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Pre-Qualification for Women-Owned-Businesses

Over the years, we have continued to pride ourselves through constant innovation, focused on the needs and demands of our customers. Driving this innovation has been a deliberate and consistent investment in our network and products.

Women make up about half the population, and therefore, are an equally important demographic in the community we operate in and our customer base. In addition, one-in-three small and growing businesses in developing countries are women-owned yet, receive far less than their share of financing.

Despite the fact that business women make significant contributions everyday by creating jobs as entrepreneurs, their businesses are struggling to grow and scale. Safaricom would like to empower them by allowing more women- owned businesses to be involved in Safaricom’ s sourcing activities, capacity development training, mentorship and coaching among other measures. In Line with our mission to ’ Transform lives’ as well as the commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals agenda and specifically (SDG 10 – Reduced Inequality) we have has taken strategic actions to reduce inequality and have made a commitment to increase progressively the procurement spend to Women-Owned-Businesses to 10% of the total Procurement spend.

To achieve this, Safaricom is involved in advocacy and sensitization for Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to participate more in our sourcing events. We invite Women-Owned-Businesses to apply for pre- qualification in categories below where we have a focus for continuous capacity building in these areas under the Women In business program.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE STARTING THE REGISTRATION

NB: A woman owned business is;

  • Ownership MUST be (70% and above) owned by a woman through shareholding) Managed and Controlled by Kenyan woman/women
  • In instances where the shareholding changes to majority owned by Women, then such changes must have taken place 18 months preceding the application

Minimum set- Key requirements for all supplier Registrations

Requirements for All Vendors Applicable to Women Owned
Certificate of Incorporation/Business Name/National Identification
PIN Certificate
Tax Compliance Certificate
Registration with relevant government authorities as specified in the categories above
CV’s for key personnel
References of similar Jobs
Audited financial statements (2 Years)
 

CATEGORY 

DESCRIPTION SUMMARY 

SPECIFIC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR CATEGORY 

HOW TO SELECT THE CATEGORY IN THE REGISTRATION SYSTEM  

Power Solutions 

Provide various customized power systems, installations, Upgrades and Support. Specific areas include solar, wind and hybrid power systems, Generators, DC power cabinets, UPS. 

  • NCA 3 registration as an electrical contractor. 
  • Registration with KPLC and/or REA as an approved contractor. 
  • ERC Certification 
  • Experience 
  • Relevant Health & Safety certification.  

 

  1. TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS → NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE → NETWORK ENERGY AND POWER → POWER LINE CONSTRUCTION  TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS → NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE → NETWORK ENERGY AND POWER → SOLAR & WIND 

Transmission and RF Solutions 

Provide access, backhaul and backbone transmission solutions through design supply, installation, integration, commissioning and support of the various network transport media and GSM network. 

 

  • Certified technical resources in the relevant technologies. 
  • Relevant Health & Safety certification.  
  • Work experience 
  • NCA Certifications. 
  • CAK license as telecom contractor  

 

  1. TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS → RADIO ACCESS NETWORK → RADIO SERVICES → PLANNING & TESTING SERVICES(RADIO) 
  2. TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS → RADIO ACCESS NETWORK → RADIO SERVICES → RADIO - INSTALLATION/COMMISSIONING 
  3. TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS → RADIO ACCESS NETWORK → RADIO SERVICES → RADIO - OPTIMISATION SERVICES 

 

Site Build Services 

Installation, Commissioning and Integration of 2G, 3G and 4G sites for rollout in the Radio Access Network 

  • Relevant Health & Safety certification.  
  • National Construction Authority (NCA)NCA3 for construction 
  • CAK license as telecom contractor 
  1. TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS → NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE → INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES → CONSTRUCTION SERVICES 

IT Security & Risk Solutions Services 

Provide various IT Security Solutions-including Biometrics, Firewall, and Antivirus. 

  • Certified technical resources 
  • OEM partnership agreement 
  1. IT → IT SECURITY → IT SECURITY SOLUTIONS → RISK MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT TOOLS 
  2. IT → IT SECURITY → IT SECURITY SOLUTIONS → IT NETWORK PROCTECTION & ACCESS CONTROL 
  3. IT → IT SECURITY → IT SECURITY SOLUTIONS → IT SYSTEM PROCTECTION & ACCESS CONTROL 
  4. IT → IT SECURITY → IT SECURITY SOLUTIONS → ENCRYPTION & PKI TECHNOLOGY 

 

 

IT Infrastructure 

Provide various IT network cabling, routing and switching solutions and services. 

