The Effect of E-Procurement Practices on Effective Procurement in Public Hospitals: A Case of KISII Level 5 Hospital
Matunga, Denish Ateto; Nyanamba, Steve Ondieki; Dr. Walter Okibo

The purpose for this research was to assess the effect of e-procurement on efficient procurement in public hospitals. The objectives of the study were to assess the extent to which e-procurement has improved the quality of goods in public hospitals, to determine the extent to which e-procurement has reduced price charged for goods purchased in public hospitals and to identify the extent to which e-procurement has ensured best value for money in public hospitals procurement. The study established that Kisii Level 5 hospital uses e-tendering, e-quotations and e-sourcing as the main e-procurement applications and that the greatest challenges faced when using emarket provider was inadequate funding, organization’s inability to handle change management and lack of training of employees on how to use the system. The study concluded that public hospitals have adopted some of the e-procurement applications regardless of the challenges that accompany the adoption.

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