Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) is a national body for professionals in the practice of procurement and supplies management in Kenya.
Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) is a national body for professionals in the practice of procurement and supplies management in Kenya. The Institute draws its mandate from the “Supplies Practitioners Management Act No.17 of 2007.” This Act provides the legal framework within which the Institute is established and operates as a corporate body promoting learning, development of best practices, and application of the same to the practice of procurement and supply chain management.
This legal framework establishes the following structures to support operations of the Institute:
The Governing Council comprises seven elected, qualified and experienced supplies practitioners. The Permanent Secretary of the Treasury and the Director-General of the Public Procurement Oversight Authority are appointed through this statute to the Council;
The staff of the Institute
Responsible for the day to day management of the affairs of the Institute
The examinations board is responsible for the establishment and administration of national procurement and supplies syllabi and examinations
Admits new members, and oversees development and promotion of membership services which include capacity development;
Custodian of the professional code of ethics, it has the responsibility of promoting compliance with the code through sensitization activities and enforcement of the code in line with the Act
To be the pre-eminent professional body promoting best practices in procurement and supplies management
To promote integrity and professionalism in procurement and supply chain management systems
The activities of KISM are guided by 5 main committees;