SYSTEMIC CONSTRAINTS TO MARKET ACCESS: YOUTH AND THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to interrogate the constraints (collateral and registration rules) affecting the youth in accessing the procurement market. It then aims to argue that under the current bureaucratic structures, it is impossible to implement the promise of allocating 30% of all public tenders to the youth. The research suggests an investment should be done towards the streamlining of registration, and all other statutory requirements in Kenya, to enable the youth become competitive when bidding for a tender.

Keywords: Public Procurement, Public Procurement and Disposal Act (PPDA), Youth access to government procurement opportunities (YAGPO)

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 15-23 (Download PDF)

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