HOW TO APPLY FOR AGPO (ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITIES)

Kariuki Maina
By Kariuki Maina 3 Min Read
AGPO is an initiative of the GOK to register previously disadvantaged groups of people including the youth, Women and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in a bid to make able to participate in tendering for government supply contracts. In order to qualify for the AGPO program, one or a group of people require to register following the below criteria.

1.   HOW TO QUALIFY FOR AGPO REGISTRATION

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 

2.   QUALIFICATIONS FOR AGPO 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:-

  1. is registered with the relevant government body;
  2. 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.

3.   REQUIREMENTS FOR AGPO REGISTRATION IN KENYA

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.

You can read more details on how to qualify and to get registered for a certificate for special groups like Youth, Women and Persons with Disability (PWDs) from AGPO website here: http://agpo.go.ke

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It is worthwhile to note that you will only be registered under any of these special groups if 70% of your business directorship is made up of Women, Youth or PWDs. You can fill in the registration forms for AGPO preference and reservations certificate for Women, Youth and PWDs Owned companies at this page here: http://agpo.go.ke/register

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