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Contractor Monitoring and Performance of Road Infrastructure Projects in Uganda: A Management Model

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DOI: 10.4236/jbcpr.2017.51003    1,509 Downloads   2,788 Views Citations

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An understanding of the influence of contractor monitoring on performance of road infrastructural projects in Uganda provided an impetus for this study. The objectives of the study were to: assess the relationship between contractors monitoring and performance of national road infrastructure projects and the relationship between contractor monitoring components and performance of national road infrastructure projects in Uganda. Purposive sampling was employed in selecting the procurement professionals, engineers and simple random sampling was adopted in selecting private consultants, members of parliament and respondents from the civil society organizations. Data for this study were collected using a closed ended questionnaire and interviews. Some of the major finding from this study include: weak procurement rules which lead to awarding road projects to incompetent contractors; contractor monitoring being handled by unqualified, incompetent and inexperienced professionals; lack of contractors and contract supervisors appraisal system; delay of contractors payments which affects timelines in services delivery; lack of a strong internal project monitoring and evaluation mechanism at the Uganda National Roads Agency (UNRA). The research therefore recommends the establishment of an Independent Public Infrastructure Development and Monitoring Unit by government and adoption of systems that appraise both contractors and contract supervisors with clear disciplinary actions for unsatisfactory performance by the UNRA.

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Byaruhanga, A. and Basheka, B. (2017) Contractor Monitoring and Performance of Road Infrastructure Projects in Uganda: A Management Model. Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research, 5, 30-44. doi: 10.4236/jbcpr.2017.51003.

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