Youth Entrepreneurs have a reason to smile as The Public Procurement Directorate in partnership with Private Sector and Development Partners is in the process of implementing the Presidential decree on youth access to 10% government procurement.
Towards this, a taskforce has been set up to spearhead the implementation process. The areas that are to be set aside for preferences and reservations for the youth are as follows:
- Car leasing
- Cab/Taxi services
- Events organizing
- Courier services
- IT services e.g. websites, etc
- Promotional materials i.e.
- Branding e.g. T-shirts, Caps, Banners, Posters, etc.
- Photography and Videography services
- Insurance Agency
Exclusive Reservations for Youth Entrepreneurs to benefit from are;
- Cleaning services
- Garbage collection
- Newspapers and magazine
- Supply of Airtimes
- Supply of Milk
Other areas include Professional services/consultancy. If you are an Engineer, Lawyers, Doctor, strategist (development of strategic plans), etc the opportunities are immense.
The government is in the process of registering and pre-qualifying youth owned enterprises so that they can access government tenders and contracts. Government tenders amount to billions each year, Its a great opening for the youth! This is an affirmative action that will ensure we get access to over 30 billion worth of government contracts.
Date: 29th June 2012
Time: 9am – 4pm
Venue: KICC, Tsavo Ball Room
Remember Government is the biggest spender in Kenya!
Do you believe your business has what it takes to pre-qualify for this Government tenders?