County governments are tasked with providing essential services to their constituents, including healthcare, education, infrastructure, and public safety. To do this, they rely on suppliers to provide goods and services. However, The Auditor general report notes that there is non-compliance with procurement laws in Nakuru County. Specifically, the report found that some procurement processes were not conducted in accordance with the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act its regulations. The study endevoured to establish the effect of supplier evaluation on procurement performance of Nakuru county government, Kenya. The transaction cost, social exchange theory and relational theory and resource dependency theories. This study adopted a survey research design. The unit of analysis was 10 departments in the County Government of Nakuru. The unit of observation was top and middle level employee working in procurement and finance departments a total of 82 respondents. Manageable the study adopted census techniques to incorporate all the targeted respondent’s Primary data was collected using questionnaire. A pilot study was conducted in Kericho County. Content validity was done by the experts in the University. Reliability of the instruments were determined using Cronbach Alpha. Items with reliability co-efficient of at least 0.70 was accepted as valid and reliable in this research. The data that was collected in this study was quantitative in nature. Quantitative data was analysed using SPSS. The study used descriptive and inferential statistics. Means, and standard deviations were used to interprete descriptive statistics. Inferential statistics use correlation and multiple regression analyses. Statistical tables presented study results. From the findings the study concluded that there was an insignificant negative effect between supplier evaluation and procurement performance. The study further recommended that the Nakuru County Government should regularly assess supplier performance by conducting periodic evaluations of suppliers based on the established criteria.
Supplier Evaluation, Procurement Performance
Rachel Resiato Lekakimon , Dr. Nyaberi Duncan "Effect of Supplier Evaluation on Procurement Performance of Nakuru County Government, Kenya" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 7 Issue 3 2023 Page 114-119
Rachel Resiato Lekakimon , Dr. Nyaberi Duncan "Effect of Supplier Evaluation on Procurement Performance of Nakuru County Government, Kenya" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 7(3)