International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Management | Kenya | Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2015

Factors Affecting Access to Government Procurement Opportunities for Disadvantaged Groups in Public Entities: (A Case Study of Kenya Ports Authority)

Johnson Gachanja Ngure | Dr. Fridah Theuri Simba

Abstract: The study assessed the effects of information, funding, tendering and training on AGPO implementation. In order to achieve this objective, the researcher reviewed literature in the business field with a bias to the factors identified. The study was conducted at Kenya Ports Authority with the target population being staff in the procurement department and three other user departments who are actively involved in procurement. The researcher used descriptive research design since it ensured complete description of the situation making. The sampling technique was stratified random sampling to obtain a suitable unit representative of analysis because of the homogeneity of the population and all the respondents had an equal opportunity of participation. The instrument used in collection of data during the study were questionnaires. The researcher analyzed the data using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22 Implementation of the AGPO was regressed against four variables of, Funding, Training access to information and tendering process. The study found out that information, funding, tendering process and training affect access to government procurement opportunities. The study noted that AGPOs core goal, according to its architects, was to facilitate the youth, women and persons with disability-owned enterprises to participate in government procurement, thus giving them more opportunities to do business with government. The development may be frustrating to the government that promised to create one million new jobs every year to revive Kenyas economic growth

Keywords: Government procurement Opportunities, disadvantaged groups

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2015,

Pages: 745 - 755

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