As many of you may be aware, the government made amendments to the Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2013 to enable youth, women and people living with disability in Kenya access a third of the Sh336 B government procurement deals available in every financial year. The bill offered a soft ground for youth, women and people living with disability to have access to tenders from both the national and county government.
The sad fact about this matter though is that the majority of these groups of people have little or lack knowledge at all about what they are required to do to qualify and be awarded the tenders. Some of our youthful leaders such as Johnson Sakaja, have spoken about this matter and it is our hope that they will be able to enlighten more about it.
If you are lucky to find this article, however, you don’t have to wait for the government to take action as we will guide you on what you are required to do to access these government riches.
The ministry of National Treasure has implemented a program dubbed Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) which has defined a set of standard requirements and procedures which one must meet to become eligible for the 30% of government procurement opportunities.
For women and people living with disability, all they are required to do is prove of Kenyan citizenship while a youth is defined as anyone between the ages 18-35 with a valid Kenyan citizenship.
The second requirement is that you should be in possession of a clearance certificate from the Ministry of National Treasury, which is issued after presenting a registration certificate, KRA PIN number, an Article of association and a CR12 certificate showing the directorship of the company. That’s all that you are required to access these government riches.
The compliance certificate is one of the easiest to access as it is issued free of charge at any of the offices of National Treasury Ministry available country wide.
This is a chance that the government is offering us to bridge the big financial gap that have been there among the young and older generations of this country. But we must be willing to take action and work towards achieving this dream. I believe that we, the youth, will take this country to the level that our parents have failed.
We are now offering Online Company Registration to help more youths across the country access easier access to these riches that the government is offering us. You can also read about how you can register a limited company in Kenya.
If you have any comments or inquiries, feel free to leave a comment and we are eagerly awaiting to assist you.