Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 20th 2015 Contents A30
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, July 20, 2015
Trinidad Cement Limited hereby invites tenders for the following:
Provision of Security Services to TCL (Trinidad
14th August, 2015
Operations) (2015 -- 2017)
Pest Prevention & Control Services (2015 -- 2017)
21st August, 2015
1. Tender packages can be obtained upon payment to TCL's Cashier, of a non-refundable fee of
TT$500.00 per tender. Payments via Linx, debit cards or Certified Cheques ONLY. Cheques
to be made in the name "Trinidad Cement Limited".
2. Tender packages will be disbursed, upon presentation of the Cashier's receipt, to the office of the
Procurement Manager, located on the 1st Floor of TCL's Administration Building, Southern Main
Road, Claxton Bay.
3. Tender packages are to be requested during the hours of 8.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. from Wednesday
22nd July to Tuesday 28th July, 2015(Weekdays Only).
4. Tenders must be accompanied by the following mandatory documents:
• The completed "Form of Tender"
• A company Profile
• Certificates of Registration/Incorporation/Continuance/Notice of Directors (as applicable)
• B.I.R. Clearance Certificate
• Valid V.A.T. Certificate
• Valid V.A.T. Clearance Certificate
• Valid Income Tax Certificate
• National Insurance Compliance Certificate
• Confirmed ability to provide a minimum of 90-days credit for payments
• Evidence of approval from the Ministry of National Security to Operate a Protective
Agency (Tenders for Provision of Security Services ONLY).
• Evidence of Public Liability Insurance - Minimum $6,300,000 per occurrence
• Evidence of Automobile Liability Insurance (for all owned, non-owned and hired automobiles
accessing TCL's compound) - Minimum $6,300,000 per occurrence
• Workmen's Compensation Insurance - In compliance with statutory requirements
5. The Tenderer shall bear all costs associated with the preparation and submission of the tender
and TCL shall in no case be responsible or liable for those costs, regardless of the conduct or
outcome of ?the bidding process.
6. Trinidad Cement Limited reserves the right not to accept the lowest or any of the tenders received.
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or male, respectively," Robinson said.
"Similarly, a man with a feminine
appearance or a woman with a mas-
culine appearance is not legally barred
from being photographed as such for
a national identity document. So people
can change their national identity doc-
uments to show a new name and
appearance that reflect their gender.
"But the person s sex assigned at
birth remains unchanged, and this can
often present problems when stopped
by the police or inspected by immi-
gration, when suspicions as to false
identity and criminal intent may arise,"
He highlighted the case of a trans-
gender Belizean national entering T&T
for a conference who disclosed she was
transgender was subjected to secondary
inspection due her gender being male
on her passport. During the process,
immigration officers made her a spec-
tacle by spreading word among their
ranks and several ventured to the area
she was asked to wait to get a better
documents can also present problems
when exercising the right to franchise,
or in everyday situations like banking
transactions where verification of iden-
tity is necessary for security reasons.
"In other countries, the recommen-
dation of a health/human service pro-
fessional is all that is necessary to
change sex on an identity document.
The rationale of this approach is that
endanger a person s security when trav-
elling abroad, especially to places less
accepting of gender diversity or where
it may be read as evidence of homo-
sexuality, which is criminalised and a
source of violence."
He said other areas of importance
to be considered when considering leg-
islation include health and sex-segre-
gated institutions and public facilities.
Robinson said a few years ago one
woman dropped out of Costaatt when
she discreetly disclosed her identity to
school authorities, asked to use such a
facility, but was told after a review that
she would have to use the male students
She eventually filed a case with the
Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC),
which threw it out as not being covered
under the Equal Opportunity Act (EOA),
which includes in its protected statuses
sex, but neither gender identity or
expression. Subsequently, she success-
fully sought asylum in Europe, based
on persecution here due to her trans-
"That EOC precedent augurs badly
for transgenders access to future pro-
tection by the sex discrimination pro-
vision of the EOA, despite the commis-
sion s subsequent recommendation
of statutory inclusion of sexual ori-
entation in the act," Robinson said.
"A strict reading of sexual ori-
entation might not apply to most
transgender people, who in their
new gender are usually heterosex-
Robinson also spoke about Jow-
elle de Souza, who he said has been
a victim of constant ridicule
because of her appearance. He was
critical of stories that appeared
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Legislation needed to prevent blatant discrimination
Tennis player Richard Raskind
made the transition to becoming
Renee Richards in 1975. Richards
was banned from the US Open.
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