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University Management Sensitized on Technical Evaluation
UoN senior management staff during training on technical evaluation process at CCU on April 10, 2017
University of Nairobi senior management staff are undergoing training on technical evaluation process. The three days sensitization is at the Central Catering Unit, CCU from Monday, April, 10- Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Speaking during the official opening, The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi said: “The University as a public entity is expected to comply with the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015.This new legal dispensation gave evaluation committees enormous powers in the procurement and tender processes. Members of these committees, therefore, need to be fully equipped with knowledge, skills and aptitude to handle the vital role they play in procurement.”
Prof. Mbithi urged awarding of tenders to the youth, women and persons living with disabilities. The Procurement Act and the Constitution of Kenya requires that the special groups be awarded 30 percent worth of tenders by Ministries, State Departments and Agencies of Government.
Also discussed during the sensitization workshop were issues revolving around awarding of tenders to companies that have a history of delivery quality goods and services, restricted tenders, direct procurements, technical evaluation taking less than 30 days and the evaluation process. Evaluation process involves among other things; procurement plans, disposal plans, issuing of tenders to the lowest bidders, proposals that offer value for money, the issues of confidentiality during the evaluation process was also discussed at length.
University of Nairobi Staff members are being trained by procurement experts from the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management, led by Mr. James Karoki and Mr. Vincent Ogonjo.
Also present during the sensitization workshop were; Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Production and Extension, Prof. Lucy Irungu and the six Principals of Colleges of the University of Nairobi.