  • Certified technical resources 
  • Relevant OEM certification (Cisco is mandatory) 
  • Regional presence across the country 

 

 

  1. IT → IT INFRASTRUCTURE → IT HARDWARE → IT STRUCTURED CABLING 
  2. IT → IT INFRASTRUCTURE → IT HARDWARE → COMPUTER EQUIPMENT & ACCESSORIES 

 

 

 

IT Infrastructure 

Provide Solutions in the IT Infrastructure stack including computing and storage 

  • Certified technical resources 
  • OEM certification 
  1. IT → IT INFRASTRUCTURE → IT HARDWARE → IT STORAGE 
  2. IT → IT INFRASTRUCTURE → IT HARDWARE → IT SERVERS & ACCESSORIES 
  3. IT → IT INFRASTRUCTURE → IT HARDWARE → COMPUTER EQUIPMENT & ACCESSORIES 

 

 

 

End User Devices  

Supply of various End user Devices- Desktops, laptops, modems, IoT devices, 

  • OEM partnership agreement 
  • Ability to support the devices 

 

  1. IT → IT INFRASTRUCTURE → IT HARDWARE → COMPUTER EQUIPMENT & ACCESSORIES 

 

Terminals 

Supply of various terminals (handsets, tablets, modems, routers, Internet of Things) and accessories for resale. 

  • OEM partnership agreement 

 

  1. TERMINALS → DEVICES → HANDSETS 
  2. TERMINALS → DEVICES → TABLETS 
  3. TERMINALS → ACCESSORIES → MOBILE PHONE ACCESSORIES 
  4. TERMINALS → DEVICES → INTERNET OF THINGS → IOT DEVICES 

 

IT Software Development and Software Developers 

Provision of Software development & Developer Services for apps and system integrations  

  • Certified developers 
  • Ability to support the Apps/systems 

 

  1. IT → IT SERVICES → PROFESSIONAL SERVICES → IT CONSULTANCY SERVICES 
  2. IT → IT SOFTWARE → IT SOFTWARE SERVICES → SOFTWARE IMPLEMENTATION 
  3. IT → IT SOFTWARE → APPLICATIONS SOFTWARE 
  4. IT → IT SOFTWARE → OFFICE & OPERATING SOFTWARE.OFFICE IT SOFTWARE 
  5. IT → IT SOFTWARE → OFFICE & OPERATING SOFTWARE → STORAGE SOFTWARE 

 

Facilities  

Supply, installation and support of audio-visual solutions including video-walls. 

  • OEM partnership agreement and Local Support 
  • Experience 
  • ERC licensing 
  • NCA Registration 

 

  1. IT → IT INFRASTRUCTURE → IT HARDWARE → VIDEO/WEB/AUDIO EQUIPMENT 

 

Facilities Management 

Provision of electrical maintenance and plumbing Services 

NCA5-Plumbing Services 

NCA-5 Electrical Services 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. CORPORATE SERVICES → FACILITIES & PROPERTY → HARD FACILITIES MANAGEMENT → PLUMBING WORKS 
  2. CORPORATE SERVICES → FACILITIES & PROPERTY → HARD FACILITIES MANAGEMENT → ELECTRICAL WORKS/SERVICE 

 

Facilities and Shop fit out 

Provision of shop fit out services including supply of custom-made furniture and display systems 

  • NCA licensing 
  • Relevant Health & Safety certification (refurbishments) 
  • Experience 

 

  1. CORPORATESERVICES → FACILITIES & PROPERTY → HARD FACILITIES MANAGEMENT → OFFICE FURNITURE 

Notes:

  1. Any queries regarding challenges in registration to be addressed to; Email: supplierhelpdesk@safaricom.co.ke Tel: 0722006422

  2. Successful applicants Must meet the minimum set criteria and specific requirements in the listed areas to be prequalified in various categories or will be rejected

  3. You can select multiple categories during registration.

  4. Governance checks i.e. All companies will be screened for corruption history and conflicts of interest

  5. Existing Supplier; If your company is woman owned, and already registered as a Safaricom supplier and would want to apply for inclusion in a different category, please do not attempt to register again, write to us using the email address below indicating the additional category and submit an updated profile of your company. This will be reviewed for approval of additional category. Email; supplierhelpdesk@safaricom.co.ke 

     

    Therefore, Shareholders of existing companies registered with Safaricom will not be allowed to register multiple companies to bid for different categories.