University of Nairobi Launches e-procurement system.
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Thu, 2018-05-31 14:56

University of Nairobi eprocurement system launch and training

The University of Nairobi has launched an e-procurement system that will ensure improved service delivery to buyers, suppliers and users who are involved in public sector procurement.

The university has been on a rapid transformation agenda since the inauguration of Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi in 2015. In his address during his installation as the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, he promised that technology and innovation will be a key pillar of his administration to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery.

The procurement process has been slow and tracking documents a big challenge but with the new system, it is expected to enhance efficiency. The key advantages of the system include: fastening the process of procurement, sealing loopholes for pilferage, data retrieval and easy tracking of the stages of a procured item.

Speaking during the training of the e-procurement system users, Mr. Paul Kariuki, Deputy Director, Management Information System (MIS), encouraged the University staff who consisted of Administrators and Procurement Officers that they should buy from local suppliers and should ensure that they give 30% worth of tenders to the special groups (women, youth and the people living with disabilities). This has been a government directive to spur economic growth of the country and to ensure that no one is left behind as the country matches towards being a middle income economy and towards the realization of Vision 2030.

When fully operationalized, the system will ensure increased control and visibility over the entire life-cycle of a procurement and bringing convenience to buyers, suppliers and users involved in public sector procurement.

The system is expected to create an integrated approach to procurement across public sector agencies and sectors. The system will also maximize value for money for UoN expenditure by enhancing the buying power of the public sector.

It is important to note that the system has an integrated security features.

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