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Tender for Catwalk, Stairs and Sheeting
Evolving TecKnologies and Enterprise Development Company Limited ("e TecK") hereby invites the
submission of Proposals from eligible bidders for the fabrication and erection of a steel catwalk, stairs
and sheeting at Tamana InTech Park, Waller eld.
The delivery period will be over the course of two (2) months.
Bidding will be conducted through the Two Envelope Competitive Bidding process in accordance
with e TecK's procurement guidelines and is open to all suitably quali ed bidders.
Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from tender documents at the o ce of
The Secretary, Tenders Committee at the following address:
Evolving TecKnologies and Enterprise Development Company Limited (e TecK)
131 Uriah Butler Highway
From 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays, no later than Monday 06th July, 2015, at 4:00 p.m.
A complete set of bidding documents may be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of
a non-refundable fee of One Thousand Dollars (TTD1,000.00). The method of payment will be
cash or certi ed cheque. Only bidders who have purchased the bid documents will be eligible to
A mandatory site visit has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 07, 2015 at 10.00 a.m. Failure to attend the
the site visit will render the prospective bidder ineligible to submit a Tender, and if submitted, such a
Tender will not be considered for the award of a contract.
Tenders must be deposited into the marked Tender Box at the above address by Tuesday July 28, 2015
at 2:00 p.m. Late Tenders will be rejected. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of Twenty
Thousand Dollars (TTD20,000.00) or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.
The site of the Works is at e TecK's Tamana InTech Park situated in Waller eld, Trinidad.
Tenders must be submitted strictly in accordance with the Tender Documents. e TecK does not bind
itself to accept the lowest or any Tender and reserves the right to negotiate the nal price with any
Evolving TecKnologies and Enterprise Development Company Ltd (e TecK)
131 Uriah Butler Highway, Charlieville, Chaguanas
"All fags, lesbos and
fag churches. As u
burn with lust four
human waste so shall
u burn in hell. As
waste is god s sewer of
That was the last thing I expected to read on a
sign outside a church in America, on the day that
the Supreme Court ruling gave same-sex couples
the same rights to marry each other as heterosexual
couples have shared for thousands of years.
But that s what I saw in Harlem, outside the
Atlah World Missionary Church.
It s one of those weird made-up churches they
have in America. Registered charities, I suppose,
or decoys for money-laundering purposes.
I didn t expect to read such hate coming out of
the black community and purporting to be God s
word since merely a week had passed after hate
had gone into that old black church in the Deep
South and killed nine Christian people.
Now, the people who were murdered in
Charleston may well have been opposed to gay
marriage---that s something we can perhaps accept
as at least a possibility given the demographic---
but they died at the hands of hate nonetheless.
To be mired in a battle of hate, to be targeted
by hate and then to disperse that hate elsewhere
seems a senseless thing.
I don t believe that God would have had the "fags
and lesbos" burn in hell any more than he would
have wanted all those black churches to burn across
the United States for all those years while the
crosses of the Ku Klux Klan burnt outside them.
Obama ended his eulogy in Charleston singing
the gospel. As I watched him break into Amazing
Grace, my eyes filled with tears. I don t know why
I cried. It was something about the centuries of
struggle, endurance, perseverance and tolerance in
the face of hatred.
They were tears that came from nowhere explain-
able, just like the tears that poured out of me when
that same president was elected in 2008. Not tears
of sadness, nor tears of joy. Tears somehow con-
nected to the triumph of humanity in a world where
darkness still endures from the northern shores of
Africa in Tunisia to the city streets of Harlem.
In a previous world, perhaps 150 years ago,
eugenicists debated whether negroes were less
evolved than caucasians; whether their features
meant they were closer in the evolutionary chain
to apes; whether the cranial capacity (their brain
size) implied a lesser intelligence.
That way of thinking was used to justify slavery
and it complemented Christian theory (a white
religion imposed upon black people) which told
believers that white people were closer to God;
that they were the pure essence of man made in
God s image, like Adam in the Garden of Eden,
while black people were further away from God,
towards the outer circles of humankind, towards
the animals and the mud.
That black people accepted the religion of their
enslavers in the first place was a perversity with
undertones of Stockholm syndrome.
That black people today should use the same
Christian theory that subjugated them to subjugate
gay people is beyond a sin. It is a hate crime that
God, and Jesus, would utterly reject.
Many homosexuals are Christian. But homo-
phobes, to me, are not Christian.
In T&T---a nation built on slavery and on the
same Christianity that the Spanish forced on the
indigenous people they found in the New World
and that the slaves and indentured labour-
ers adopted from the French and Eng-
lish---this homophobia masquerading as
Christianity is so utterly boring.
It s so dreadfully tired and weak and
pointless. The insipid claims of Christians
that they are being bullied for their faith.
The endless debates over whether being
gay is biological or a lifestyle choice. It s
a level of tedium, a degree of backwardness,
that I don t really associate with the Trini
I ve tended to see Trinis as modern,
intelligent, ever moving forward, not look-
ing back, not inert. But perhaps I am mis-
taken. I wrote on a Facebook post that I
will continue to write about LGBT rights
until the Caribbean catches up with the
modern world and received the reply:
"What s to catch up on?
There are some things worth staying
behind in." Perhaps I underestimate other
Trini characteristics---stubbornness and
A respected journalist in our field, an
evangelical Christian, said this of the
Obama moment that moved me to tears:
"Progressive-in-Chief celebrates the
upending of the Biblical tradition of mar-
riage that has defined society for millennia,
then grabs a smirk and a speech and heads
to church, there to lead the Christians---
gushing, gullible, docile---in Amazing
Grace. Well, I never."
It s not a hateful statement like the
Harlem, but in some ways, because of its
snide rejection of the compassion and love
directed by a president towards two polar
opposite communities, it is potentially
more damaging than any hate speech.
Black homophobia betrays history, religion
That black people today should use the same
Christian theory that subjugated them to
subjugate gay people is beyond a sin. It is a
hate crime that God, and Jesus, would utterly
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