These are a quick snapshot of what you need to become a registered contractor with the National Construction Authority (NCA) in Kenya
The following are the six must have requirements when registering with the NCA
- Have a Certificate of incorporation from the Registrar of Companies in Kenya which can be a legal limited liability, sole proprietorship or partnership
- Forward all Cvsof all technical directors of the registered company to the NCA
- Have a valid PIN, VAT and Income Tax compliance certificate and register a bank account under the name of the Contractor Company and provide evidence for the bank account.
- If applying for electrical engineering, have a certificate from Energy Regulation Commission.
- A foreign contractor will be required to have to swear an affidavit with the authority that they will only be in the country for the specific project undertaking.
- There is a registration fee. Local contractors in Kenya will be required to pay a fee of Ksh. 10, 000 –50, 000 depending on category in order to register. License renewal costs are valued at between Ksh. 5, 000 and Ksh. 10, 000. Between Ksh. 5, 000 and 10, 000 will be required for annual renewal of license.
Foreign contractors willing to register with National Construction Authority to operate in Kenya are required to pay a registration fee of Ksh. 100, 000 and must undertake only tenders they win. Those registering under a temporary registration will need to commit to sub-contracting “not less that 30% of the value” of contract to local contractors