AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF AGPO IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN NAIROBI COUNTY

ABSTRACT
Preferential Procurement Policies in Kenya are at present spelt out in the Kenyan Constitution under The Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2015, Preference and Reservation in Procurement. Preference, in the Kenyan Constitution, is well-defined as right or chance to select a tenderer from a select target group that is considered more suitable than another while ‘reservation’ is procuring goods, works and services set aside to a defined target group of tenderers within a specified threshold or area, (Anon., 2015).
The Public Procurement and Disposal (Preference and Reservations) Regulations, 2011, applies to procurements by public bodies when importuning tenders from the following target groups: Disadvantaged Groups (Youth, Women, and Persons with Disability); Small Enterprises; Micro Enterprises; Citizen Contractors; Local Contractors; and Citizen Contractors in Joint-venture or Sub-contracting engagements with foreign suppliers, (Anon, 2015).Below are the laws and regulations relating to Preference in Procurement.
Suitability of more than one preference scheme; where a person qualifies for more than one preference scheme, the scheme with the maximum benefit to the person shall be used.
Participation of candidates in preference and reservations; Candidates shall participate in procurement proceedings without judgement apart from cases where participation is limited in accordance with this Act and the regulations. AGPO was formed to help the disadvantaged groups. This project describes the steps carried out in preferential procurement.

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