How to Apply for AGPO Certificate Online

How to Apply for AGPO Certificate online: Are you wondering what is the meaning of AGPO? Well AGPO means Access to Government Procurement Opportunities.

What is an AGPO Certificate?

AGPO certificate is a document that allows youth, women, or persons living with disabilities to access 30 percent of tenders reserved for special groups in Kenya.  Access to Government Procurement Opportunities – AGPO was launched back in 2012 when the president ordered that 30 percent of all government tenders be allocated to youth, women, and persons living with disabilities. This initiative was to lock out more established companies from competing with small enterprises and less privileged people in the country.

How to Apply for AGPO Certificate online

How to Apply for AGPO Certificate Online

For a business to qualify to get an AGPO certificate, seventy (70%) percent of its shares or control must be either youth, women, or persons living with disabilities. The business should also be registered with the correct government bodies.

Read Also: Tax Compliance Certificate

6 Steps to Applying your AGPO Certificate Online.

  1. Visit and click on register .
  2. Create an account by filling in personal details,(the email address you provide is where your an activation link will be sent to}, Set up a password. Accept the regulation and click next.
  3. Log in to the email provided above and check for the activation link( check inbox or spam).
  4. Click on the activation link to activate your account. Then visit AGPO website and log in using the email address and password you initially provided.
  5. Fill in the information in the required fields and attach the required scanned documents mentioned above then submit.
  6. After two weeks log in to your account and check the approval status of the certificate. Download once ready.

AGPO Certificate Renewal

Your AGPO certificate will remain valid for 2 years from the day you apply or renew. Once it is has expired you need to get a new one. To do is easy as you will follow same steps as outlined above. Currently you will need to submit you information afresh. The account you used in the previous application cannot be used again to renew an AGPO certificate. Follow below steps to apply for a new AGPO certificate or to renew one

  1. Look for a new email address that has not been previously used to login to AGPO website
  2. Visit AGPO website and click on register tab
  3. Fill in all the required information including { Your name, ID number, Employment history, date of birth, the email you are using and then create a password.
  4. An activation link will be sent to the above email, click on it to activate your account
  5. Go back to AGPO website and login using the above email and password created
  6. Once you login fill details required such as the name of the company, registration number, bank details, etc
  7. Submit then wait for the approval of the AGPO certificate

NB: The renewal of AGPO certificate is also free, you don’t pay any amount.

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Documents required to get AGPO Certificate Online.

The following documents must be availed as one submits their application through the AGPO website.

  • National Identity Card or Passport for the people controlling the ownership of company or business.
  • Business Registration Certificate in case of unincorporated business or Certificate of Incorporation for the company
  • PIN certificate.
  • Tax Compliance Certificate for the business. In case it’s a business name, the owner’s tax compliance will be needed.
  • In case of a partnership, a partnership Deed will be required.
  • Limited companies will require Memorandum/Articles of Association and CR12.
  • Letter/Certificate from the National Construction Authority will be needed for companies involved in the construction.
  • The business should be registered with the relevant regulatory authority.
  • Bank statement for the business.

Read: How to File a Company’s Annual Returns on eCitizen

How long does it take to get an AGPO certificate in Kenya?

It takes 2 weeks or 10 working days to get your AGPO certificate ready.

How much should I pay to get AGPO certificate?

AGPO certificates are free of charge. No fee is payable unless you are getting assistance from a professional.