There’s a clear institutional framework for PPPs in Kenya:


PPP Node

  • The implementing entities shall be the Contracting Authorities under GOK. The PPP Act, 2013 defines a contracting authority as a “State Department, Agency, State Corporation or County Government which intends to have a function undertaken by it performed by the private party”.
  • To discharge their responsibilities, procuring entities are required to conduct feasibility studies, prepare bidding documents and seek necessary approvals. 
  • Each contracting authority intending to undertake a PPP project is required to establish a PPP Node staffed with officers with the ability to carry out day-to-day management of a PPP project i.e. financial, technical, procurement & legal personnel.
  • The PPP nodes, as satellite PPP units present in contracting authorities with a pipeline of projects, will be functionally reporting to the PPPU and administratively reporting to the Contracting Authorities. 
  • Their function are ultimately to support the development and ensure procurement and contract management of PPPs within the national policy guidelines and implementation of the PPP Act.

For more details on the functions of the Node, see Section 17 of the PPP Act 2013.

PPP Committee

  • The Committee will be responsible, inter alia, for PPP policy guideline formulation, project approvals and monitoring and evaluation oversight.