This paper determined the causes of contracting failure of construction projects in Osun State of Nigeria. Structured questionnaires were distributed to Quantity Surveyors, Structural Engineers, Architects, Builders, and Contractors that have practiced in Osun States for at least ten years. The seventy-four well completed questionnaires formed the basis of the study and were analyzed by the Relative Importance Index (R.I.I.). The findings showed that inadequate planning and inadequate finance were frequent causes of contract failure. The study concludes that clients should undertake adequate project planning, possess enough funds for the project, engage contractor that have strong financial stand for their project. The client should engage services of competent construction professionals. Lastly, government should also make strong efforts to reduce inflation and when there’s change of administration, previously commenced project should not be abandoned.

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