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International Journal of Engineering and Architecture Vol.4, Issue 3, 2015




Wachira Harrison Kiiru

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)


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Dr. Wanyona Githae

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)


Dr. Kiprimo, Anthony Mutai

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)


CITATION: Wachira, H. K., Githae, W & Mutai, A.(2015). Model for determining public procurement factors influencing contract performance during project implementation: a case of public building projects in Nairobi-Kenya. International Journal of Arts and Entrepreneurship 4 (3), 1-14.


Public procurement is an important function of government through which the government meets its development needs. Public procurement in Kenya has been undergoing transformation consistent with the global trend in an attempted to address the shortcomings in its public procurement by enacting legal and regulatory framework. However, every year Auditor General, Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission and Transparency International-Kenya have continued to report on problems emanating from procurement process during implementation. This study therefore aims at determining procurement factors that have significant influence on contract performance in public building projects during implementation. The study used a cross sectional descriptive research design within Nairobi-Kenya: a Likert type of questionnaires were administered to procurement personnel’s, project supervisors and contractors in public procuring entities with ongoing projects. The study employed sample population of forty eight public procuring entities randomly sampled from target population of fifty five public procuring entities with ongoing building projects. The study findings revealed that there was a high degree of agreement among the three groups of respondents’ opinions. Moreover Pearson’s correlation coefficient revealed that, transparency and cost effectiveness factor are highly significant in influencing project performance. The regression model showed that, if transparency and cost effectiveness index is high the performance of procurement during public building projects implementation is also high. The study therefore recommends that, cost effectiveness and transparency must be addressed to ensure success performance of procurement in public building projects.

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