Public Procurement and Finance notes – KNEC Diploma



This unit or subject is examined by KNEC on those taking the following courses:

The topics that need to be covered as required by KNEC in this unit/subject are as follows:


This module unit is intended to equip the trainee with the knowledg skills and attitudes that will enable him/her to procure goods, mater works and services for the public 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 organisation 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

Topic 1: 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
  • Organisation of public procurement
  • Functional relationship between the public procurement and other units in an organisation

Topic 2: Bodies Involved in the Regulation of Public Procurement

  • Bodies involved in regulation of public procurement
  • Functions of the bodies involved in public procurement

Topic 3: Public Procurement Functions

  • Types of procurement entities
  • Role and responsibilities of procuring entities
  • Role of accounting officers in public procurement
  • Responsibility of users in the public procurement process
  • Responsibility of tender committee

Topic 4: General Procurement Rules

  • Meaning of procurement rules
  • General procurement rules Importance of general procurement rules

Topic 5: Procurement Methods

  • Open-tendering methods
  • Alternative procurement methods

Topic 6: Application of ICT in Public Procurement

  • Importance of ICT public procurement
  • e-procurement process
  • e-procurement tools
  • Distinction between Procurement and e-procurement
  • Security risks and legal issues in e-procurement

Topic 7: Public Finance      

  • Meaning of public finance
  • Sources of public finance
  • Application of public finance

Topic 8: 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

Topic 9: Emerging Trends and Issues in Public Procurement and Finance

  • Emerging trends and issues 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

0 Replies to “Public Procurement and Finance notes – KNEC Diploma”

  1. Please am in need of public procurement and finance notes together with supply management both for module two

  2. Please am in need of public procurement and finance notes together with supply management both for module two

    1. Module 1
      .supply chain management and purchasing principles
      . Warehouse operations and stock control
      Module 11
      . Public procurement and finance
      . Purchasing management
      . Supplies Management
      Module 111
      .purchasing and supply strategy
      . International purchasing
      . Project and contract management
      . Operations management

  3. please send the following notes to my email.
    1. purchasing management
    2. public procurement and finance
    3. supplies management
    4. cost accounting
    5. quantitative techneques
    6. principles and practice of marketing

  4. Hi, am in urgent need of notes in public procurement n finance, quantitave techniques and purchasing management.Kindly

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