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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, August 25, 2014
CENTRAL TENDERS BOARD
Tender for the Supply and Delivery of Vehicles/Mechanical Equipment for
the Mechanical Services Division, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure
Tenders are invited for Supply and Delivery of Vehicles/Mechanical Equipment for the Mechanical
Services Division, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure as follows:-
Item 1 - One (1) Four Wheel Drive Station Wagon
Item 2 - One (1) 35 Ton Tilt Bed Trailer
Item 3 - One (1) Fuel Truck
Item 4 - One (1) Hydraulic Mini Excavator
Tender documents can be collected during normal working hours at the Central Tenders Board's
Office, 116 Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain. Telephone No. 1-868-625-4330, Fax No. 1-868-625-1809.
Any technical information can be obtained during normal working hours from Mr. Rabindranath
Jogie, Director, Mechanical Services Division, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure at Telephone
Number 1-868-497 4606.
Tenders must be accompanied by valid:
(i) Income Tax and Value Added Tax Clearance Certificates issued by the Board of Inland
Revenue and dated not more than six (6) months prior to the closing date of the tender;
(ii) Certificate of Compliance issued in accordance with the National Insurance Act.
Sealed tenders in TRIPLICATE on the approved Tender Form will be received not later than
1.00 p.m on Thursday September 11th, 2014.
Envelopes must be addressed to the Chairman Central Tenders Board, 116 Frederick Street,
Port-of-Spain and must be deposited in the BROWN Tenders Box located in the lobby of the
Envelopes must be clearly marked:-
"Tender for the Supply and Delivery of Vehicles/Mechanical Equipment for the
Mechanical Services Division, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure"
Tenders will be opened shortly thereafter. The tenderer or his authorized representative may be
present at the opening.
Tenderers should note that the dimensions of the slot of the Tenders Box are 37.5 cm x 5.5 cm
and as such, tenders should be packaged accordingly.
Late tenders will NOT be considered in any circumstances.
The Board does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other tender.
The Central Tenders Board reserves the right to cancel the present notice in its entirety or
partially, without defraying any cost incurred by any firm in submitting their tender.
Tenderers are advised that they can visit website http://www.finance.gov.tt for all published
Central Tenders Board
CTB: 25/2/41 Vol. III
August 21, 2014
The ice bucket challenge s phe-
nomenal success is making other
charitable organisations rethink how
they connect with a younger gener-
ation of potential donors.
Since the ALS Association began
tracking the campaign s progress on
July 29, it has raised more than
US$53.3 million from 1.1 million new
donors in what is one of the most
viral philanthropic social media cam-
paigns in history.
Thousands of people, including
celebrities like Taylor Swift and Oprah
Winfrey, have posted videos of them-
selves getting buckets of ice water
dumped over their heads and chal-
lenging others to do the same---or
donate money to The ALS Association,
which raises money for Lou Gehrig s
disease research and assistance.
The ice bucket challenge has shown
it s OK to be silly for a good cause,
says Brian Mittendorf, a professor at
the Ohio State University Fisher Col-
lege of Business, who teaches courses
in nonprofit finance.
"Normally the model is to find peo-
ple who are passionate about a cause
and then ask for donations or to edu-
cate people and then seek out dona-
tions. (The ice bucket challenge is)
something that s fun that people can
do...people are taking part in it and
then taking the info and donating."
The viral nature of the effort sur-
prised even The ALS Association.
"This level of unprecedented giving
is (something) I don t think this coun-
try has seen before outside of a dis-
aster or emergency," said ALS Asso-
ciation spokesperson Carrie Munk.
"We had no idea it would get to this
Who should get credit for making
this a viral sensation depends on
whom you ask. Some say it began
earlier this month when friends of a
29-year-old Boston man with ALS, a
neurodegenerative disease that affects
nerve cells in the brain and spinal
cord, did a group challenge.
It s also demonstrated that the aver-
age Joe or Jane can make waves.
"One of the big take-aways is the
power of individuals who are so tightly
connected to a cause can really make
a difference," Munk said. "I m pretty
sure that if any company or any non-
profit had all of the public relations
dollars in the world to come up with
a campaign, we never would ve seen
this kind of success."
Lucretia Gilbert, executive director
of The Pink Agenda, which raises
money for breast cancer research and
awareness, believes it will encourage
other nonprofits to get creative on
"It s a very simple thing and that s
kind of the beauty of it. Everyone can
do this challenge," she said.
The effort comes at a time when
private groups are searching for new
ways to raise dollars in the wake of
tighter federal government spending
on basic medical research, including
on diseases like ALS.
The National Institutes of Health
is spending about US$30 billion this
year, money that is divided in a high-
ly-competitive process to scientists
around the country, and the world,
to pursue what are deemed the most
promising leads to understand various
diseases and to find new targets to
Congress cut government spending
last year; in 2012, the NIH s budget
was US$30.8 billion. And even before
those cuts, the agency s budget hadn t
kept pace with inflation for about a
decade. As a result, the NIH is funding
about one in six grant applications---
down from about one in three a
decade ago, director Francis Collins
said earlier this year.
For Lou Gehrig s disease, the NIH s
estimated budget this year is US$40
million, down from US$44 million in
Employing technology for fund-
raising campaigns, of course, isn t a
new idea: Perhaps one of the most
enduring began in 1966 when the
Muscular Dystrophy Association had
its first annual Labor Day weekend
telethon. Last year, it raised US$59.6
million in contributions. Fund-raisers
have also embraced donating by text
message in recent years.
Annoyed, impressed or otherwise,
the ice bucket challenge has people
talking---and ALS s Munk asserts that
even if they don t donate, the cam-
paign has raised public awareness, a
major focus of the organisation that
last year spent 32 per cent of its annual
budget on public and professional
education and 27 per cent on research.
Just a few years ago, she said, only
about 50 per cent of Americans knew
what ALS is.
"We re really looking forward to see
how the needle moves," she said. (AP)
Ice bucket challenge
may change the world
Tennessee Titans players taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after NFL football practice in Nashville,
Tennessee. Former Titans linebacker Tim Shaw has announced that he has ALS and visited the facility and
witnessed the event to raise money and awareness to battle the disease. AP PHOTO
Taylor Swift and
have posted videos
getting buckets of
ice water dumped
over their heads
others to do the
money to The ALS
raises money for
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