The current Supply Chain Management Services 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 over thirty (30) members of staff.
The department is headed by the Director Supply Chain Management Services whose main responsibility is to Co-ordinate Procurement and Disposal activities as well as offer Professional advice to the University
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.
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 as the Procurement Manager from Mr Joseph Mokaya upon his retirement in January 2019.The appointment was in an acting capacity.
MRS. 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.
MR DICKSON A. LUGONZO –DIRECTOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SERVICES (August 2021 to Date)