Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : March 24th 2015 Contents REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
FOR EAST PORT OF SPAIN
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
CITIZEN SECURITY PROGRAMME
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CONSULTING SERVICES
The Government of Trinidad & Tobago, through the Ministry of National Security has received financing from
the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and intends to apply part of the proceeds to projects designed by
the Citizen Security Programme to contribute to the reduction of crime and violence within 22 "high needs" com-
munities throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
The specific objectives of the Programme are (i) the reduction in the levels of homicides, robberies and wound-
ing in partner communities; (ii) an increase in the perception of safety in the partner communities; (iii) a reduc-
tion of injuries related to firearms, child maltreatment, domestic violence and youth violence; and (iv) an
increase in the collective efficacy to prevent violence in the partner communities. CSP has recently expanded
into communities in East Port of Spain.
East Port of Spain has a high concentration of firearm related offenses including murders, shootings, wound-
ings and robbery in the entire country. Despite its many assets including functioning community based organ-
isations and physical facilities, the threat of violence has stifled or crippled the effectiveness of a number of
social programs. As a result, the CSP is now seeking technical assistance in mobilising communities, facilita-
tion of strategic safety planning processes and in the conduct of specified violence prevention training.
Specifically, The Ministry of National Security is seeking qualified firms to implement the following programmes:
1. Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)
2. Conflict and Mediation Services- 2 lots
3. Community Safety Planning
4. Community Building Programme Port of Spain East- 2 lots
5. Community Building Programme Port of Spain South -2 lots
6. Community Building Programme Morvant/Belmont 2 lots
7. Community Building Programme Laventille- 2 lots
Please note you may Express an Interest for one or more projects or lots but each will be awarded as a sepa-
rate contract and you are required to apply for all individually.
Interested firms must provide information establishing that they are qualified to perform the services
(brochures, description of experiences with similar assignments, experience in similar conditions,
availability of appropriate skills among staff etc.) The Terms of References can be accessed on the CSP's
website at https://www.csp.gov.tt/opportunities.
Firms will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Inter-American Development Bank:
Policies for the Selection and Contracting of Consultants financed by the Inter-American Development Bank
(current edition) and is open to all eligible firms as defined in the policies.
Interested firms may obtain further information at the address below during office hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 P.M.
Monday to Friday.
One original and four (4) printed copies of the Expressions of interest must be hand delivered to the address
indicated below by 3:00 P.M. on: 29th January, 2015
Citizen Security Programme
Attention: Rennie Mohan
63a Mucurapo Road
St. James, Port of Spain
MOSCOW---Former Olympic hammer
thrower Vadim Devyatovsky of Belarus is
ready to again defend himself against dop-
ing charges at the Court of Arbitration for
Vadim Devyatovsky, who won the silver
medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has
been serving as president of the Belarus
athletics federation for the last six months.
But he also has been under investigation
for the last two years after a retest of his
sample from the 2005 world championships
came back positive.
The IAAF says Devyatovsky remains sus-
pended until the case is resolved. That bars
him from any involvement in athletics,
whether as a competitor, coach or official.
If found guilty, he would face a lifetime
ban from the sport. He also tested positive
at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and served
a two-year ban.
"We have an on-going process with him
and we were not impressed to see he had
been elected as president of the federation,"
IAAF spokesman Nick Davies recently told
The Associated Press.
Devyatovsky, however, said he does not
consider the suspension to be valid and dis-
putes the international federation s juris-
diction, said yesterday that he believes his
ban was lifted by the Belarusian athletics
Davies said the case will now be decided
by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in
Devyatovsky has won an appeal to CAS
previously. He tested positive for testosterone
at the 2008 Olympics and was stripped of
his silver medal, but was reinstated by CAS
in 2010 because the test was considered to
Devyatovsky defended his appointment
as president, saying the Belarusian federation
had told the IAAF of the move last year and
there was no protest.
PARIS---The 1987 winner of the Tour de France
supports Lance Armstrong riding part of this July s
route to raise funds against blood cancer.
Stephen Roche says "it s for a very good cause"
and adds "he hasn t killed anybody."
Former English soccer player Geoff Thomas invited
Armstrong on the unofficial charity ride. To raise
$1.5 million, Thomas plans to ride on the Tour route
a day before the professional peloton.
Armstrong said he was "honoured and humbled"
to take part for a couple of days. The head of world
cycling, UCI president Brian Cookson, called Arm-
strong s participation "ill-advised" and "disrespectful
to the Tour de France." Armstrong is banned for life
from organized sports for doping.
Roche says "it s a charity event. There will be no
CALELLA---Maciej Paterski of Poland won the
opening stage of Spain s Volta a Catalunya, out-
sprinting Pierre Rolland and Bart De Clercq to the
The trio broke away after 60 kilometers (37.3 miles)
and at one point led by 13 minutes, before the 28-
year-old Paterski timed his sprint to edge Rolland of
France on the same time. De Clercq of Belgium was
third, 00.02 seconds behind the CCC-Sprandi-
The pack, led by De Clercq s Lotto teammate, Tosh
Van der Sande, crossed the line two minutes, 40 sec-
De Clercq attacked first in the final mile, but
Paterski lunged forward and held off Rolland s late
charge for his first win this season.
The Volta has attracted top riders including Alberto
Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Chris Froome (Sky),
although Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Vincenzo
Nibali (Astana) aren t taking part.
Froome missed a top-10 place by finishing 11th,
two minutes, 40 seconds behind.
The race included a 1,145 meter (3757 foot) category
1 climb up the Coll Formic peak as well as category
2 and 3 climbs.
Today s stage, the second of seven, will be a 191.8-
kilometer (119-mile) mountain stage from Mataro to
"A decision was taken so there s no suspension as
such...The international federation was notified,"
Devyatovsky said. "No one, basically, reacted to that
Belarus has won at least one gold medal in athletics
at each of the last four Olympics and is among the
world s strongest nations in throwing events. However,
the ex-Soviet nation s success has often been accom-
panied by scandal.
The country s only gold medal winner in athletics
at the 2012 London Olympics, Nadzeya Ostapchuk,
was stripped of her shot put title after testing positive
for the banned substance metenolone.
Devyatovsky said he is taking an active part in
preparing the team for this year s world championships
in Beijing and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Devyatovsky was one of six athletes suspended in
2013 when samples they had given at the 2005 worlds
were retested and found to be positive. The others
have since been banned from the sport, including
two of his teammates, shot putter Andrei Mikhnevich
and hammer thrower Ivan Tsikhan.
Tsikhan s ban has temporarily elevated Devyatovsky
into first place for the hammer throw at the 2005
Belarus track federation president defends position
Paterski wins Volta
1987 winner backs
Armstrong charity ride
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