30% of total Government Expenditure up for grabs by Youth, Women and Persons with disabilities

30% of total Government Expenditure up for grabs by Youth, Women and Persons with disabilities

In a media notice by the Ministry of Devolution and Planning, Cabinet Secretary Ann Waiguru said the government is working to help the youth, women and the disabled access the 30 per cent of all State procurement set aside as a part of an affirmative action policy through the Public Procurement and Disposal regulations 2013. This is to create employment, wealth and enhance economic growth to the realization of vision 2030.

“This policy, which translates into a Kshs 200Billion economy for the three marginalised groups, is definitely bound to redistribute the national cake across many households, regions as well as the gender divide,” said Marube Ogega CEO of Westlands based business strategy consulting firm Burnley at the sidelines of the commissioning of the 30% Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta at the KICC.

Registration

Online registration is therefore open for enterprises owned by the youth, women and persons with disability so as to enable them access government tenders and contracts. Those organisations expecting government tenders through the Preference and Reservation and are registered with the relevant government bodies are to enrol with the National Treasury online through accessing the website www.agpo.go.ke and create an account.

Qualification to tenders and contracts:

  • The organisation must have at least 70 per cent membership of youth, women or persons with disabilities.

  • The leadership should be 100 per cent youth, women and the disabled.

Requirements for registration:

  • National identity card or Kenyan passport.

  • PIN and tax compliance certificate.

  • Business registration certificate/certificate of incorporation

In addition, those registering as partnership businesses will require deeds, memorandum/articles of associations for registered companies and those falling under the construction category will in addition to the above requirements need certificates from the National Construction Authority.