Nairobi, October 25, 2023: In a one-of-a-kind move to champion inclusivity and foster competitive government procurement, the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is taking the lead in launching a series of groundbreaking nationwide campaign to help boost access to government tenders.
The program is designed to empower Youth, Women, Persons with Disabilities, and local suppliers, aligning perfectly with the government's objective to grant these special groups a minimum of 30% of government procurement opportunities.
KenGen's Managing Director and CEO, Eng. Peter Njenga, emphasized the significance of this initiative, stating, "We believe that these sensitization workshops will significantly contribute to fostering an inclusive and competitive environment in government procurement, aligning with the Government of Kenya's vision for empowerment and equal access to opportunities."
What sets KenGen apart is its commitment to a countrywide mobilization campaign that will equip special groups with the knowledge and tools necessary to access and compete for government procurement opportunities.
The comprehensive workshop agenda covers essential topics, including modern procurement systems, the Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) program, and compliance with procurement regulations. Moreover, the financial aspects of procurement, such as LPO financing and tax amendments, will be explored to facilitate the participation of marginalized groups and local suppliers in government procurement.
KenGen's proactive steps aim to drive innovation and economic growth while creating a level playing field for all in government procurement. These workshops mark a pioneering effort in Kenya, signifying KenGen's commitment to promoting an inclusive, open, competitive, and forward-looking environment in government procurement.
The campaign dubbed "Local-Local Suppliers" is set to change the landscape of procurement in Kenya, as these workshops will open doors to a more inclusive and competitive future.
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Note to Editor:
Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC - KenGen is the leading electricity generation company in the Eastern Africa region with an installed generation capacity market share of more than 60%. The company’s primary business is to provide safe, reliable, and competitively priced electric energy for the country in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner while creating value for its stakeholders.
Today, KenGen PLC has an installed generation capacity of 1,904MW, of which over 86% is drawn from green sources namely: Hydro (826MW), Geothermal (799MW), Wind (25.5MW), and about 253MW of Thermal.
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