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The Republic of Kenya, like other States is a legal entity with international rights and obligations. Such rights and obligations are established by an international legal framework which has been developed over the years, bi-laterally between states or multilaterally under the auspices of international organization such as the UN, AU, OIC, EAC, etc. It is of utmost importance that accurate information on the legal regime to which Kenya is subject to is available to ensure compliance with obligations and access to rights and benefits. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Office of the Registrar of Treaties is mandated by Sections 14 (e) (g) and (h) of the Treaty Making and Ratification Act No.45 of 2012 to maintain a record of; treaties which Kenya is a signatory, proposed for ratification or ratified by Kenya, Kenya’s reports to any treaty organization as well as the recommendations and concluding observations from any such treaty/instruments. It is also mandated to monitor the implementation of the treaties ratified by Kenya, inform lead State departments to observe and uphold the obligations of the respective lead state department under the respective treaties; advise any citizen of Kenya on the rights and obligations of Kenya under a treaty, maintain a website of the treaties to which Kenya is a signatory; keep copies of the published reports of proceedings of the negotiations that led to the adoption of the treaties ratified by Kenya facilitate public access to treaties which Kenya has ratified, respond to public inquiries on any treaty ratified by Kenya; and perform such other functions as may be prescribed by the Cabinet Secretary. However, since the commencement of the Treaty Making and Ratification Act No.45 of 2012 in 2012, the Ministry has not had sufficient funding to set up a treaty database/maintain a website of treaties and records. It is in light of the above, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the support of UNDP under the, ‘Accelerating Ratification and Domestication of African Union Treaties Project,’ would like to establish a database as mandated, and it is proposed that a firm which can provide a team of experts be engaged to undertake the assignment. In the course of preparing and submitting your proposal, it shall remain your responsibility to ensure that it is submitted into the system before the deadline. The system will automatically block and not accept any bid after the deadline. Kindly ensure that supporting documents required are signed and in the .pdf format, and free from any virus or corrupted files. It shall remain your responsibility to ensure that your quotation is submitted on or before the deadline indicated by UNDP in the eTendering system . Bids must be submitted in the online eTendering system in the following link: https://etendering.partneragencies.org using your username and password. If you have not registered in the system before, you can register now by logging in using username: event.