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How To Register A Construction Company

As Kenya’s economy takes shape, currently the Kenyan government is investing Ksh. 288 billion ($3.3 Billion) on an infrastructure project in the financial year 2013/14.

The counties have also been allocated budgets for development projects. This has increased opportunities for businesses bidding for tenders.

In order to apply for the government tenders opportunities in the construction industry, you will need to have a registered legal entity among many other requirements.

Here is an overview of what you will require;

  • Registered company
  • KRA PIN for Company
  • Tax Compliance Certificate
  • National Construction Authority Approval
  • AGPO Certificate – for youth, women, and person with disabilities

I: Requirements

To setup a limited company for your construction business, you will need to prepare the following information;

  1. Company Name – client needs to send us at least 1-3 company name suggestions.
  2. Nature of Business – What business activities will your business carry? For example real estate, road construction, business consultant, tours & travel.
  3. Director details – we will require the following details from each of the directors;
    1. Full names of directors (As shown on ID or Passport)
    2. Occupation – For Example Consultant, Businessman, Businesswoman, Engineer
    3. Postal address – you will need to provide a postal address for each of the company directors.
  4. Shares allocation – how much ownership will each director have in the company e.g. 60%/40%, 50%/50%.

Additional Requirements

Company Registry has introduced a new rule that requires all company directors who are registering a new company to provide with the following documentation as proof of identity;

  1. Copy of KRA PIN Certificate
  2. Copy of ID/Passport
  3. Passport photo – with a clear white background.

II: Company Name Search

Your suggested company names will be forwarded to our Registration Team so that it can be submitted to the Company Registry. The process will take up to 2 working days.

III: Memorandum & Article of Association

Once the name search is complete, the Memorandum & Article of Association preparation will begin. We will email it to you with instructions on how to sign the relevant pages. Once you’ve signed the documents, you will need to send the documents to us through our Delivery Team.

IV: Certificate of Incorporation

Once the certificate of incorporation has been issued, we will pick it up from Company Registry and deliver it to you. If you leave outside Nairobi, we will send the documents to you using G4S Courier for Free. If you have a preferred courier company in mind that covers your county then we will send it to you. Please note international delivery will incur extra cost.

V: KRA PIN for Company

This is another important document that is crucial to your business operations. Without a company PIN you won’t be able to open a business bank account, make tax returns, apply for government tenders etc. The list is endless. In order to apply for KRA PIN, two (2) of the company directors need to have personal KRA PIN under the new iTax system. The company documents are required to be taken to KRA offices for data loading before applying online.

VI: Open Bank Account

In Kenya, there are more than 40 banks to choose from based on your business needs. There are some banks that offer LPO financing to businesses that can be useful to finance government tenders in the event you get one. Ask your bank for advice and they should provide you more information.

VII: Tax Compliance Certificate

It is becoming one of the most requested documents by procurement offices in Government when applying for tenders. You will need to apply for this certificate in order to get pre-qualification to bid for tenders.

VIII: National Construction Authority (NCA) Certificate

You will need to go to NCA offices and apply for a certificate that will allow you to bid for construction tenders. Find out more from their NCA official website.

IX: AGPO Certificate

This only applies if your companies applying for Government reserved tendered that is meant for youth, women, and persons with disability. Here are some of the requirements you need to have in order to apply for AGPO Certificate;

  • Identity Card(s)/Passport(s)
  • Business Registration Certificate (for Sole Proprietor or Partnership)
  • Certificate of Incorporation (for Limited Company)
  • KRA PIN/VAT Certificate.
  • Tax Compliance Certificate.
  • Partnership Deed for Partnership Business.
  • Memorandum/Articles of Association and CR12 mandatory for Registered Companies.
  • For Construction Category – Letter/Certificate from the National Construction Authority

Learn more information from AGPO Official Website

X: Apply for Government Tender

You can look for tenders and start applying for them.

IMPORTANT! Please note that from time to time, the Government might change the regulations which might require more requirements. So make sure to ask for the requirements from any Government procurement offices. We will keep trying to update this article when we receive any new information.

Are You Ready? Register Your Company Today!

