Collaborations in Procurement

Institute Of Certified Public Secretaries


Kenya Industrial Research And Development Institute (kird)


Kenya Institute Of Supplies Management

KISM is a national body for professionals in the practice of procurement and supplies management in Kenya. The Institute draws its mandate from the “Supplies Practitioners Management Act No.17 of 2007.” This Act provides the legal framework within which the Institute is established and operates as a corporate body promoting learning, development of best practices, and application of the same to the practice of procurement and supply chain management. This legal framework establishes the following structures to support operations of the institute:

  • The governing “Council” comprising seven elected, qualified and experienced supplies practitioners. The Permanent Secretary of the Treasury and the Director General of the Public Procurement Oversight Authority are appointed through this statute to the Council;
  • “Staff of the Institute” who are responsible for the day to day management of the affairs of the institute
  • The Examinations Board which is responsible for establishment and administration of a national procurement and supplies  syllabi and examinations
  • The “Registration Committee” admits new members, and oversees development and promotion of membership services which include capacity development;
  • The “Disciplinary Committee” is the custodian of the professional code of ethics, it has the responsibility of promoting compliance to the code through sensitization activities and enforcement of the code in line with the Act


Public Procurement Authority

Public Procurement Oversight Authority is charged with the following Responsibilities

  1. Ensuring that the procurement procedures established under this Act are complied with.
  2. Monitoring the Public Procurement System and report on the overall functioning of it in accordance with section 20(3) (b) and present to the Minister such other reports and recommendations for improvements as the Director-General considers advisable.
  3. Assisting in the implementation and operation of the Public Procurement System and in doing so;
  1. Prepare and distribute   manuals and Public Procurement and Disposal standard     documents     to     be   used     in  connection   with   procurement   by   public entities.     
  2. Provide advice and assistance to procuring entities.
  3. Develop, promote and support the training and professional development of persons involved in procurement.
  4. Issue written directions to public entities with respect to procurement including the conduct of procurement proceedings and the dissemination of information on procurements.
  5. Ensure that procuring entities engage procurement professionals in their procurement units.           
  1. Initiating Public Procurement Policy and propose amendments to the act or to the regulations.

The University has immensely benefited from staff development programs in partnership with PPOA. The University is also up-to-date in Quarterly submission of Statutory Reports.