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Public Procurement Oversight Authority , Kenya

When The Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005, came into being, the Public Procurement Oversight Authority (PPOA) conducted two baseline surveys in 2007 to determine the state of the public procurement system. Read more
  • Public Procurement Oversight Authority Marketing
  • National Bank of Kenya Building, Harambee Avenue,
  • Nairobi
  • 58535-0020
  • Kenya
  • Tel: +254 (020) 3244000
  • Fax:
  • Web: www.ppoa.go.ke
First, it conducted a study of the public procurement situation using the Methodology of Assessment Procurement Systems from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development – Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC).

Out of a maximum aggregate of 158 marks of the Baseline Indicators, Kenya scored 104 marks, equivalent to an overall achievement level of 66%. This could also be viewed as the global positioning of the results of the public procurement reforms in Kenya.

Secondly, PPOA in conjunction with the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, conducted a Baseline Survey on Procurement of Common-User Items by Public Entities. PPOA introduced a Price Reference Guide on pilot basis and found that pilot entities using the Guide were able to save 40% of costs.

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