Procurement Office - Contacts




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Myrtle Smith

Procurement Manager

(32) 31004


Provide strategic direction for USP wide procurement efforts related to maintenance, repair, operating & capital equipment purchases, contracting services and contracts administration whilst observing the principles of best purchasing practice. Establish targets for cost savings and develop sourcing strategies for major commodities

Usaisuva Laitiasi

Deputy Procurement Manager

(32) 31491


Co‐ordinate establishment of preferred supplier agreements, administering agreements, monitoring the key performance indicators for preferred suppliers, maintaining the preferred supplier agreement register, assisting with tender process and bid evaluation and providing procurement guidance to the Faculties and the support sections on a regular basis.

Wati Vuki Contract Administrator (32)31492 Responsible for establishing a professional, robust and efficient approach to administering the University’s procurement contracts.

Ronika Narayan

Tender Administrator

(32) 32860 Responsible in assisting in the tender management function of the Procurement Unit and handling all tender related issues and assistance to the Deputy Procurement Manager and Procurement Manager;

Nauneet Prasad

Assistant Procurement Officer


(32) 32861

Responsible for all entry and processing of incoming purchase requisitions from schools/department and processing them into purchase orders using the Banner Finance module as well as dispatching of all purchase orders; Also provides backup support to the travel and customs assistant when needed;


Travel Officer





Responsible for organising and coordinating domestic and international travel requirements relating to research, conference attendance, promotions, recruitment and other corporate travel needs of the University;

Divneshni Prasad

Customs/Procurement Assistant


(32) 32861


Responsible for issuance of all overseas Purchase Orders (As an when required), follow‐up of these orders, together with customs/ shipping clearance of the same .Also oversee staff personal effects and courier issues.

Arieta Matirewa


Procurement Officer

(32) 32301


Oversee that the procurement activities is in accordance with procurement and administrative policies; Assist with the compliance and interpretation of purchasing policy, resolve queries and disputes, participate in university-wide buying process, prepare and issue reports, and promote good customer relationships. Provide advice and guidance on all University procurement activities as needed;


Logistics Assistant



Responsible for mail management services for the University and assists the Customs Officer in the delivery of logistic and custom services including handling overseas procurement activities and customs clearance of USP’s import and exports;

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