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Property and Public Contracting

Kenya welcomes the establishment of transparent central registers of foreign and local companies bidding on public contracts and buying property, and will pursue options for taking similar action.

Country: Kenya

Status: ongoing

Themes: Beneficial ownership

Last updated: December 2020

Classification:

Concrete: Somewhat Concrete | New: Not New | Ambitious: Ambitious

  • 6 Evidence:

    E-Government Procurement Validation Registration Form

    Kenya Public Procurement Portal

    Open Government Partnership National Action Plan 2018-2020

    Public Procurement Information Portal

    President Uhuru Kenyatta orders full public disclosure of details of Government tenders

    Executive Order No 2 of 2018

  • 8 Notes:

    The Public Procurement Information Portal continues to collect information on companies bidding for local contracts. No progress made towards establishing a register of companies buying property. In September 2020, the National treasury sent out a call for validation of the EGP implementation strategy. The acquisition and subsequent implementation of an e-Government Procurement (e-GP) is a key Public Procurement structural reform area that is outlined in the Budget Policy Statement for the current Fiscal Year (2020/21). It is, however, unclear if this EGP is OCDS compliant as no more information is publicly available on this beyond the notice. The positive thin is that the treasury is asking for submissions by CSOs and competent organisations and companies, so hopefully this will lead to accelerating reform in interested areas.

    Updated: October 31, 2020

    Public procuring entities continue to upload data on the Public Procurement Information Portal. The portal specifically contain companies that get government contracts. No such portal exists for companies buying properties. No indication about the establishment of one. However, in 3rd OGP National Action Plan there is a commitment to publish a central public register of company beneficial ownership information operating in the Republic of Kenya along with the implementation of the Open Contracting Data Standards in full.

    Updated: April 30, 2020

    Public procuring entities continue to upload data on the Public Procurement Information Portal. The portal contains data on companies that get government contracts and the awarded company directors.

    Updated: October 30, 2019

    There is now an active portal that contains supplier / vendor data as shared by public procuring entities . No such portal exists for entities that are buying property though the commitment has been included under Commitment 1 of Kenya's NAP III of the OGP

    Updated: May 30, 2019

    Commitment 1 of Kenyan OGP plan "Establish a central register of foreign and local companies bidding on public contracts and buying property" pg.18 Start date: January 2019, End date: May 2020.

    Peer reviewer: 1

    Updated: May 30, 2019

    The executive order does not speak of the establishment of a central depository of the all tenders awarded and their particulars

    Updated: October 30, 2018

    An Executive order has been issued requiring all government entities and public owned institutions to publish full details of tenders and awards from 1st July 2018. The details to include particulars of the companies awarded the contracts such as directors and owners (including beneficial Owners).

    Updated: June 30, 2018

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