Towards effective outsourcing of maintenance and rehabilitation road works in Tanzania

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2007
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University of Dar es Salaam
Abstract
Outsourcing of maintenance and Rehabilitation road works in Tanzania started in the early 1990s, but to date no significant value for money has been realize over the traditional Methods Outsourcing as a management legitimate tool is implemented to improving efficiency and effectiveness of public service delivery. Outsourcing has not been paracea nor directly related to savings and other benefits, instead proper understanding of procurement procedures, market characteristics ( regulations and procurement system), and sound indicators for motoring. Lack of market descriptive leads to an ineffective system; a poorly managed system results into higher costs, wasted resources, impaired performance and considerable public apprehension on the association customers. The study has been conducted to establish weaknesses and potentials of outsourcing in Tanzania. The Tanzania National Roads Agency, the Roads Fund Boards, Contractors Registration Board, and financial institutions were the major institutions studied. Questionnaires, physical surveys, and literature review were used to collect data. There is acute shortage of resourceful and experienced local contactors especially in the middle class contractors` category, Critical and objective reforms have been recommended within the agencies and on the overall policy framework.
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Available in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library, Class Mark (THS EAF TE220.T34B53)
Keywords
Highway engineering, Road maintainance, Tanzania
Citation
Bigambo, L (2007) Towards effective outsourcing of maintenance and rehabilitation road works in Tanzania.Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam.