How to qualify for government tenders in Kenya

To qualify for government tenders in Kenya 2024, you will need to meet certain requirements set by the procuring entity. Here are 7 most general steps to follow:

  1. Register your business -

Your business must be registered with the relevant government authorities, such as the Registrar of Companies or the County Government.

  1. Obtain relevant licenses and permits

Depending on the nature of the tender, you may need to have specific licenses or permits that show that you are authorized to operate in that particular industry. 

  1. Tax Compliance Certificate.

You must have a valid Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC) from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). The TCC shows that your business has met its tax obligations. 

  1. Meet technical and financial requirements.

The tender document will outline the technical and financial requirements that must be met to qualify for the tender. Ensure that you meet all the requirements before submitting your bid. 

  1. Bid Bond.

You may be required to provide a bid bond, which is a guarantee issued by a bank or an insurance company to show that you are committed to fulfilling the contract if you are awarded the tender..

  1. Submit your bid

Once you have met all the requirements, you can submit your bid according to the instructions provided in the tender document.

  1. Attend the Bid Opening

Attend the bid opening to know if your bid was successful or not.




It's important to note that the specific requirements for each tender may vary depending on the procuring entity and the nature of the tender. Therefore, it's essential to carefully review the tender document and ensure that you meet all the requirements before submitting your bid.



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