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1. The North West Regional Health Authority has authorized tendering for the following:
and now invites interested firms having representation and service facilities for the equipment in Trinidad and
Tobago to submit their proposal.
2. Tender Documents may be perused at Second Floor, #39 Dundonald Street, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, West
Indies between the hours of 8:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm, but may be taken away upon payment
of a non-refundable fee of Three Hundred Dollars (TT$300.00) by cash or certified cheque payable to the
North West Regional Health Authority for each of the tenders indicated above. The receipt must be attached
to the Tender upon submission.
3. You are required to visit the site on the date scheduled for the site visit to ascertain for yourselves the relevant
factors which may influence your Tender. Further details will be included in the tender document. Note that
no further tours will be arranged.
4. Any further information may be obtained from the Tenders Department at 1 (868) 627-2874 during normal
5. Tenderers are required to fully complete and return the signed Tender Form together with the Tender.
6. Tenders must remain valid for a period of at least one hundred and twenty (120) days from the closing date
of the Tender.
7. Tenders must be accompanied by the Qualification Questionnaire, a valid Income Tax Certificate, a valid VAT
Clearance Certificate and a valid NIB Compliance Certificate. In the case of companies, firms and other
business entities, the Tenders must be accompanied by the appropriate Certificate of Incorporation/Certificate
of Registration/Certificate of Continuance to establish the legal identity of the Tenderer.
8. All alterations or erasures in the Tender must be initialled by the person submitting the Tender or in the case
of a business entity, a duly authorised officer thereof.
9. No Bid Security is required.
10. The original and five (5) copies of the Tender Documents must be placed in sealed envelopes addressed to:
The Chairman of the Tenders Committee
North West Regional Health Authority
No. 39 Dundonald Street
Trinidad, West Indies
and clearly marked:
Tender -- Indicate the Tender that you are submitting as stated above
11. The envelope(s) must be deposited personally in the Tender Box at the Tenders Department, at the above
address no later than 12:00 noon on the date of closing stated above.
12. Tenderers will be required to sign a form indicating the date and time of deposit of the Tender. Each of the
Tenders will be opened publicly at 1:00 pm on the date of closing. The Tenderer or his representatives may
choose to be present at the opening.
13. The Authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other Tender and reserves the right to award
contracts to Tenderers at its own discretion.
14. The successful Tenderer would be required to furnish a Performance Security of ten percent (10%) of the
contract price within fourteen (14) days of receiving the letter of award.
15. Late Tenders will not be considered.
16. Failure to comply with any of these instructions may result in the Tender not being considered.
17. The Authority reserves the right to cancel the present Tender in its entirety or partially, without defraying any
cost incurred by any firm in submitting its Tender.
NORTH WEST REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY
Name of Tender
Tenders 2015-46 Supply, Installation, Commissioning and
Maintenance of One (1) Cytology/Pathology
Microscope for the Department of Pathology
at the Port of Spain General Hospital
Aug. 17, 2015/
2:00 p.m. Sept. 3, 2015/
Sept. 3, 2015
Tenders 2015-47 Supply, Installation, Commissioning and
Maintenance of Four (4) Triple Station Scrub
Sinks for the Main Operating Theatres at Port
of Spain General Hospital
Aug. 17, 2015
2:30 p.m. Sept. 3, 2015/
12:00 p.m. Sept. 3, 2015/
A new book written by a school-
teacher has a simple yet compelling
message for parents: Back off.
In The Gift of Failure: How the Best
Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Chil-
dren Can Succeed, author Jessica Lahey
pushes back against helicopter parent-
ing, which she acknowledges having
fallen victim to when raising her own
"Today s parents simply are not
allowing their child
to muck about in
of failure long
enough to come to
terms with the
plan A and formu-
late plans B, C, D
and E." It s the kids
who have failed and
writes, "who will
create true innova-
tion and change the
they think creative-
ly, aren t afraid to
try new strategies
and show resolve when they hit bumps
in the road.
This approach emphasises the long
view of parenting, which is to raise
children who are equipped to make
their own way in the world. The stakes
in childhood are relatively low, so Lahey
argues that it behooves parents to let
their children take the reins and not
short-circuit their learning.
Lahey cites decades of research on
the perhaps unintuitive way parents
can encourage academic success in their
children: "If parents back off the pres-
sure and anxiety over grades and
achievement, and focus on the bigger
picture---a love of learning and inde-
pendent inquiry---grades will improve
and test scores will go up."
On the topic of homework, Lahey
favours a complete hands-off approach,
even when your child seems to have
hit a stumbling block.
"Not all answers come immediately.
Give children time and silence to think,"
"Not only will it teach them to value
quiet; it also shows them that you value
the process of coming up with the
answer as much as the answer itself."
ics, Lahey advocates
the return of chil-
dren as useful, con-
of the family and,
them to experience
"When the child
who loaded those
into the dishwasher
unloads the dish-
washer, she will
discover that crust
food on the plate,"
Lahey writes, "and
you will have the
opportunity then to
explain how to prevent that mistake in
This tongue-holding parenting
extends to the playground and play-
dates, too. Children learn how to interact
with others through free play with other
children, Lahey writes.
"Adults should give kids the space
and freedom to learn this language and
work out the tough social moments for
themselves because those fights, tussles,
silent treatments, and breakups are,
despite the tears and heartbreak they
cause, invaluable opportunities for
Furthermore, Lahey advocates with-
holding judgment on your child s social
choices, even when it comes to a friend
you perceive as a bad influence. (AP)
New book urges
parents to let kids fail
The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go
So Their Children Can Succeed (Harper), by Jessica Lahey
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