GDC carried out annual sensitization workshops on procurement targeted at special groups including youth, women and persons living with disabilities (PWDs). The sensitization was done in Nairobi, Central Rift and North Rift regions.
The training, which was facilitated by our procurement experts, was done in compliance with the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 Article 227 founded on the 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 Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) programme provides for women, youth and persons with disabilities to access 30% of Government Procurement opportunities. GDC has spearheaded efforts to ensure that Youth, Women and Persons with Disability, who own businesses, can easily access to opportunities for government tenders and contracts.
“The groups were enthusiastic and very happy with the processes. The purpose of this was to take them through the required procedures in order to improve the responsiveness of their tender documents,” said Doris Kyaka, Manager, Supply Chain. They were further urged to provide quality goods and services to ensure growth and development. They were also informed that GDC is a corruption free zone.
The interactive sessions gave the groups opportunity to ask questions and seek clarifications on some of the challenges they have faced with regard to public procurement.