All Public Entities arenowrequired to publish their tenderawardson the onlineGovernment portal at the end ofevery Quarter foreasy access bythe public.
Mr Thomas Otieno, the managerofCapacity Buildingat the PublicProcurement RegulatoryAuthority (PPRA), said this is a directivethat government agenciesshould followto enable eligible biddersto prepare accordingly.
“We urge you to make it routine to publishall planned tenders on yourdigital platforms,including websites.This will cushionyou from legal battles and prevent any eligiblebidder from being locked out of the tendering process because they have failed to submit a singledocument,”said Mr Otieno, who was speaking during a recent procurement sensitization workshop for the Commission’s top management at Lake Naivasha-Panorama ParkinNakuru County.
He added that there isalso need for government entities to embrace green procurement practicesas enshrined in new procurement law.
This refers to the purchase of products andservices that have no negative effect on the environment.With climate change and global warming taking a toll on the environment, there is need for public organizationsto adopt green procurement practices to help conserve the environment, he said.
"You mustalsodemonstrate as Commission for University Education that you are promoting local contentby purchasing locally manufactured goods and services.This meansthat 40per cent of your tenders must be awarded to local manufacturers,”added Mr Otieno
Commission Secretary/CEO Prof. Mwenda Ntarangwi (second left) and members of CUE Top Management, Heads of departmentsduring a training held at the Lake Naivasha Panorama Park from22ndOctober 2019 to23rdOctober 2019.
The training focusedon the following areas:
1.The role of procurement in prudent management of public resources;
2.The public procurement legal provisions with an emphasis on the PPADA, 2015;
3.The Supply Chain Management Process and the role of each player (accounting officer, user department, procurement function, evaluation committees, inspection and acceptance committees, contract implementation committees anddisposal committees among others);
4.The integration of procurement planning in the budgeting process;and
5.Work plansand the link with procurement planning.
The training was also facilitated by Mr Joseph Malonza fromthe National Treasury. Mr Malonza exposed the CUE managementon the planning cycle in public institutions, implementation strategies, performance managementandthe
organizational budgeting process.
He urged the Commission to sensitize its bidderson the procurement processand make the whole process transparent and satisfactory.
He also highlighted the overview of Kenya’s Vision 2030 and CUE’s rolein achievement of these planned national objectives. TheCommission Secretary/CEO ProfMwenda Ntarangwi, who officially opened the event,thanked the two facilitators for thezeal and passion demonstrated in the training.
“We are looking forward to come out as better informed people. Wewill not hesitate to askfor your expertise in training our other colleagues,”ProfNtarangwi said.
The two-day training organized by theHead of Supply Chain Management Phyllis Karimi was held from 22ndand 23rdOctober 2019.