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April 10th, 2010 · No Comments

Now here’s a novel approach – The [Kenyan] College of Arms, the body mandated under the College of Arms Act (Cap 98), Laws of Kenya, to approve and award Grant of Arms seeks to constitute a Panel of Artists for purposes of designing Coat of Arms and engrossing Grants of Arms for applicants thereof.

The tender document, which can be seen on the link below, seems to require the applicant to be rather more than just an heraldic artist. In the UK at least, we leave the designing bit to the herald but in today’s cost cutting world perhaps the Kenyans will start a trend!

Requiring a herald to tender for his job seems a tad too 21st century for us.

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INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)
Entity: THE STATE LAW OFFICE DEPARTMENT OF REGISTRAR GENERAL THE COLLEGE OF ARMS ACT (CAP 98)

Closing Date:24th May 2010

BACKGROUND:

The College of Arms, the body mandated under the College of Arms Act (Cap 98), Laws of Kenya, to

approve and award Grant of Arms seeks to constitute a Panel of Artists for purposes of designing Coat of

Arms and engrossing Grants of Arms for applicants thereof.

OBJECTIVE:

To constitute a Panel of Artists aimed at achieving effective management of standardization in designing

Coat of Arms and engrossing Grant of Arms.

TASKS:

1.  Design Coat of Arms as assigned following specifications provided;

2.  Submit the designed Coat of Arms for approval by the College of Arms;

3.  Engross Grant of Arms on the Vellum Parchment;

4.  Submit engrossed Grant of Arms for execution by the College of Arms;

5.  Update the College regularly on the progress of work assigned;

6.  Photographing and framing the Grant of Arms upon execution by the College of Arms.

REQUIRED EXPERTISE:
The following qualifications will be used for short listing:-
1.  Good understanding of what is a Coat of Arms  and the uses thereof;
2.  Knowledge and expertise in the field of heraldry;
3.  Proven expertise and knowledge in designing Coat of Arms;
4.  Proven expertise in engrossing of Grant of Arms on Vellum Parchment;
5.  Ability to design Coat of Arms with specifications provided;
6.  Commitment to work diligently as and when assigned;
7.  Past experience of designing Coat of Arms and engrossing Grant of Arms.
Interested Artists will further be required to do a dummy engrossment of a Grant of Arms as per our
specifications. Further information together with the specifications can be obtained between 9.00 a.m. and
4.00 p.m. on normal working days from the Coat of Arms Registry, Room No.23, Ground floor, Sheria
House, Harambee Avenue Nairobi
Interested and eligible Artists who fulfill the above requirements are invited to submit their Expressions of
Interest.
The same should include:
1.  Names and CV of the Artist
2.  Evidence of experience in carrying comparable assignments and of the extent to which the Artist
match the required expertise
3.  Physical address
4.  The dummy Grant of Arms as per specifications.
Expressions of Interest in plain sealed envelopes marked ‘Expression of Interest: Panel of Artists’
should be  addressed as below and hand-delivered and deposited in the Tender Box on the Ground
Floor, Sheria House,
on or before 24th May 2010 at 11.00 a.m.
The Registrar of College of Arms,
State Law Office,
P.O. Box 30031-00100,
Nairobi.
Only successful Artists will be contacted.


F.S.M.NGANGA
SENIOR DEPUTY REGISTRAR OF COLLEGE OF ARMS

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The above advertisement contained a number of quite unacceptable spelling errors (given that it originates from a law office). I have taken the liberty of correcting them. [They were – specifcations (sic) (five times) – qualifcations (sic) – feld (sic) – Ground foor (sic) – who fulfll the (sic) ].

One hopes that the applicants for the post have a greater grasp of basis spelling than the law officers who placed the advertisement.

http://www.tenders.go.ke/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=410&Itemid=1

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