Did you know that selling to the Kenyan government is a highly lucrative business – that is assuming you know how to go about it. The Kenyan government is the biggest spender in Kenya, surpassing even the largest companies such as Safaricom and Equity in spending. In fact Kenya government tenders have more than tripled since 2002.
Where to Start
If you are under the age of 35, are woman or suffer from a disability, it is fairly easy to access government tenders.
First, visit the Access to Goverment Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) website and create and Account. The AGPO initiative was launched by the Ministry of Finance to ensure that the youth, women and persons with disability get access to at least 30% of all government contracts.
How to Qualify for Government Tenders Set Aside for Youth, Women and Person with Disability
- You must be registered with the relevant government body
- At least 70% of the business must be owned by the youth, women or persons with disabilities and the leadership of the business must be 100% youth,women and persons with disability, respectively.
- Business Registration Certificate/ Certificate of Incorporation.
- For Construction Category – Letter/Certificate from the National Construction Authority, Energy Regulatory Commission or any other Authorised Public Technical Body.
- Memorandum/Articles of Association and CR12 mandatory for Registered Companies.
- National Identity Card(s)/Passport(s).
- Partnership Deed for Partnership Business.
- PIN/VAT Certificate.
- Tax Compliance Certificate.