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Procurement at NIR

What we stand for



NIR is committed to the highest standards of ethics and conduct, which extends to how we procure services and goods. 

As a non-profit organisation committed to improving the conditions for conducting economically, socially and environmentally sustainable business in complex markets, NIR works to ensure it procures in a cost effective and sustainable way. 


NIR adheres to the following principles while procuring:
  • Accountability, integrity and transparency – we ensure that procurement complies with all applicable laws, regulations and guidelines and is open and clear.
  • Fair competition and equal treatment – we ensure that procurement is a competitive process and that all interested parties and all potential partners are provided with the same opportunities during the procurement process, and that all competitors are subject to the same conditions.
  • Best value for money – we ensure that the procurement of a service or good should result in the best combination of cost, quality and sustainability over the life cycle of a project, offer the best return on investment and allow NIR and its partners to meet the strategic objectives.
  • Sustainability – we ensure that our procurement processes promote environmental, social and economic sustainable development, as well as NIR’s core values.

NIR’s procurement process 

For information regarding a specific tender, please contact the respective contact person or use the e-mail address listed above.

For any questions regarding NIR’s procurement process, please contact Lauren McIntosh, Compliance Officer.



lack of enabling environment for social dialogue at the workplace level, despite the provision of legislative acts that protect and promote workplace cooperation is a reoccuring issue  in Kenya. To implement good policy there must be a fertil ground.

Therefore SWP developed the UP!  project. Together with Swedish companies as an entry point, and with unions i South africa and Kenya. 

In Kenya SWP created the SWP UP! Programme targeting skills development of the union Shop Stewards from 18 companies in the Automotive sector in Kenya during 2021. As a result, the Stewards were able to use their skills to build trust and cooperation with management in new ways to avoid conflicts. 

A second cohort of training, in close cooperation with union AUKMW, takes place in 2022.

The training allows shop stewards to step out of their daily routines and understand their role and the purpose of their union, understand the labour market context, the laws that regulate relationships and the business itself. But on a human level, many shop stewards also highlighted that they feel respected as human beings, and that they have developed the skills to engage with supervisors and management and experience respect in professional relations. The experiences had deeply impressed them and helped to project the vision of dialogue and mutual respect and their own potential as a means to change workplaces.

The intervention of the SWP programme had a direct effect at the workplaces, where shop stewards listed several cases where they had managed to intervene and secure results in dialogue with management, avert crises or find solutions based on opportunities and the communication skills obtained during the SWP training. For the Amalgamated Metal Workers Unions in Kenya, the shop stewards pointed to how the training had enabled them to design their own strategies at the workplace in relation to supervisors and staff, and to achieve many concrete results.

Based on this shop steward upskilling, I feel confident that as a union we now have change ambassadors that will grow the industry, protect, and promote decent work principles for both the employer and the employees represented. And that disputes will be dealt with at the workplace level by though consultative dialogue.

Rose Omamo

General Secretary
Amalgamated Union of Kenya Metal Workers