Digital tenders system to link taxman, companies’ registrar
Friday, June 19, 2020 0:01
By GEOFFREY IRUNGU
Treasury Secretary Ukur Yatani tabling Sh3.2 trillion Budget.
Under the e-procurement system, all procurement processes will be undertaken on an online platform where benefits will accrue to the government procuring entities in terms of cost reduction, speed, transparency, accountability and visibility," says the Treasury.
"The system has also been linked to other Government institutions including Kenya Revenue Authority, National Council for Persons with Disability, Registrar of Companies and IFMIS to facilitate faster verification and reporting."
He said the new procurement system has been re-engineered to ensure youth, women and people with disabilities has opportunities in government tendering and are promptly paid.
"In order to ensure the growth and sustainability of enterprises owned by women, youth and persons living with disabilities, the National Treasury has reengineered the Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) portal to enable real-time registration and transparent monitoring of the implementation of the scheme.