Research Paper | Management | Kenya | Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016
Assessment of Tendering Methods on the Successful Implementation of Constituency Development Fund Projects in Njoro Sub-County, Nakuru Kenya
Rotich Moses Amdany | Dr. Josephat Kwasira
Abstract: the complexities of public procurement performance require more than just a mere policy framework in every nation. There is need to have direct interventions that would undo the complexities that bedevil the efforts of the government and international organization for supporting the public procurement performance initiatives. In this era of dynamic and frequently changing corporate environment, purchasing managers are encouraged to be proactive. This study sought to examine in detail the influence that procurement practices has on the successful implementation of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) projects in Njoro Sub-county. There have been numerous reports by scholars, professionals, the media and civil rights organizations that the whole CDF ideology is being used as a tool for embezzlement of public funds as opposed to it being a devolved development vehicle, part of the cited malpractice area is in the entire procurement process of the projects materials, goods and services. In the public sector, procurement is highly unsatisfactory with numerous cases of corrupt activities including collusion of some CDF Committee members being suppliers, which raises the question of conflict of interest. There is also the aspect of poor entrepreneurial attitude by the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) who are supposed to be promoted by supplying to the CDF projects but majority lack the ethics to pay taxes or even be registered in order for Constituency Development Fund Committee (CDFC) to contract them within law. The specific objectives of the study were To assess how procurement committee affects the performance of Constituency development funds projects, how tendering procedures affects the performance of Constituency development funds projects and how monitoring of procurement procedures affects the performance of constituency development fund projects. The general objective of the study was to assess the influence of procurement process on the performance of Constituency Development Fund Projects in Njoro Sub County Nakuru. Descriptive research design was adopted for this study and the target population consisted of CDF committee members in various projects in Njoro constituency. The total population was 170 individuals from CDF committee members and a representative sample of 93 respondents selected and drawn from the various project categories funded by CDF including Education, Health, Water and roads. Data was collected using questionnaires and was tested for reliability by use of pilot study where the respondents were drawn outside the selected pilot units. The pilot data was not used in the actual analysis and thus did not influence the outcomes of the data. After data was collected the questionnaires were edited for correction and then the data cleaned, coded and analyzed using SPSS version 20. Both descriptive and inferential statistics (correlation analysis) were used to analyze the data and the findings were presented in tables. The correlation results depicted positive relationships between tendering methods and successful implementation of Constituency Development Fund Projects in Njoro Sub-County.
Keywords: Tendering, Open tendering, Restricted tendering, Direct tendering, Constituency Development Fund and CDF Project Implementation
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016,
Pages: 1333 - 1341
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