Public Participation through Procurement Planning for Sustainable Procurement in Devolved System of Governments in Kenya

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Eunice Gitiri Njagi , Namusonge G. Simiyu , Noor Ismail Shale ,

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Volume 11 - February 2022 (02)

Abstract

Public participation is a concept enshrined in the Kenyan constitution, 2010 with intention to devolve powers to the common citizens and increase transparency and accountability hence play a role towards public procurement sustainability. Sustainable procurement seeks to ensure public procurement is done in a responsible way taking account of maximum utilization of resources to attain value for money across the whole procurement process.  By involving citizens in the procurement planning process in devolved systems of government seeks to allow them to chooses projects of their choice and participate in supplying local available materials and services making the projects sustainable from the social responsibility perspective.  Studies on the role of citizens in the procurement planning in county government in kenya is scanty.  Therefore the study sought to evaluate how public participation is achieved through procurement planning and its influence on sustainable procurement in devolved systems of government in Kenya. The study adopted descriptive study design. With a target population of 1146. A sample of 297 respondents was chosen through stratified sampling method from Makueni, Machakos, and Kitui Counties. Primary data was collected by use of semi structured questionnaires, descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse data. SPSS aided in data analysis. The findings of the study show a positive and linear relationship between procurement planning and sustainable procurement (r=0.659, p<0.05). The regression model was a good fit as indicated by a significant F-statistic (F=220.516, p<0.05). The study therefore recommends that County governments need to adopt effective procurement planning techniques so as to reap the benefits of public participation in procurement process for sustainable procurement management. The study proposes that other counties be investigated in order to have a holistic picture of the entire country on the subject matter.

Keywords

Devolution, Public participation, procurement planning, sustainable procurement, sustainability, Green Procurement, Strategy

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