For every startup business that intends to pursue government opportunities, the AGPO program that is the avenue for government tenders and opportunities is a must join.
The Presidential Directive on the women, the youth and persons with disabilities access to 30% of government procurement opportunities is been 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.
The Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) program is founded on the Presidential Directive, the Preference and Reservations Regulations 2011, the Public Procurement And Disposal (Preference And Reservations) (Amendment) Regulations, 2013, 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, the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005, and the Public Procurement and Disposal Regulations, 2006.
What is the aim of the Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) Program?
The aim of the AGPO Program is to facilitate the enterprises owned by women, youth and persons with disability to be able to participate in government procurement. This will be made possible through the implementation of the Presidential Directive that 30% of government procurement opportunities be set aside specifically for enterprises owned by women, youth and persons with disability. It is affirmative action program aimed at empowering women, youth and persons with disability by giving them more opportunities to do business with Government.