national construction authority registration in kenya

 The National Construction Authority (NCA), constituted under the Act No. 41 of 2011 laws of Kenya, is mandated to register contractors and to prepare a register of contractors and construction workers licensed to work in Kenya. National construction authority is the body mandated to register all contractors and companies carrying the following categories of work:

  • Building works
  • Road works
  • Water works
  • Mechanical works in buildings
  • Electrical works

National construction authority (NCA) has regional offices in the forty seven counties. The main head office is located in upper hill area in Nairobi. The body is mandated to regulate the construction industry in Kenya as per the national construction act law of Kenya.

National construction authority also does approve construction of buildings and related projects, construction works and general contractors in Kenya. For construction to be approved by NCA they must be approved by other regulating bodies in Kenya such as national environmental management authority and county governments.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENT FOR ONE TO  BE REGISTERED AS A CONTRACTOR BY THE NCA IN KENYA

Here are the NCA requirements for registration as a contractor in Kenya

                               Qualification

To be eligible for registration as a contractor, a firm/company must hold a certificate of incorporation from the Registrar of Companies either as a limited liability company, partnership or sole proprietorship. This registration is done online via the e citizen platform. 

At least one of the technical directors /partner must have the minimum technical qualification, skills and experience in a construction related field and all the directors must submit their curriculum vitae to the NCA. Technical qualification includes but not limited to certificate, trade test, diploma, higher diploma or a degree.

The applicant must show tax compliance by providing the Authority with a valid PIN, VAT and current Income Tax compliance certificates. They must also produce evidence of an existing local bank account bearing the name of the construction firm.

CLASSES AND CATEGORIES OF CONTRACTORS

According to the NCA rules and regulations, a contractor may be registered for several categories of construction works but may hold only one category of registration in relation to a particular class of construction works.

These classes include:

   NCA CLASS ONE (NCA 1)

 Unlimited contract value [Contractors – Building works]

 Unlimited contract value [Specialist Contractors works]

 Unlimited contract value [Roads and other Civil Works].

NCA CLASS TWO (NCA2)

 Up to Sh500, 000,000 [Contractors – Building works]

 Up to Sh250, 000,000 [Specialist Contractors works]

 Up to Sh750, 000,000 [Roads and other Civil Works]

NCA CLASS THREE (NCA3)

 Up to Sh300, 000,000 [Contractors – Building works]

 Up to Sh150, 000,000 [Specialist Contractors works]

 Up to Sh500, 000,000 [Roads and other Civil Works]

NCA CLASS FOUR (NCA4)

 Up to Sh200, 000,000 [Contractors – Building works]

 Up to Sh100, 000,000 [Specialist Contractors works]

 Up to Sh300, 000,000 [Roads and other Civil Works]

NCA CLASS FIVE (NCA5)

  Up to Sh100, 000,000 [Contractors – Building works],

Up to Sh50, 000,000 [Specialist Contractors works],

 Up to Sh200, 000,000 [Roads and other Civil Works]

NCA CLASS SIX (NCA6)

  Up to Sh50, 000,000 [Contractors – Building works]

 Up to Sh20, 000,000 [Specialist Contractors works]

 Up to Sh100, 000,000 [Roads and other Civil Works]

NCA CLASS SEVEN (NCA7)

 Up to Sh20, 000,000 [Contractors – Building works]

 Up to Sh10, 000,000 [Specialist Contractors works]

 Up to Sh50, 000,000 [Roads and other Civil Works]

   NCA CLASS EIGHT (NCA8)

 Up to Sh10, 000,000 [Contractors – Building works]

 Up to Sh5, 000,000 [Specialist Contractors works]

 Up to Sh20, 000,000 [Roads and other Civil Works]


Requirements for NCA registration in Kenya

  1. Copy of Registration Documents of the Business.
  2. Current CR12 in case of a limited company.
  3. Copy of Company or Business PIN.
  4. Current Tax Compliance certificate.
  5. Physical address of the Contractor. Address includes road, plot number, town, county.
  6. Academic credentials of technically qualified director or employee of the company.
  7. If applying for Electrical contractor, relevant registration certificate from the Energy Regulation authority.
  8. Audited accounts
  9. Copy of ID and PIN and for the applicants
  10. CONTACT US AT inquiries@hudumacentre.co.ke for registration services.

info@hudumacentre.co.ke or call 0746522216 for registration services.

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