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Kenya trained 4,000 suppliers on e-procurement tool to boost efficiency

July 7, 2015  |  Africa, Government, Purchase-to-pay

The website of the Standard Digital Business in Kenya mentioned that the Kenyan National Treasury has concluded a three week countrywide training for entrepreneurs. This will equip SME’s with requisite knowledge to undertake online procurement.

The suppliers are mostly small businesses and the training was carried out across all counties in the last three weeks. It is expected to enable suppliers participate in tender processes online as all Government agencies adopt e-Procurement.

IFMIS states that the exercise is critical in enabling State agencies and their suppliers adopt the automated procurement and payment system. IFMIS e-procurement has been deployed to all ministries, departments, State agencies and corporations and the 47 counties. It seeks to increase transparency and accountability in management of public funds.

IFMIS Director Jerome Ochieng:
“It is essential for suppliers to understand and make use of the system because going forward, procurement will only be undertaken through the system. With the e-procurement system, streamlining of the entire government procurement process is achievable with the aim of sealing loopholes which are erstwhile prominent in the manual process.”

“The overriding advantages of the IFMIS system are efficiency and transparency. The system allows users to post and process transactions in real time. This saves time and minimises errors.”

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