EFFECTS OF PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES ON PROJECT PERFORMANCE: A CASE STUDY OF LIGHT CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AT KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY, MOMBASA. (Published)
Procurement procedures have increasingly played an important role in project performance. This study aimed to ascertain the effects of procurement procedures on project performance, and it was a case study of light construction projects at Kenya Ports Authority, Mombasa. Specifically the study sought to examine the effects of specification definition, bid invitation, bid evaluation and contract negotiation on project performance. The study was conducted through a descriptive design using a survey of 6 light construction projects at Kenya Ports Authority, Mombasa office. The study employed purposive sampling to select the sample and sample elements. This resulted to a sample size of 24 project management officers. Structured questionnaire was used as a data collection instrument. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and regression techniques. Regression analysis indicated that specification definition accounts for 29.4% of variations in project performance; bid invitation accounts for 6.7%; bid evaluation accounts for 58.5 % and contract negotiation contributes 29.4% of variations in project performance. The analysis revealed that the four independent variables in this study accounted for 76.8% of change in project performance. This study concluded that procurement procedures have a strong and positive correlation with project performance in KPA.