Procurement Practices Affecting Effective Public Projects Implementation in Kenya: A Case Study of Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

Hudson Wafula Barasa


The purpose of this study is to assess the state of public projects implementation in Kenya and to bring to the fore the key factors that underlie their successful implementation process. The principle question to be addressed by this study is ‘what procurement practices are responsible for projects failure in the Kenyan public sector?’

To answer this question and to achieve the primary objective of this study, the researcher focuses on the situation at Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) as a case study. KCAA has been selected for this study because it is one of the major public institutions with a significant portfolio of public projects, some of which have succeeded whereas others have failed. The Corporation has a staff population of 650 personnel, out of which the researcher seeks to survey 10% through questionnaires, interviews and individual discussions, cutting across all the levels of management. A presentation of the analyzed data and the analysis techniques are also provided.

The researcher has also provided a literature review, under chapter two, of all the variables of interest which have been distinctly classified as either dependent of independent. These include such factors as: Procurement Planning, Contract Monitoring & Control, Choice of Procurement Procedure; and lastly but not least Communication. The study demonstrates whether these practices indeed affect public projects implementation at KCAA and therefore in Kenya at large. It is also a summarized presentation of the views and findings of other scholars and authors who have written on the subject and attempted to construct a framework of the interrelationship between the identified variables. To sum up, the study will present key findings and ultimately provide the necessary recommendations premised on the findings of the research study

Keywords: Project, Public Project, Project Implementation, Electronic Data Interchange, E- Commerce, E- Procurement

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