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AGPO & Affirmative Action Funds

The Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) program is founded on the the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 Article 227 on the fair equitable, transparent and cost-effective public procurement of goods and services, the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 Article 55 on affirmative action and the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015.

The aim of the AGPO program is to facilitate the enterprises owned by women, youth and persons with disabilities to be able to participate in Government opportunities. This is made possible through the implementation of the legal requirement that 30% of Government procurement opportunities be set aside specifically for enterprises owned by these groups. As a result, the program is aimed at empowering them by giving them more opportunities to do business with Government.

How To Join Access to Government Procurement Opportunities

  • Step 1

    Register a business enterprise at the Attorney General’s Office in the form of a sole proprietorship business, partnership business or a limited company . The 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 disabilities, respectively.

  • Step 2

    If business is a partnership, get a partnership deed from a lawyer, if it is a limited company a CR12 from the registrar of of Companies (system generated soft copy).

  • Step 3

    Acquire a PIN and tax compliance/ tax exemption certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority website

  • Step 4

    Acquire all required certifications from professional bodies and authorities such as National Construction Authority, Insurance Regulatory Authority, ICPAK, LSK, National Council for Persons with Disabilities, NEMA, ERC and all other authorized bodies.

  • Step 5

    Open a bank account for the business and acquire a bank reference from the bank.

  • Step 6

    Access the website and register online or visit your nearest Huduma Center for assistance

For more information, check out AGPO website