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INVITATION TO TENDER
To All Registered Contractors With the
CHAGUANAS BOROUGH CORPORATION
In accordance with C.T.B. Ordinance Regulation 12/2 (a) and Legal Notice #234 as
amended which falls under the Special Ministerial Tenders Committees' Limit, tenders
are invited for Construction Works under the Development Programme 2014/2015 for the
"C.B.C. Municipal Police Station --
Upgrade and refurbishment works"
Prospective Tenderers who wish to bid must be a Registered Contractor with the
Corporation whose name appears on the List of Contractors. (All Petty Contractors must
be approved by the Minister of Finance, Director of Contracts, Circular
Memorandum 2/1/16 dated 12/03/1997).
Tender document may be perused and can be obtained at the Tenders Department during
the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00p.m. at a non-refundable cost
of $1,000.00 (payable by certified cheque and linx at the Corporation. A cash deposit can
be made at the First Citizen Bank upon receiving a voucher from the Chaguanas Borough
A Public Notice, an Invitation to Tender along with a listing of all Registered
Contractors will be placed at information desk of the New Administrative Building.
Tenders must be accompanied by an original Valid Income Tax and Value Added Tax
Clearance Certificates issued by the Board of Inland Revenue and date not more than (6)
six months prior to the closing date of the tender. Tenders must also be accompanied by
an original National Insurance Compliance Certificate. All other instructions are attached
to the tender package must be adhered to.
Any further technical information may be obtained during normal working hours from Mr.
Ranjit Persad, County Superintendent, Chaguanas Borough Corporation, Ministry of Local
Government at telephone number 671-1174.
A pre-tender meeting followed by a site visit will be held on Monday 17th August, 2015 at
10:00 a.m. at the Conference Room of the Chaguanas Borough Corporation.
Tenders will be closed on Wednesday 26th August, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. . Tender doc-
uments are to be deposited in the RED TENDER BOX located at the Tenders
Department of the New Administrative Building, Chaguanas Borough Corporation.
Tenders will be publicly opened shortly thereafter at the Corporation's Conference
Room. The Tenderer or his representative may be present at the opening.
Late Tenders will not be considered under any circumstances. The Committee does
not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other tender. The Committee reserves the right
to cancel the bidding process in its entirety or even partially without defraying any cost
incurred by any firm in submitting their tender.
For further information, please contact the Tenders Clerk at 665-5351/ 2427 Ext 235.
Chief Executive Officer
Chaguanas Borough Corporation
The West Indies will miss the
International Cricket Council s (ICC)
Champions Trophy 2017. What a pity.
Who is to blame? That is the US$2
How can anyone explain why the
West Indies Cricket Board (WIBC) did
not plan a one-day series since the
aborted Indian tour in 2014? Surely
someone should have been monitoring
the team s position as it relates to
Over 12 months have elapsed and
there is a strong feeling that the
Board s administrators, particularly
those responsible for planning, were
caught sleeping on the job.
We should not be surprised at this
new blunder since there has been a
series of mishaps at the WICB that
would confuse the most flourishing
mind. You would think that people
in such a prestigious office would
understand the systems and provisions
of the ICC. But this is the West Indies
The WICB, whose members are
mostly myopic in their thinking, obvi-
ously felt that the tournament was so
far away, that there was no need to
think about it. So no one read the
rules of the competition as it related
to the eligibility of the teams partic-
Therefore, by the time the WICB
realised that it was only the top eight
ranked teams who were allowed to
take part by a cut off date of Sep-
tember 30, West Indies cricket faced
the humiliation of not playing in a
major ICC tournament for the first
The vexing question remains. Who
is to blame for this? It certainly is not
the players since they do not schedule
The fact is that it was only in
June/July 2015 that the West Indies
was overtaken by both Bangladesh
and then Pakistan and pushed down
to 9th place in the rankings. I under-
stand even the organisers in England
are annoyed with the WICB.
They know that given the high mar-
ketability of the West Indies team in
the shorter versions of the game, with
players such as Chris Gayle, Dwayne
Bravo, Keiron Pollard and Andre Rus-
sell, the WICB has blundered badly.
Who is to blame?
It must start and stop with Dave
Cameron, a man who should not be
president of the WICB. How lucky
can one be? This is a man who was
in charge during the Indian fiasco but
was re-elected by his peers.
Cameron should fire his technocrats
like Richard Pybus, the overall director
of coaching, who ought to have kept
him abreast of the possibilities and
permutations with regards the tour-
How could such experienced people
like Pybus and Clive Lloyd, lose sight
of something so important?
This is a tournament which the
West Indies won in 2004 under the
leadership of Brian Lara and Augustine
I am sure fans will recall the heroics
of Ian Bradshaw and Courtney Browne
(now one of the selectors) who shared
a ninth wicket unbeaten 71-run part-
nership, that took the West Indies to
an unlikely victory by two wickets.
No one is putting their hands up
and admitting it was their fault.
Instead, we are upset with Pakistan
for pulling out of a series that can
only do them more harm than good.
Pybus and Lloyd, if indeed they are
the culpable pair, need to be held
accountable for this blatant lack of
If I was a West Indian player, I
would seek damages against the Board
for loss of earnings. It would be an
interesting case, which might help to
ensure this does not happen again. In
most organisations, heads would have
Sadly no one expects that to happen
at the WICB, which is probably why
sponsors from Trinidad and Tobago
flocked to the Caribbean Premier
League rather than the West Indies
Cricket Board events.
Some have told me that the Cricket
Committee must shoulder the blame.
If that is true, then so be it. But we
must not allow the WICB to slip this
under the door and move on.
We need accountability and we need
to find out what went wrong and why.
More importantly, we need to find a
way to ensure it never happens again.
I have been told the WICB is work-
ing on getting the organisers to adjust
the rules to allow the West Indies into
That is another matter and would
appear to be rather far-fetched,
although in cricket s current environ-
ment anything may be possible.
Andre E Baptiste
Courtney Browne, right,
and Ian Bradshaw,
celebrate after guiding
West Indies to victory in
the 2004 Champions
Trophy final in England.
2017 million dollar
question for WICB
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