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.