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SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF VEHICLES FOR TTPOST
o OP/TRAN: 2/15- Supply and Delivery of Vehicles for the Trinidad and Tobago Postal
- Three (3) Panel Vans with Bulk Head
2. Tender Documents can be obtained during the hours of 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. (Monday to Friday) at the
Procurement Department located at the
upon payment of a
3. Tenders are to remain valid for a period of one hundred and twenty (120) days from the closing date of the Tender
and must be accompanied by:
(i) Copy of Receipt for Purchase of Tender Package
(ii) Valid Income Tax Certificate
(iii) Valid VAT Clearance Certificate
4. The original and four (4) copies of the Tender should be placed in a sealed envelope, addressed to the
Procurement Manager, Trinidad and Tobago Postal Corporation, National Mail Centre, 240-250, Golden Grove
Road, Piarco 350462, Trinidad and Tobago, clearly marked on the outside:-
5. Envelopes must be deposited in the
located in the Reception Area, First Floor, National Mail
Centre, at the address stated above not later than 1.00 p.m. March 25th, 2015. Tenders submitted after this dead
line will not be accepted.
Tenderers should note that the dimension of the SLOT in the Tenders Box is 30cm x 5cm and as such, tenders
should be packaged accordingly.
Tenders would be opened within a reasonable time on the date of which Tenders received.. Tenderer would be
informed of the time of bid opening.
6. Any questions or queries regarding this Tender shall be addressed to the Procurement Manager, as appearing
above, during normal business hours or via Tel. (1-868-669-5361 x 230) facsimile message sent to fax number (1-
868-669-7666) or email email@example.com.
7. TTPost does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other tender.
8. TTPost reserves the right to cancel the present notice in its entirety or even partially, without defraying any cost
incurred by any firm in submitting their tender.
On this third Sunday of Lent, Francis Fernandez,
in his book In Conversation with God, writes about
the meaning of mortification. "To be a disciple of
Our Lord, one needs to follow his measured words
of advice: if any man would come after me, let him
deny himself, take up his cross and follow me."
"It is not possible," he continues, "to follow Our
Lord without the Cross. Jesus words are relevant in
all ages, since they are directed to each and every
man, for he who does not bear his own cross and
come after me, cannot be my disciple. " (Luke 14:
24)"To take up the cross---the acceptance of sorrow
and of the contradiction God permits for our purifi-
cation, the costly fulfilment of our duties, Christian
mortification voluntarily accepted---is the indispen-
sable condition for following the Master.
"The Lord asks each Christian to follow him closely,
and for this, one has to accompany Him to Calvary.
We can never forget his words: he who does not
take up his cross and follow me is not worthy of
me. " (Matt 10:38)
Long before He had to suffer on the cross, Jesus
had told His followers that they would have to carry
it. In mortification, there is a paradox, a mystery
which can only be understood when love is present.
Behind that apparent death is life and he who ego-
tistically tries to save his life for himself, loses it:
"Whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever
loses his life for my sake, will find it." (Matt 16: 24)
To bear fruit, loving God and helping others is an
effective way, sacrifice is necessary.
Through mortification we raise ourselves up to the
Lord, without it, we remain at ground level. With
voluntary sacrifice, with sorrow offered and borne
patiently and with love, we unite ourselves firmly to
To be convinced that we should practise generosity
in mortification, it is important to understand clearly
the reasons that give it meaning. Some may find it
very difficult to be mortified, precisely because they
have not discovered this meaning.
Many are the reasons which lead a Christian towards
mortification. We have already considered the first
one: to identify oneself with the Lord and to follow
Him in His desire to redeem on the Cross, offering
himself in sacrifice to the Father. Our mortification
therefore has the same aims as the Passion of Christ
and of the Holy Mass and is daily converted into a
deep conformation of our will to the will of the
The heart of a Christian ought to be full of love,
with a hope always placed in his Lord. To be able
to do this he cannot allow himself to be trapped by
and be a prisoner of earthly things; he has to be con-
stantly moving towards a greater purification and
this is not possible without penance, without con-
tinuous mortification, which is the means to progress.
Without it the soul remains subject to the thousand
and one things which make their demands on and
tend to disperse and dissipate the senses, attachments,
impurity, tepidity, desire for an immoderate com-
fort...mortification frees us from many entangling
ties and gives us the capacity to love.
Lastly, we do not forget that mortification also
serves as reparation for our past failures, whether
they have been great or small. Thus in many prayers
do we ask the Lord to help us make up for lapses
of our past life? We ask the Lord that we may learn
to use our life from now on, in the best possible way.
Vernon Khelawan is media relations officer of
Catholic Media Services Ltd (Camsel), the official
communications arm of the Archdiocese of Port-of-
Spain. Its offices are located at 31 Independence
Square. Telephone: 623-7620
us up to the Lord
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