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INVITATION TO TENDER
T/22-2015: Tender for the Supply and Distribution of Literacy
Libraries Reading Materials and Storage Bins as well as
Associated Teacher Training Programmes for Primary and
Secondary Schools for the Ministry of Education
The Ministry of Education (MOE) has been pursuing its
objectives of increasing the levels of literacy awareness,
ability and interest among its student population through
several initiatives including the dissemination of materials,
the recruitment of coaches and the engagement of training
Another approach now being planned by the MOE, is the
acquisition of reading materials in the form of self-contained
Literacy Libraries for distribution among its student popula-
tion from Infants 1 to Standard 5 in the primary system, to
Form 1 to Form 3 at the secondary level.
Scope of Services
This Invitation to Tender covers the Supply, Delivery and
Installation of Literacy Libraries Reading Materials and
Storage Bins and the provision of Associated Training to 477
Public Primary and 135 Public Secondary Schools.
The services are to be provided during the period August to
Firms are required to submit a Tender which describes the
Methodology to be applied, the Key Resources and Equip-
ment to be provided and a Financial Proposal.
Tenderers are invited to a Pre-Tender meeting facilitated by
the Education Facilities Company Limited on Friday August
21st, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Education facilities
Company Limited, Second Floor, Long Circular Place, #74
Long Circular Road, Maraval. At this meeting, prospective
Tenderers will be guided through the process for completion
of the Tender Documents.
The Invitation to Tender is open to all locally registered
Viewing and/or Purchase of Documents
The Invitation to Tender and other related documents will be
available for viewing and or purchase from Wednesday
August 19th, 2015 at the Education Facilities Company
Limited, Second Floor, Long Circular Place, #74 Long
Circular Road, Maraval, Trinidad, W.I. between the hours of
8:00am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday, except on Public
Tenderers may purchase the Document upon payment of a
non-refundable fee of Three Thousand (TT$3,000.00) or
Four Hundred and Seventy United States Dollars
(US$470.00) per package by certified cheque only, in
favour of EDUCATION FACILITIES COMPANY LIMITED.
Submission of Tenders
Submissions in response to this Invitation to Tender to
Supply and Deliver and Install Literacy Libraries Reading
Materials and Storage Bins as well as Associated Teacher
Training Programmes for Primary and Secondary Schools for
the Ministry of Education should be labelled as per instruc-
tions outlined in the Invitation to Tender Documents.
The envelopes should be addressed to:
Education Facilities Company Limited
Second Floor, Long Circular Place
#74 Long Circular Road, Maraval
The sealed envelopes containing the Tender must be depos-
ited in the grey Tender Box located in the Lobby of the
offices of EFCL, Second Floor Long Circular Place, #74
Long Circular Road, Maraval, Trinidad, W.I.
Closing Date for Submissions
Completed Tender documents are to be submitted in a
sealed envelope during normal working hours, but no later
than 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015. Late
submissions will NOT be considered under any circum-
Opening of Submissions
The EFCL will open the submissions, at 2:15 p.m. on
Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at the EFCL's offices at
Second Floor, Long Circular Place, 74 Long Circular Road,
Maraval. Tenderers or their representatives are invited to be
present at the opening.
The EFCL reserves the right to accept or reject any or all
Tenders without defraying any cost incurred by the
interested party. The EFCL also reserves the right to cancel
the present Tender in its entirety or partially without defray-
ing the cost incurred by any Company.
Clarification of the Document
Enquiries regarding this tender should be in writing no later
than Monday, August 24th, 2015 and directed to:
Education Facilities Company Limited
Second Floor, Long Circular Place
#74 Long Circular Road, Maraval, Trinidad W.I.
Fax No.: 1 (868) 622-1887; Email: email@example.com
Lenny B Robinson, the Good Samaritan who vis-
ited children in hospitals dressed as Batman and
entered the public spotlight after police pulled him
over in costume, died Sunday after a car hit his
custom Batmobile on a Maryland interstate.
Medical personnel pronounced Robinson, 51,
dead at the scene, Hagerstown State Police said in
His custom Lamborghini broke down while he
was driving east on I-70 in the fast lane. He got
out to check the engine while still in the lane, and
a Toyota Camry struck his car, which in turn hit
him, the statement said.
The Camry driver was not injured, the police
On top of the cost of his Batmobile and Caped
Crusader suit, Robinson said, he spent tens of
thousands of dollars each year on colouring books,
sunglasses and other gifts for children he visited
in hospitals across Washington and Maryland.
But he never wanted the story to be about him
or his gadgets: "It was about coming here for the
kids," he said in 2012.
"It s rewarding in a completely different way,
just making that child smile. If I only touch one
kid out of all this,
then I know I ve done
really something real-
And yet, Robinson
became a viral video
sensation in March
2012 when police
pulled him over in full
costume on Route 29
in Silver Spring,
Maryland. The dash-
board camera in the
police cruiser caught
the entire scene,
including the officer
calling for back up.
"You can send me
Robin if you wish," the officer snickered to the dis-
patcher before asking the driver, "What s your
name other than Batman?"
The police pulled over Robinson s car because
instead of a Maryland license plate, he had the
Batman logo. Robinson liked his outfit and car to
look just right when he visited hospitals to cheer
up terminally ill children.
Once police heard that and saw that the official
license plate was inside the car, Robinson was on
his way to both the hospital and Internet stardom.
For months, whenever he showed up a at a hospital
or charity event, cameras followed.
The benefits were clear to those who worked
"Some of these kids recognise that this is not
Batman, but in their head it is, and this is a great
thing for them," Dr Joseph M Wiley said in 2012
during one of Robinson s visits to Baltimore s Sinai
"It is absolutely clear to those of us in the field
that attitude and play therapy and distraction help
children overcome illnesses, so this is a big deal
for all the kids who are here today."
Robinson began volunteering full-time in 2007
after selling an industrial cleaning business he
started in high school. The business---which cleaned
office buildings, churches and synagogues---was
struck by a
night on I-
70 after his
'Batman' killed as
Batmobile breaks down
fulfilling, but being Batman and cheering up sick
children was his calling, he said.
"You see what s going on. It has to be moving.
Sometimes you re crying on the inside, but you re
strong on the outside. These are the real super-
heroes. It s not me; it s not you. They re fighting
for their lives every single day," he said.
"Remember, at the end of the day, ask yourself,
Self, did I make a difference? And the answer had
better be yes." (CNN)
"You see what's
going on. It has to
crying on the
inside, but you're
strong on the
outside. These are
not me; it's not you.
They're fighting for
their lives every
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