Kenya public procurement – Renewed vetting drive

Kenya public procurement professionals will be required under a new law to apply for a new practising licences to reduce or eliminate corruption.The Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) is designated as the professional body to register and regulate procurement practices in Kenya.

The 3,000 procurement professionals who were previously registered with the institute, will have to undergo a renewed vetting process to secure practising licenses. A study by the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority indicated, that Kenya’s government agencies procure goods on average 60% above market prices.