As you are aware, the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015(the Act) came into force with effect from 7th January, 2016. The Act was enacted by Parliament to operationalize the provisions of Article 227 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

Section 157 (12) & (13) of the Act instructs procuring entities at the national and county level to submit reports to the Authority every six (6) months demonstrating compliance with the legal provisions on implementation of the preferences and reservation scheme. The report should be disaggregated to indicate the number of youth, women and persons with disability from whom goods, works and services have been procured by the procuring entity as required under section 157 (13) (b) of the Act. This is a mandatory report to be submitted to the Authority to enable preparation of a report to Parliament pursuant to Section 157 (14) of the Act.

To this end, Accounting Officers are required to submit the stated report by 14th day of July and 14th day January of each financial year respectively unless otherwise advised in conformity to the enclosed format.

The report for the period January-June, 2016 was due on 14th July, 2016. Kindly expedite to forward your reports without further delay with strict adherence to the date specified in the letter issued to the respective procuring entity.