poor record keeping and lack of computer use
contribute to ineffectiveness.
From the study the recommendations are to use higher qualified personel, putting
responsible people to tender boards computerizing the procurement function, strict
adherence to procedures and duties .proper selection of suppliers, long term
planning and ensuring environmental concerns in the procurement function. This will bring efficiency and effectiveness.
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Research, SSA. "Procurement And Development Of Local Government Authorities. Case Study: Garisa Municipal Council" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed June 18, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/procurement-and-development-of-local-government-authorities-case-study-garisa-municipal-council