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CENTRAL TENDERS BOARD
Supply and Delivery of Four (4) Wide Body Buses to the Public Health Department,
Port of Spain Corporation, Ministry of Local Government.
Tenders are invited for the Supply and Delivery of Four (4) Wide Body Buses to the Public Health Department, Port of Spain Corporation,
Ministry of Local Government.
Tender documents can be obtained during normal working hours at the Central Tenders Board's Office, 116 Frederick Street, Port of Spain.
Telephone No. 625-4330; Fax 625-1809.
Any further technical information can be obtained during normal working hours from Mr. Mitra Sooklal, Public Health Inspector IV, Port of
Spain Corporation, 2-4 Knox Street, Port of Spain at Telephone No. 299-0870 Ext.2277.
Tenders must be accompanied by the following:-
(i) Valid 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) Valid Certificate of Compliance issued in accordance with the National Insurance Act.
The original and three (3) copies of the tender on the approved Tender Form should be placed in sealed envelopes, clearly marked on the
"Supply and Delivery of Four (4) Wide Body Buses to the Public Health Department, Port of Spain Corporation, Ministry of
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 Board's Office not later than 1:00 p.m. on Thursday July 23rd, 2015
Tenders will be opened publicly at the Board's Office shortly thereafter. The tenderer or an authorized representative may be present at
Tenderers should note that the dimensions of the slot in the Tenders Box are 37.5 cm x 5.5 cm and tenders should therefore be packaged
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.
Prospective tenderers are advised that they can visit website http://www.finance.gov.tt for all published Tender Notices.
Central Tenders Board
CTB: 28/1/98 Vol. IX
June 30th, 2015
One of sport s great rivalries looks lopsided head-
ing into the third Ashes series in two years.
Even the most optimistic, one-eyed England cricket
fan would struggle to pick holes in the Australia
squad that arrived in Britain two weeks, seeking to
retain the urn won back so convincingly in a 5-0
whitewash Down Under 18 months ago.
The Australians have the world s top-ranked bats-
man in Steven Smith, a hostile and deep bowling
attack led by the menacing---if mercurial---Mitchell
Johnson, and a settled side at ease under the easygoing
stewardship of coach Darren Lehmann.
Throw in the recent series victory in West Indies
that capped a near-perfect run of results since the
last Ashes, and everything points to the men in the
baggy green keeping hold of the urn for another 2½
Well, almost everything.
Australia hasn t won a Test series in England since
2001 and no member of the current squad is an
Ashes winner abroad. English conditions can provide
a unique examination in Test cricket, and series wins
aren t easy to come by.
So maybe the next seven weeks will be a closer-
run thing than anticipated, starting with the first
test in Cardiff on Wednesday.
That s because while the Australians have been
virtually at the top of their game ever since losing
the 2013 Ashes in England 3-0, it s been nothing but
turbulence for their old foes.
The Ashes whitewash led to the break-up of a
successful England test team. Graeme Swann quit
cricket, star batsman Kevin Pietersen was dumped
and has failed to earn a reprieve despite a relentless
PR campaign, and steady No 3 Jonathan Trott s come-
back from a stress-related condition hasn t worked
English cricket is in a transitional phase, with new
players brought in and a new philosophy---adventure
instead of conservatism---being implemented.
Adding to the chaos is a series of coaching and
administrative changes that has resulted in England
going into the Ashes with a new overseeing supremo
in former Test captain Andrew Strauss and a new
coach in Trevor Bayliss---an Australian, no less.
Bayliss knows the Australians better than the Eng-
land team, many of whom he met for the first time
last weekend on a bonding trip to Spain. It s hardly
the ideal preparation for an Ashes series, but Bayliss
arrives with a strong reputation from his time with
Sri Lanka and in domestic cricket in Australia and
India. His style is to create a relaxed environment
for players to thrive in, much like Lehmann.
England is also on something of a high after win-
ning a thrilling One-Day series against New Zealand.
Test cricket, though, is a different animal.
There are question marks hanging over England s
lineup. Gary Ballance and Ian Bell are struggling for
runs at Nos. 3 and 4, Moeen Ali isn t convincing as
the team s spinner, and the bowling attack lacks
variety without a left-arm seamer to complement
Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad.
England also has seven left-handed batsmen in
its team, which could play into the hands of offspinner
Johnson, in particular, will relish playing England
again after taking 37 wickets in the last Ashes series.
Australia s team has been labeled "Dad s Army"
by its former bowler Jason Gillespie because of the
presence of two 37-year-olds in Chris Rogers and
Brad Haddin, two 34-year-olds in Watson and captain
Michael Clarke, and 35-year-olds Ryan Harris and
Clarke has laughed that jibe off, though, and expe-
rience can count in these high-profile series in which
sledging is sure to be a factor. The recent England
vs. New Zealand series was played in a good-natured
spirit, but don t expect that to be the case in the
The other tests are at Lord s, Birmingham s Edg-
baston, Nottingham s Trent Bridge before returning
to London for the fifth match at The Oval.
Kent at The
Australia favourite going into Ashes
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