We are excited that you want to register your limited company and we are happy to get everything started so you can start trading soon. Here are the step by step guide on how we will assist you to register your limited company;

Step 1: Pricing Plans

You will need to select which registration package you prefer;

Lite Plan – Ksh. 20,000 – Includes Company Name Search, Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum, CR12 Letter only.

Premium Plan – Ksh. 40,000 – Includes Company Name Search, Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum, CR12 Letter, Company KRA PIN, VAT Registration, Tax Compliance Certificate Registration, Lipa Na Mpesa Account Registration, Business Cash Advance Facility, Masterpass QR Registration, Website Design, SSL Certificate for Website, Domain Name (.COM or .CO.KE), Web Hosting (10GB Diskspace), Unlimited Company Email Accounts, Logo Design, Business Card Design, Letterhead Design and Business Consultancy.

Step 2: Requirement Form

Please download and fill this Requirement Form below with your information.

Click on this link to download the Company Registration Requirements Form [Word Version, 3 Pages, Size: 19.7KB]

Step 3: Registration Order

Once you complete your company requirement form, you will need to upload it on the registration order below and submit your order.

Limited Company Registration Order

  • Please only fill this registration order if you have your requirements and payment ready to begin your company registration today.
  • At least 3 company name suggestions
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
    When to start the registration
  • Drop files here or
    Max. file size: 1 GB.
    • By submitting your order for company registration, you agree to our Terms Of Service

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    This Post Has 77 Comments

    1. Hi,
      what is your standard fee for facilitating registration of a limited liability company and how long do you envision the process to take?…..could you please email the reply to me via the above adress?
      Many thanks;

      1. Hello Paul, Did you receive the email we sent to you? Please check both your inbox or spam folder and confirm to us.

    2. hi, kindly am requesting to know if i want to rejister a construction company how many days will it take to rejister and how much is the price for an NCA 5,6, AND also i want to rejister for water for NCA. THANKS IN ADVANCE.

    3. I have several businesses legally registered under my name as a sole proprietor. Under VAT will I register each for VAT or one number is good enough? What of ETR machine will I have separate for all of them?

    4. I have several businesses legally registered under my name as a sole proprietor. Under VAT will I register each for VAT or one number is good enough?

    5. I have several businesses legally registered under my name as a sole proprietor. Under VAT will I register each for VAT?

    6. Hi, i have registered a co. and i would like to go ahead and register with NCA & YAGPO. Can you facilitate that and for how much?

    7. Kindly let me know the cost of registering a construction company limited,i appreciate your efforts for mentoring us over this.

      1. Hello Joseph, Please check your email inbox or spam folder just in case it went there. We have sent you the information you requested.

    8. I live in Ngong, most youth and women groups are finding it difficult in how to go about AGPO Certificate. kindly brief us and amount for the whole process

    9. hi,
      am still a student (civil engineering) in a university here in Kenya but I want to register a construction company, I haven’t graduated yet so I don’t have the certificate, is that possible & if so what are all the requirements, including relevant papers , all the charges and your facilitation fee. waiting to hear from you soon, thanks

    10. plz what is the total cost of registering constraction campany,nca 3,4,5,6,7 nid to reqister one, how does it take

    11. Hi. Very helpful info. please e-mail me the charges too for the whole process of limited company registration. If it’s possible for single directorship

      1. Hello Denis, I have emailed you the information request. As for the single directorship, we are awaiting for parliament to pass that Bill so it will be possible to register a company as a single director. For now, you need at least 2 people to start a limited company.

    12. Thanks for the effort ..this is timely.Please provide me with the cost details for registering a limited Company.I’m really interested and I need this information to help me in the process.Thank You

      1. Our registration cost starts from Ksh. 20,000. We have sent you an email that contain information that will help you in registering your limited company.

    13. Message
      Thanks a lot for your information. Kindly let me know total expenses to be incurred for the documents you listed and how lon can it take to complete the process?

    14. Message
      Hi, Iam interested in registering a construction company NCA 6 how do I go about it and how much do I have to pay

      1. We have sent you an email David. Please check your inbox or spam folder to communicate with our support team.

      1. We currently only register limited company. But if you are looking to register partnership business, it will cost you approximately Ksh. 1,000 at Huduma Center

    15. How does it cost to register a construction company; whole cost incurred. email please.

    16. hi, thanks for your services that you provide to us. can I get all the offices/documents in the county level or I must go to Nairobi to fill them.

