Contractual Governance Mechanisms, Whistleblowing, Contract Monitoring and Contractor Performance of Works

Abstract

Contractor performance in Uganda’s construction industry has come under public scrutiny given the shoddy work, potholed roads, tattered pavements, collapsing buildings and poor state of buildings that are a menace to the public causing accidents and vehicle damage. Despite the regulations made by Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority in the monitoring of contracts, completing public contracts on time, within budget and with quality is a major challenge facing Uganda’s construction industry. This study examines the relationship between contractual governance mechanisms, whistleblowing, and contract monitoring and contractor performance of works in central government of Uganda. A quantitative cross-sectional survey was conducted. The data was collected using self-administered questionnaires and 402 usable responses were obtained which were analyzed using a Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS). Correlation and regression analysis were used in data analysis. The results indicated a significant relationship between contractual governance mechanisms, whistleblowing, and contract monitoring and contractor performance. Findings are discussed.

Keywords: Whistleblowing, contract monitoring and contractor performance of works, contractual governance mechanisms


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