The aim of the AGPO Program is to facilitate the youth, women and persons with disability-owned enterprises to be able to participate in government procurement. This will be made possible through the implementation of the Presidential Directive that 30% of government procurement opportunities be set aside specifically for these enterprises. It is affirmative action aimed at empowering youth, women and persons with disability-owned enterprises by giving them more opportunities to do business with Government.
The Public Procurement and Disposal (Preference and Reservations) Regulations, 2011, shall apply to procurements by public entities when soliciting tenders from the following target groups:
- Disadvantaged Groups (Youth, Women, and Persons with Disability)
- Small Enterprises
- Micro Enterprises
- Citizen Contractors
- Local Contractors
- Citizen Contractors in Joint-venture or Sub-contracting arrangements with foreign suppliers.
Qualification for preference and reservations schemes.
For the purpose of benefiting from preference and reservations schemes, an enterprise owned by youth, women or persons with disabilities shall be a legal entity that:-
- is registered with the relevant government body;
- and has at least seventy percent membership of youth, women or persons with disabilities and the leadership shall be one hundred percent youth,women and persons with disability, respectively.
For you to qualify, you will need the following documents:
- Identity Card(s)/Passport(s).
- Business Registration Certificate/ Certificate of Incorporation.
- PIN/VAT Certificate.
- Tax Compliance Certificate.
- Partnership Deed for Partnership Business.
- Memorandum/Articles of Association and CR12 mandatory for Registered Companies.
- For Construction Category – Letter/Certificate from the National Construction Authority, Energy Regulatory Commission or any other Authorised Public Technical Body.
List of Enterprises registred to benefit from the Preference and Reservations Scheme.
Please note that companies older than two years that have not renewed the certificate are not listed, and the list is updated every one or two mnths.
AGPO Contact details
Treasury Building 6th Floor, Harambee Avenue
P.O Box 30007, Nairobi
Tel: +254-20 2252299/316433
Mobile: +254 728338111/733660606