Procurement Department

Core Values:

Professionalism in carrying out duties; Integrity in dealing with customers and the general public; Transparency and accountability in all activities; Fair play in dealing with users and suppliers; Promotion of public confidence in the procurement process; and, Promotion of fair competition in procurement process.

Procurement Commitment:

The procurement Department is committed to vigorously improve its services to users so that they, in turn become more efficient and effective in their delivery of services.

Procurement Purpose:

The purpose of procurement is to ensure that right quality; available at the right time; at the right place; in the right quantity; at the right price; right specifications subject to the availability of funds.

 Role of the Procurement Department

The Procurement Department is headed by the Supply Chains Officer who reports to the Principal. The Department is committed to serving KIST community with timely and cost effective procurement of goods and services. The department executes the procurement mandate and also provides advisory services on procurement to the Institute’s Management to ensure compliance with the specified requirements in accordance with the Constitution of Kenya 2010, Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act 2015 (PPAD), Public Procurement and Disposal Regulations provided by PPRA and other laws, regulations and policy documents in the Institute & Kenya.

The Core Functions of the Department entail:-


Formulation, interpretation and implementation of the procurement policies and procedures; Operationalization and implementation of all procurement laws and regulations;

Preparation of annual and periodic procurement plans and reports;

Development of specifications in liaison with user departments;

Prequalification of supplier and sourcing of suppliers;

Evaluation of tender documents and presentation to tender committee for adjudication;


Supplier appraisal on measuring performance of suppliers for goods, works and services; Maintenance of procurement records; Disclosure of information on procurement opportunities and contract award;

Management of the inventory of the institute;

Providing advisory services on procurement to the Institute

Verification and disposal of obsolete and surplus materials.


Supply Chain Officer

Kiambu Institute of Science & Technology (KIST)

P.O. Box 414 -00900

Kiambu, Kenya

Mobile: 0792437037

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