NAIROBI, Kenya, July 3 – Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) and National Museums of Kenya have been exposed as major state corporates that are non-compliant in issuing and acquiring tender.
Lake Victoria North Water and Service Board, Kenya Industrial Research Institute, Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority, Tana Water Service Board, Ramogi Institute Advanced Technology, Kenya National Shipping line Limited and KSHL Golf Hotel Kakamega ignored the rules and regulations set for procurement entities.
KETRACO scored 49.00 with National Museums of Kenya scoring 30.00, Tana Water Services Board 47.90, Ramogi Institute 41.00, Lake Victoria North water service board 48.20 as Golf Hotel scored 24.00.
Chairperson Public Procurement Regulatory (PPRA) Board Andrew Musangi said the non-compliant corporations were not transparent in conducting their procurement activities hence performed poorly during the audit period.
“Some of the things we have found common in these organizations and even in the counties are that they may have a procurement department but have unqualified procurement personnel and they also fail to use the method shared in the procurement plan,” said Musangi.
The audit period ending March left some corporates missing in the just-released report by PPRA.
“The other corporations will feature in our next quarterly report as this is quite an intensive audit process and we are now trying to be a lot more efficient with five regional offices,” Musangi clarified.
The report also showed corporations as National Aids Control council considered marginally compliant in doing tenders legally.
Chairperson Public Procurement Regulatory (PPRA) Board Andrew Musangi said the top corporations remained transparent ion conducting their procurement activities hence considered to be marginally compliant.
“With the best performing corporates, you will find that there is some sense of order from advertising the tender and to the last stage of awarding the tender compared to some firms,” said Musangi.
The procurement regulating body conducted findings for counties and corporations where some regions proved to be evasive when the audit process was being carried out.
Public Procurement Regulatory Authority is a government procurement system given the mandate to ensure counties and state corporations adhere to the rules and regulations under procurement law.
It also monitors the procurement system and reporting on its overall functioning while initiating public procurement policy.
The Procurement regulator conducts their audits once in a year but intends to conduct the activity on a quarterly basis.