    17. Hello, i’v just completed college and would like to register a construction company(sole proprietorship). wud u pliz let me know how to go about it and the charges am likely to meet…

    18. please i want to register a private construction company,what will it cost me and what are the basic requirements.

    19. hello..i would like to register a conatruction company,can you give me full procedures and total cost ..can we register a youth group as a construction company?

    20. I would like to register a construction company is it possible to register as a sole proprietor n wat are the rqrments of NCA is it a must a must to have construction qualifications

      1. Yes, it is possible to register a construction business as a sole proprietor. However, Limited Company has more benefits compared to sole proprietor.

    21. Hello,thanks for your services, it is really helpful. however,i would like to ask maybe to verify what i have just gone through.the price that you’ve stated is the utmost price or the least you can pay?

      1. Yegon, thanks for your comment. Lite Plan Package will cost Ksh. 20,000 and Premium Plan Package will cost Ksh. 35,000. It depends on what services you want for your company. Most of our customers tend to go with Premium Plan because we help them get company PIN, website, logo design and business card design under Premium Plan.

    22. hello. dealpoa . i would like to register a construction company though even after reading the procedure am not well of.. please email me so that can acquire your affirmed information….. thanks

    23. Thaxs for the procedure, can I get the forms to start the process on my mail, starting frm name search

    24. thank for good job you do-my question was whether i can register a company before graduating

    25. Hello,thank you for the above article its really helpful.I have an already existing company.can you send me the forms i need to fill to get the NCA approval and change it to construction company?

    26. Thanx a lot plz send me details of how to register sole proprietorship to full limited company and the costs.

    27. Thanks for your helpful information am looking forward to register mine.

    28. How can I renew my company NCA certificate it expired on July 2017

    29. How much does it cost to register a limited construction company if am not a Kenya but from in east Africa community.
      e.g Tax Compliance Certificate coast how much?
      what is your standard fee for facilitating registration of a limited construction company.

    30. I have already searched for a business name for a company. But got a reply that my name was incomplete. That name was just ‘KODUMA’ how wld I had written?

    31. how much does it cost to register a construction company and what are the requirements. Email please

    32. I have a registered real estate business, and I would like to register as limited company.what are your least charges?

    33. Danmar real estate is my company but registered as a business name.I would like to register as a limited company.Where are your offices?

    34. hi, i would like to register my company but would like to get a few details like what do you mean by life plan and the premium plan ?
      thank you

    35. I need the procedure on how to register a sole proprietor company for civil works am starting i need ua genuine process as soon as possible

    36. Hi,
      Good day. I’m tending to reg a construction company and I’ve got friends to partner with. Please send me enough procedure of how to go about it fully through my email add please:
      thanx for ths page badies:

    37. I want to register a construction company can u assist me in the procedure and the cost

    38. want to register a construction company…..please the cost and requirement

    39. Hi,please email me a broken down step by step procedure from company registration and acquisition of all other mandatory documents,cost of each and a cost round up.Thanks.

    40. Please help me on how to creat a private construction company here in kenya

    41. Id appreciate to know the entire costs and not in part, and if u can own up the entire works; when provided with the information you need from me. ie (my mode of Construction company I want.) and advise on the suitability of acquiring either NCA 6 or 7, or 8 Whichever Thanks.

    42. hello, Kindly send me detail requirements and procedures of registering a construction company in kenya both of one person and also of more than two people I.e sole and partnerships. please eager to get it immediately. Thanks.

    43. How genuine is dealpoa for those who are seeing it for the first time, I mean how can I be sure of the service upon payment of 20k or 40k?

      1. Hello Mark, we are genuine as you can see our offices and contacts are available on our contact page. What is your phone number so we can call you to explain how we work and how we have helped so many people to register their construction companies. Please note that you need to have an engineer as one of the company director so you can be able to apply for NCA certificate.

    44. Do you guys still operate.. I want to open a construction company.

      1. Yes, we still in operation and we can assist you with your company registration. We have sent you an email containing information that will get you started with your construction company registration.

    45. Hello, kindly send me the legal requirements and procedure for registering both sole and partnership companies. I great need.
      Thank you.

      1. Hello Collince, we do not offer sole proprietor or partnership registration. We only offer limited company registration services.

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