Tag Archives: E-Procurement

Employing Online and Offline Qualitative Interpretive Case Studies in Understanding E-Procurement Effectiveness (Published)

This paper aims to shine a light on how an interpretive case study qualitative is being used in understanding the effectiveness of government e-procurement implementation and use contexts. Our study is based on a case of social media discussion and posting on government e-procurement implementation and use in Indonesian regency. We collected data from e-procurement users’ social media exchange, postings, and conversations posted by local businessmen and companies and from offline in-depth interviews with implementers. The findings show that social media observation can be used as research setting to enhance understanding of a topic being studied and as a medium for triangulation in an interpretive study. Our study also proves that using social media in interpretive study can reduce challenge in participants’ recruitment, access to study sites, and bias in interviews. More importantly, data from social media can enrich and verify offline interview data.   While this study contributes to online interpretive research, the data was collected from online participants whose identities are difficult to verify. The data neither was validated with face to face interview.  The use of social media for an interpretive study also raises an ethical dilemma because we observe and draw content from posted material in an online setting without users’ consent. This needs to consider new ethical issue by exploring ethic discourse in social media study.

Keywords: Case Study, E-Procurement, Social media, interpretive research, research approach

Factors Influencing Implementation of E- Procurement: A Case Study of Small and Medium Size Businesses in Voi Town (Published)

This paper has researched on the factors influencing implementation of e-procurement on small and medium sizes business in Voi town. The study has three objectives: To ascertain the effect of skills on implementation of E-procurement in SMEs; to establish the effect of Supplier compatibility on implementation of E-procurement in SMEs and finally determine the effect of cost of systems infrastructure on implementation of E-procurement in SMEs. The study adopted a descriptive approach in trying to establish on the factors influencing implementation of e-procurement on small and medium sizes business in Voi town and it targeted a population of one hundred employees. The study concluded that skills, supplier compatibility and the cost of systems infrastructure influence the implementation of E-procurement in the SMEs in Voi town.

Keywords: E-Procurement, IT infrastructure, Supply Chain

Factors Influencing Adoption of E-Procurement in Kenya’s Public Sector (Published)

E-procurement system contributes significantly to national productivity growth through the removal of non-value added activities in procurement process. However, the adoption has been slow in Kenya and there is still a lack of studies assessing the impact of e-procurement. This study aims to explore the barriers of e-procurement adoption in Kenya and to understand e-procurement success, and why success has not been achieved using desktop research design. Insights that will be obtained from systematic evaluations regarding the barriers of e-procurement systems will help to develop an instrument to measure success; identify barriers to achieving success and establish a framework to promote success of e-procurement in the public sector in Kenya

Keywords: E-Procurement, Kenya, Procurement Process, Productivity, Public Sector

Evaluation of Product and Service E-Procurement Policy within the Environment of Tangerang Municipal Government (Published)

The core of the problem in this research is about Evaluation of Products and Service e-Procurement Policy within the Environment of Tangerang Municipal Government. This research was conducted using qualitative descriptive method. Informants for this research was nine evaluators consisting of five persons of Municipal Secretary, one person from the inspectorate, one person from Information and Communication Service/UPTD LPSE and two persons from product/service providers. Results of this research show that evaluation of the product and service e-procurement policy based on the effectiveness criterion was not effective yet, because in the auction target there were several activity packages that should be re-auction – that are 163 packages in 2012 and 580 packages in 2013. In addition, E-Procurement System (Sistem Pengadaan Secara Electronic, SPSE) had not been capable of detecting erroneous or mistaken administrative bundles. For efficiency criterion, it was shown that the target of efficiency has been achieved, as suggested by budget efficiency from the HPS (self-estimated price) ratio with the work contract at 12.27 percents in 2012 and 10.62 percents in 2013. For the adequacy criterion, it was revealed that the result has been adequate, in respect of authority given to the task force (Pokja) to conduct auction process as stipulated in either Perpres (Presidential Decree) No. 70 year 2012 which is the second amendment of the Perpres (Presidential Decree) No. 54 year 2010 or the Decree of Product and/or Service Procurement Department. For the criterion of even distribution, the result was not good yet, because information obtained by from evaluation conducted by evaluators were not reported to the policy maker (the city mayor), and were also not delivered to head of SKPD. Likewise, for the criterion of responsiveness, the result was not good yet, because local businessmen or entrepreneurs still asked assistance and guidelines, in the form of two-monthly meetings, from the Tangerang local government. Until now, such meeting was conducted only once in the form of construction service technical training conducted by the Urban Planning Service. Whereas for the criterion of accuracy, it was known that the result was accurate or feasible for the community needs, because of the existing generality, consistence, clarity and fairness and efficiency.

Keywords: Auction, E-Procurement, Municipal Government, Product, services

EVALUATION E-PROCUREMENT POLICY WITHIN THE ENVIROMENT OF TANGERANG MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT (Published)

The core of the problem in this research is about Evaluation of Products and Service e-Procurement Policy within the Environment of Tangerang Municipal Government. This research was conducted using qualitative descriptive method. Informants for this research was nine evaluators consisting of five persons of Municipal Secretary, one person from the inspectorate, one person from Information and Communication Service/UPTD LPSE and two persons from product/service providers. Results of this research show that evaluation of the product and service e-procurement policy based on the effectiveness criterion was not effective yet, because in the auction target there were several activity packages that should be re-auction – that are 163 packages in 2012 and 580 packages in 2013. In addition, E-Procurement System (Sistem Pengadaan Secara Electronic, SPSE) had not been capable of detecting erroneous or mistaken administrative bundles. For efficiency criterion, it was shown that the target of efficiency has been achieved, as suggested by budget efficiency from the HPS (self-estimated price) ratio with the work contract at 12.27 percents in 2012 and 10.62 percents in 2013. For the adequacy criterion, it was revealed that the result has been adequate, in respect of authority given to the task force (Pokja) to conduct auction process as stipulated in either Perpres (Presidential Decree) No. 70 year 2012 which is the second amendment of the Perpres (Presidential Decree) No. 54 year 2010 or the Decree of Product and/or Service Procurement Department. For the criterion of even distribution, the result was not good yet, because information obtained by from evaluation conducted by evaluators were not reported to the policy maker (the city mayor), and were also not delivered to head of SKPD. Likewise, for the criterion of responsiveness, the result was not good yet, because local businessmen or entrepreneurs still asked assistance and guidelines, in the form of two-monthly meetings, from the Tangerang local government. Until now, such meeting was conducted only once in the form of construction service technical training conducted by the Urban Planning Service. Whereas for the criterion of accuracy, it was known that the result was accurate or feasible for the community needs, because of the existing generality, consistence, clarity and fairness and efficiency.

Keywords: E-Procurement, Policy