The current Supply Chain Management Department was established in 2003 when it became mandatory that each Public Procuring entity should have a separate procurement unit. Before then some Procurement function used to be discharged by the tender office that was under Personnel while the rest was carried out by Finance Department.
At its inception the department had a skeleton staff. Currently the department has Forty Nine (49) members of staff. Procurement Department is one of the fastest growing departments of the University.
The Department is headed by the Director Supply Chain Management Services and is responsible for acquisition and disposal of goods, works and services in adherence to the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act 2015 and Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Regulations 2020.
The Department faces a number of challenges arising from the implementation of the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act (2015) which requires strict adherence to the long bureaucratic procedures. However by and large, the University has met the requirements of the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015
As we move forward Procurement function will continue to become more strategic in the management of public affairs.
THOSE WHO HAVE OCCUPIED THE POSITION OF HEAD OF PROCUREMENT IN THE UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
MRS. RUTH WAIROMA - 2003
The late Mrs. Wairoma was the first Procurement Manager who held the position in acting capacity immediately the Procurement Department was established in 2003. Mrs. Wairoma held the seat for less than one year.
MR. JOHN KIMUNGA – 2003 – 2005
The late Mr.Kimunga took over from Mrs. Wairoma in 2003 Mr. Kimunga also held the position in acting capacity until 2005.
MR. HENRY BARASA- 2005 – 2008
The late Mr. Barasa was the first substantive Procurement Manager. He was appointed in 2005 and held the position until 2008.
MR. JOSEPH MOKAYA – 2008 TO 2019
Mr. Mokaya was the Procurement Manager from 2008 to 2019 when he retired from the University.
MRS. JOAN A KANJEJO- JAN 2019-AUGUST 2019
Mrs Joan A Kanjejo took over from Mr Joseph Mokaya upon his retirement in January 2019. The appointment was in an acting capacity.
MS. MARY MUMBI KARIUKI- AUGUST 2019 - JULY 2021
Ms Mary Kariuki took over from Mrs Joan Kanjejo with effect from August 2019 to July 2021 in an acting capacity. She handed over to Mr Dickson A. Lugonzo when the position was elevated from Procurement Manager to Director, Supply Chain Management Services.
MR DICKSON A LUGONZO –DIRECTOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SERVICES (August 2021 to Date)
Mr. Lugonzo is the current Director, Supply Chain Management services with effect from August 2021.