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Request for Proposals
Request for Proposals for Branding, Management and
Operation of the Hotel Facility Located at the National
Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA)
Evolving TecKnologies and Enterprise Development Company Limited (e TecK), a State Agency under the Ministry
of Trade and Industry, is accepting proposals in response to this Request for Proposal from individuals or rms
interested in Branding, Management and Operation of the 53-Room Hotel Facility at the National Academy for the
Performing Arts (NAPA) located at Chancery Lane, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Our goal is to secure the services of a hotel operator or hotel management company experienced in marketing
and management of successful hotel facilities.
Request for Proposals will be conducted through the One Envelope Competitive Bidding process in accordance
with e TecK's procurement guidelines and is open to all suitably quali ed proposers.
Interested and eligible proposers shall request electronic copies of the prequali cation and proposal documents,
by emailing the o ce of The Secretary, Tenders Committee at:
From 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays, but no later than Wednesday 15th February, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
A site visit has been scheduled for Thursday 16th February, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. only, at the Hotel located at NAPA,
Chancery Lane, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Proposals must be deposited into the marked Proposal Box at
e TecK Flagship Building, 9-15 e TecK Blvd. Tamana InTech Park, Waller eld, Trinidad and Tobago by Thursday 2nd
March, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Late proposals will be rejected.
Proposals will be opened in the presence of the proposers' representatives in attendance at the above address on
Thursday 2nd March, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
The preferred operator will be required to demonstrate through their submission the overall bene ts that will be
derived by the Owner. Speci cally, how the proposal integrates with the overall concept for NAPA; - a boutique
hotel located within a unique facility that caters to the visiting professors and artistes using the Academy, among
Proposals must be submitted strictly in accordance with the Proposal Documents. e TecK does not bind itself to
accept the lowest or any Proposal and reserves the right to negotiate price with any Proposer.
Evolving TecKnologies and Enterprise Development Company Ltd (e TecK)
Flagship Building, 9 - 15 e TecK Blvd.
Tamana InTech Park, Waller eld, Trinidad and Tobago
Felix Edinborough at his office in Belmont. Edinborough, 74, has performed as a
Pierrot Grenade for almost 40 years. PHOTOS: JOEL JULIEN
Felix Edinborough performs as the traditional Carnival character the Pierrot Grenade at the Belmont Boys
Roman Catholic School.
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and it was called the poor Pierrot," he said.
"The original costume of the Pierrot Grenade was
a crocus bag and the Pierrot Grenade used to take the
crocus bag and make something like a gown and sew
on strips of cloth," Edinborough said.
Edinborough explained there are different theories
as to how the word "Grenade" came into being.
While some say the first Pierrots came out of Gre-
nada, others claim it was used as a derogatory term
because the costumes of the revived Pierrot mas were
not of the high standard of the original character.
When Edinborough decided to become the charac-
ter of the Pierrot Grenade his costume was designed
by now deceased veteran masman Wayne Berkeley.
Since becoming the Pierrot Grenade, Edinborough
has travelled around the world performing. He has
performed in Alaska twice.
Edinborough has also served as a Master of Cere-
monies for various corporate events locally.
"A number of people have asked me to do eulogies.
It is a sad thing, I would not make joke with it but I
would put something light-hearted in it. And people
are happy, so much so that a fella asked me to do his
eulogy and I told him he would have to pay me before
hand," Edinborough said.
On Thursday, Edinborough performed as a Pierrot
Grenade at the Belmont Boys' Roman Catholic Pri-
The school's Kiddie Carnival band this year intends
to pay homage to the Pierrot Grenade, teacher N'koma
Edinborough will also perform at Paul Keens-Doug-
las' Talk Tent at the Queen's Hall from March 3.
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