Dismas Nziku, Meshack Siwandeti


E-procurement refers to the use of internet-based (integrated) information and communication technology (ICT) to carry out individual or all stages of the procurement process. The Overall objective of this study was to examine the factors affecting adoption of e-procurement strategy in private companies, taking TBL as case study. The Questionnaires, interview and documentary collection were used in this study:  three factors reviewed and critically analyzed using quantitative research approach and presented in percentages, which are the Technological, Organizational, and Environmental factors (T-O-E). The study findings revealed ample evidence that Private companies in Tanzania can adopt e-procurement and enjoy the fruits of this new technology like customer service level improvement, procurement cost reduction, inventory optimizations, buyer/supplier collaboration  by direct operational links and  easier audits and compliance  significantly by the institutions. The study conclude and recommends private institutions to develop Web Service-Based, domain-specific application framework that will enable private companies to quickly and easily build and deploy robust, secure, scalable, manageable, interoperable, portable and lawful e-Procurement. Applications using a good e-procurement software system as it would help them greatly reduce the time and effort required to complete purchasing transactions by eliminating traditional paper chain of requisitions, approvals, receiving, payment reconciliation and reduces face to face interaction hence lower risk of corruption.


Procurement, E- Procurement, Technology, IT-Infrastructure, IT - System.

Full Text:



Azanlerigu, J. A., & Akay, E. (2015). Prospects and Challenges of E-Procurement in Some Selected Public Institutions in Ghana. Prospects, 7(29).

Batenburg. R(2007). E-Procurement adoption by European Firms. A Quantitative Analysis. Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management, 13, 182-192.

Carayannis, E.G. & Popescu, D. (2005). Profiling a methodology for economic growth and convergence: Learning from the EU e-procurement experience for central and eastern European countries. Technovation, 25, 1–14.

Dai, Q. & Kauffman, R.J. (2001). Business Models for Internet-Based E-Procurement Systems and B2B Electronic Markets: An Exploratory Assessment. A paper presented at the Thirty-Fourth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, January 3-6, Maui, HI.

European Commission (2012). EU public procurement legislation: delivering results Summary of evaluation report. Brussels EU, 34p

Kothari, C. R (2012). Resaerch Methodology, 6th edition, New Delhi: New Age Publishers

Mchopa. A. (2012).The adoption of e-procurement in Tanzania public procurement: progress, challenges and the way forward pp.1. Retrieved from https://www.academia.edu

Rahim, M. M. (2008). A qualitative evaluation of an instrument for measuring the influence of factors affecting use of Business-to-Employee (B2E) portals. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 46.

Suleiman, M. A. (2013). Adoption of e-procurement and value addition to Tanzanian public institutions: a case of Tanzania public institutions (Doctoral dissertation, Mzumbe University).

Tanner, C. (2008). Current trends and challenges in electronic procurement: An empirical study. Electronic Markets, 18 (1), 6–18.

Tanzania Breweries Limited (2011), Audited Financials company report for shareholders.

Teo, T.S.H., Lin, S., Lai, K.H.(2009). Adopters and non-adopters of e-procurement in Singapore: An empirical study. Omega 37, 972–987 (2009)

Veit, D. J., Parasie, N. P., & Huntgeburth, J. C. (2011, January). E-Procurement Adoption at the Municipal Level: Influence of Organizational, Technological and Environmental Factors. In System Sciences (HICSS), 2011 44th Hawaii International Conference on (pp. 1-10). IEEE.

Wu, F., Zsidisin, G., & Ross, A. (2007). Antecedents and outcomes of e-procurement adoption: an integrative model. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 54(3), 576-587.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2019 Business Education Journal