This module, unit is intended to equip the trainee with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enables him/her to procure goods materials, works and services for the pubic sector , and appreciate how public finance is raised and managed.

General Objectives

By the end of this module unit, the trainee should be able to:

  1. Describe the organization structure of public procurement
  2. Apply government legislation and policies relating to public procurement
  3. Explain ways in which the government raises and spends funds

Module Unit Summary And Time Allocation

Code Sub-module units Content Time


14.2.01 Introduction to public procurement ·        Definition of public procurement

·        Scope of public procurement

·        Purpose of public procurement

·        Historical development of legal framework of public procurement in Kenya

·        Organization of public procurement

·        Functional relationship between public procurement and other units in an organization

14.2.02 Bodies involved in the regulation of public procurement ·        Bodies involved in regulation of public procurement

·        Functions of the bodies involved in public procurement

14.2.03 Public procurement functions ·        Types of procurement entities

·        Role and responsibilities of procurement entinties

·        Role of accounting officers in public procurement

·        Responsibility of users in the public procurement process

·        Responsibility of tender committees



14.2.04 General procurement rules ·        Meaning of procurement rules

·        General procurement rules

·        Importance of general procurement rules


14.2.05 Procurement methods ·        Open tendering  methods

·        Alternative procurement methods

14.2.06 Application of ICT in Public Procurement ·        Importance of ICT in public procurement

·        E-procurement Process

·        E-procurent tools

·        Distinction between procurement and e-procurement

·        Security risks and legal issues in e-procurement

14.2.07 Public finance ·        Meaning of public finance

·        Sources of public finance

·        Application of public finance

14.2.08 Administration and control of public expenditure ·        Meaning of administration and control

·        Control of public expenditure by parliament

·        Exchequer system of control

·        Statutory offices that supervise implementation of public funds

·        Budgeting as a tool in control of public finance

14.2.09 Emerging trends and issues in public procurement and finance ·        Emerging trends and issues in public procurement and finance

·        Challenges posed by Emerging trends and issues in public procurement and finance

·        Coping with Emerging trends and issues in public procurement and finance

                                      TOTAL 90



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