HOW TO JOIN ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITIES 30% TENDER FOR YOUTH,WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

The Presidential Directive on the women, the youth and persons with disabilities access to 30% of government procurement opportunities is being implemented within the context of a program called AGPO (Access to Government Procurement Opportunities) which was officially launched by His Excellency the President, Uhuru Kenyatta, on October 16th 2013 in Nairobi County. It is an affirmative action program aimed at empowering women, youth and persons with disability by giving them more opportunities to do business with Government.

BENEFITS OF REGISTERING FOR AGPO

1. One will be able to participate in the 30 percent of government tenders that have been set aside for youth,women and persons with disability.

2. Accessibility to credit/loan facilities namely LPO/LSO financing from the Youth Enterprise Development Fund.

3. A partipant in a tender will be excluded from the requirement to get a bid bond and will instead fill in and sign a tender securing declaration form.

4. Where delay of payments for works performed are likely to happen,a procuring entity may facilitate invoice discounting arrangements with a financial institution for the purpose of advancing credit to the affected enterprises.

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, limited company or a cooperative. The enterprise owned by youth, women or persons with disabilities shall be a legal entity that-

a) is registered with relevant government body and

b) 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.

Step 2-if business is a partnership, get a partnership deed from a lawyer; if it is a limited company a CR 12 from the registrar of business names and for a cooperative, its constitution and membership.

Step 3- Acquire a PIN and tax compliance/tax exemption certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority website or offices.

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 Disability, 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 http://www.agpo.go.ke and register online or visit your county government headquarters and register there.
REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTERING FOR AGPO

Requirements for YOUTH

 National Identity Card/Passport-youth are from ages 18 years to 34 years old
 Business Registration Certificate/Certificate of Incorporation
 CR 12 for Limited Company from registrar of business names
 Partnership Deed for partnership business
 Tax compliance certificate
 National Construction Authority Letter/Certificate for construction category

Requirements for WOMEN

 National Identity Card/Passport
 Business Registration Certificate/Certificate of Incorporation
 CR 12 for Limited Company from Registrar of Business Names
 Partnership Deed for partnership business
 Tax compliance certificate
 National Construction Authority Letter/Certificate for construction category

Requirements for Persons with DISABILITIES

 National Identity Card/Passport
 Registration Document from the National Council for persons with disability
 Business Registration Certificate/Certificate of Incorporation
 CR 12 for Limited Company from Registrar of Business Names
 Partnership Deed for partnership business
 Tax compliance certificate
 National Construction Authority Letter/Certificate for construction category

HOW TO APPLY ONLINE FOR AGPO CERTIFICATE

Step 1:Log into http://www.agpo.go.ke and click on register

Step 2: Create account by filling in personal details, email address and by setting password. Once this is complete, an activation link is sent to your email account.

Step 3: Open your email and check for the activation email in the inbox or spam.Activate your AGPO account by clicking on the link sent to your email address.

Step 4: Log into the AGPO system under returning user page using email address and the password you had set in step 2 above

Step 5: Register business by providing information in the required fields and attach the required scanned documents

HOW TO CHECK FOR THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION ON THE AGPO WEBSITE

Step 1: Go to http://www.agpo.go.ke

Step 2: Click on LOGIN at the top left side of the AGPO home page

Step 3: This will lead to a page written RETURNING USER

Step 4: Input the email and the password you had used to create your account during the initial registration

Step 5: Once you log in, you will be able to see the status either APPROVED or DISAPPROVED and the reasons why

Step 6: If disapproved, make the necessary corrections.

Step 7: LOG OUT of the account.

About Youth County Projects Kenya and the Founder

Violet Mbiti is the founder of the blog “Youth County Projects Kenya” that seeks to fill the knowledge and awareness gap regarding youth projects being implemented by Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society Organizations, Private Sector, National Government, County Governments, donors and individuals in the 47 counties in Kenya.

Violet Mbiti holds a Masters Degree in Project Management from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from United States International University .She has initiated and implemented projects that cover the health sector, Renewable Energy Sector, Water Sector, Environment Sector and Social Entrepreneurship. She also sought the donors who funded the above projects.

Violet is also an alumni of the Political Leadership and Governance Programme offered by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung which is funded by the German Government and is the Vice Chairperson of Improved Stoves Association of Kenya Machakos County. Violet is an advisory council board member of Hand in Hand Eastern Africa youth project titled “The Peace and Prosperity through Job Creation”.

This platform seeks to motivate youth to initiate projects in their respective communities to achieve Vision 2030 within the social,economic and political pillars.

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This platform seeks to fill the knowledge and awareness gap regarding youth projects being implemented in the 47 counties in Kenya. It also highlights projects focusing on youth being implemented in 47 counties in Kenya by the national government,county governments,donor agencies,civil society organisations (CSOs),Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs),Donor Agencies,Community Based Organisations (CBOs),private sector and individuals and their impact to the communities. The projects lie within the social pillar,economic pillar and political pillar as enshrined in Vision 2030. Email: youthprojectskenya@gmail.com Facebook Page: Youth Projects Kenya Twitter : @YouthProjects

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