Project and contract management July 2017 Past Paper – KNEC Diploma

Project and contract management July 2017 Past Examination Question Paper – KNEC

This Past Paper examination was examined by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) and it applies to the following courses:

  • Diploma in Supply Chain Management – Module III

  • Business Education Single and Group Certificate Examination – Stage III

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July 2017
Time: 3 hours

1. (a) Utuli Manufacturers Limited have decided to organize their operational activities on a project basis. Give five reasons that may have influenced the firm to make such a decision. (10 marks)
(b) Managers involved in handling projects are expected to appreciate the project cycle. Highlight the significance of this expectation. (10 marks)

2. (a) Explain five benefits of adopting the bottom-up approach when preparing a project plan in an organization. (10 marks)
(b) Outline five circumstances under which the design and build type of tender may be appropriate for use when sourcing for potential project contractors. (10 marks)

3. (a) Explain five factors that may cause poor relationship between a project’s client and its sub—contractors. (10 marks)
(b) Highlight five measures that a project manager should take to ensure that project resources are effectively mobilized. (10 marks)

4. (a) Outline four activities that a project manager is expected to oversee at the project closure stage. (8 marks)
(b) The data given below shows the planned operational activities of a project.

Activity Proceeding Activity Time
A None 5 days
B None 4 days
C A 3 days
D A 4 days
E B 7 days
F B and D 5 days
o C 8 days
H G, F and E 2 days

Using the data given above;
(i) Draw a Gantt Chart for the project.
(ii) Determine the critical activities of the project.

5. a) Alo Enterprise has decided to award a tender to second bidder instead of the first winning tender. Give five reasons that may have influenced the firm to take this decision. (10 Marks)
(b) A contractor hired to implement a two year project for a government entity has failed to provide progress reports on project implementation. Highlight live challenges that the entity may face due to the contractor’s action. (10 marks)

6. (a) Explain five measures that a project manager should take to cushion itself from effects of changes in price of materials that may arise when implementing a 1on3 term project. (10 marks)
(b) Highlight five benefits that may accrue to a county government from of using the concessioning method when tendering for the construction of a major utility facility. (10 marks)

7. (a) The management of Junga Construction Company has rejected a project plan presented by its project officer. Give five reasons that may account for this rejection. (10 marks)
(b) Outline five features of research and development projects in relation to project and contract management operations. (10 marks)

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