The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi was at the forefront in the sensitization of the staff involved in technical evaluation at the Central Catering Unit urging them to work with passion and execute their mandate efficiently. The event took place today, April, 28, 2015.
Speaking during the event, the Vice-Chancellor urged the staff to keep to the reporting timelines. He reminded the Technical Evaluation Team that as a University, we have a responsibility to the students, parents and guardians who have entrusted students to us, to the government, to the staff and finally the suppliers.
“There must be something that drives you to perform exceptionally well at your workplace. I charge all of us to work with passion to serve this great university,” he said.
Procurement takes 60% of the University budget with 40% going to the salaries of staff. It is in this regard that the management deemed it fit to sensitize members of the technical committees. Without their recommendations, tenders can not be awarded and the Tender Committee’s work is thus delayed.
“Delays in the technical evaluation are not allowed” noted Prof. Mbithi. Delays in supply of medicine to the staff clinic or supplying food to the students could have disastrous ramification. It is with such seriousness that all technical evaluations are to be handled. Delays could even lead to loss of lives and loss of money.
On issues of integrity, the Vice-Chancellor reminded the staff that they are expected to act with integrity and utmost good faith. As staff of a world class university, each person is expected to show leadership, ensure well proper utilization of resources and show high levels of professionalism.
The sensitization meeting ended with a vote of thanks from Prof. Henry Mutoro, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration and Finance).
Also present during the meeting included Dr. Dismus Bulinda, Registrar Administration and Mr. Joseph Mokaya, Procurement Manager, Mr. G. P. Mbugua, Deputy Registrar ( Administration), Dr. M. R. B. Otieno , Chief Medical Officer, and Mr. Robert Lugwe, Director Students Welfare Authority.