This research study set out to investigate the factors affecting the effectiveness of public
procurement practice in Maua Municipal Council. These factors affect overall perfonnance
of the council in discharching its social responsibilities to the society which is the main
financier of the council.And also MMC is under local government that is subject to PPDA
Act and regulations hence should comply with the procedures of the act
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 improvement
leading to procurement efficiency.
The research desigu used was a case study technique to obtain data fi·om the MMC staff and
suppliers, the study utilized questionnaires, interview and observation to obtain the findings.
Stratified sampling was utilized to classify the population of the study.
The target population was MMC staff and suppliers of the council. From a total of 126 MMC
employees 63 were sampled -30 from procurement, 8 fi·om treasurers' office, 4 fi·om finance,
13 from stores and 8 from user department. 40 suppliers were sampled from a total
population of 80 suppliers - 15 fi·om past suppliers, 20 from current suppliers and 5 from
potential suppliers', stratified sampling was utilized.
Descriptive statistics was used to analyze data and present it infonn 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 procurement practice. Procurement vices continue in public institutions,
corruption, unqualified staff, and lack of infonnation, poor supplier selection lot of paper
work, poor record keeping and lack of computer use contlibute to ineffectiveness.
From the study the recommendations are to use higher qualified personel, putting responsible
people to tender boards computc1izing the procurement function, stlict adherence to procedures and duties .proper selection of suppliers, long te1m planning and ensuring environmental concerns in the procurement function. This will bring efficiency and effectiveness.
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