Assessment of Effects of Contract Administration in Public Construction Projects in Rwanda
Ntawiniga K. Michel1, Abednego Oswald Gwaya2, Githae Wanyona3
1Eng Ntawiniga K. Michel, Postgraduate student- Department of Construction Management, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
2Dr. Gwaya Oswald Abednego, Lecturer- Construction Management, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) NAIROBI, KENYA.
3Dr. Wanyona Githae, Senior Lecturer- Construction Management, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) NAIROBI, KENYA.
Manuscript received on May 02, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on May 09, 2019. | Manuscript published on May 15, 2019. | PP: 1-4 | Volume-5, Issue-11, May 2019. | Retrieval Number: K11160551119/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Success in construction project is indicated by its performance in the achievement of project time, cost, quality, safety and environmental sustainability objectives (Zhou, 2007). Despite the efforts by all players in the construction industry for the performance of construction projects, the Contract management and administration play a great role in its performance. The general objective of this research was to assess effects of contract administration practices in public construction projects in Rwanda. More specifically, the study assessed the construction contract type used in Public construction in Rwanda and then after were ranked. The study also investigated contract type choice factors in Public construction projects in Rwanda; contract administration problems that affect success of Public construction projects in Rwanda and finally investigated the causes of contract administration problems in Public construction projects in Rwanda. This study was conducted through a review of literature and a self-administered structured questionnaire to the public construction projects players. A sample of 100 respondents was selected through a purposive sampling method to participate in this study. Project managers, Technical managers, architects, quantity surveyors and engineers, legal advisors were the respondents in this study; contractors of public construction projects participated in the study as well as consultants Data analysis involved cleaning, sorting and coding of raw data collected from the field and processing for purposes of interpretation by use of statistical package for social science (SPSS) and Microsoft Office Excel. The data provided by the questionnaires was analyzed using both descriptive statistical methods. Findings were presented per study objectives Finally, this study proposed a model aimed at improving public construction contracts administration.
Keywords: Contract Administration, Construction Contract, Public Construction Projects Success.