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CENTRAL TENDERS BOARD
Tender for the Supply, Delivery, Installation and Commissioning of Lidar Speed Measuring Devices
for the Ministry of Works and Transport
Tenders are invited for the Supply, Delivery, Installation and Commissioning of Lidar Speed Measuring
Devices for the Ministry of Works and Transport.
116 Frederick Street, Port of Spain, Telephone No. 625-1868, Fax No. 625-1809.
Any further technical information may be obtained during normal working hours from Ms. Rosan Sooknanan,
A pre-tender meeting will be held for prospective tenderers at 10.00 a.m. on Friday March 10, 2017 at the
Multipurpose Hall of the Ministry of Works and Transport, Level 6, Administration Building, Corner Richmond
and London Streets, Port of Spain.
and dated not more than six (6) months prior to the closing date of the tender.
The original and six (6) copies of the Tender should be placed in sealed envelopes clearly marked on the
"Tender for the Supply, Delivery, Installation and Commissioning of Lidar Speed Measuring Devices for
the Ministry of Works and Transport"
Envelopes must be addressed to the Chairman, Central Tenders Board, 116 Frederick Street, Port of Spain.
Tenders must be deposited in the BROWN
than 1:00 p.m. on THURSDAY March 23, 2017.
Tenderers should note that the dimensions of the SLOT of the Tenders Box are
37.5 cm x 5.5 cm and, as such, tenders should be packaged accordingly.
Tenders will be opened shortly thereafter. The tenderer or an authorized representative may be present at the
Late tenders will not be considered in any circumstances.
The Board does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other tender.
The Central Tenders Board reserves the right to cancel the bidding process in its entirety or even partially, with-
Central Tenders Board
February 24, 2017.
Lent, a new
This Lenten sea-
son, we in T&T need
to pay particular at-
tention to what Pope
Francis has to say in
his Lenten message
themed "The Word is
a gift. Other persons
are a gift." Carnival
is over and we hope that everything is back to
In his message, Pope Francis says, "Lent is a new
beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter,
Christ's victory over death. This season urgently calls
for a conversion. Christians are asked to return to God
"with all their hearts" (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for
mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the Lord.
Jesus is the faithful friend who never abandons us.
Even when we sin, he patiently awaits our return; by
that patient expectation, he shows us his readiness
"Lent is a favourable season for deepening our
spiritual life through the means of sanctification of-
fered us by the church: fasting, prayer and almsgiving.
At the basis of everything is the word of God, which
during this season we are invited to hear and ponder
Hoping that we find inspiration in the parable of
the rich man and Lazarus, the Pope said this mean-
ingful story provided a key to understanding what we
needed to do to attain true happiness and eternal life.
It exhorted us to sincere conversion.
This parable helps us to make a good preparation for
the approach of Easter. And he reminds the faithful
of last week's (Ash Wednesday) liturgy which invited
us to a similar experience to that of the rich man. It
said, "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you
shall return." As it turned out, both men died but the
greater part of the parable takes place in the afterlife,
when both discovered that "we brought nothing into
the world, and we can take nothing out of it".
The rich man now recognises Lazarus, but only amid
the torments of the afterlife. He wants the poor man
to alleviate his suffering with a drop of water which
was similar to the experience of Lazarus. The rich man
was told during his life he had his fill of good things
and Lazarus had his fill of bad. Now Lazarus is being
comforted while you are in agony. In the afterlife, a
kind of fairness is restored and life's evil are balanced
And so, the rich man's real problem comes to the
fore. And the Pope said, at the root of all his ills was
the failure to heed God's word. As a result, he no longer
loved God and grew to despise his neighbour. The word
of God is alive and powerful, capable of converting
hearts and leading them back to God. When we close
our hearts to the gift of God's word, we end up closing
our heart to the gift of our brothers and sisters.
Towards the end of his message Pope Francis said,
"Lent is the favourable season for renewing our en-
counter with Christ, living in His word, in the sacra-
ments and in our neighbours. The Lord, who overcame
the deceptions of the Tempter during the forty days in
the desert, shows us the path we must take."
And calling on the Holy Spirit, he said, "May the Holy
Spirit lead us on a true journey of conversion, so that
we can rediscover the gift of God's word, be purified
of the sin that blinds us, and serve Christ present in
our brothers and sisters in need."
He said, "Let us pray for one another so that so by
sharing in the victory of Christ, we may open our doors
to the weak and poor. Then we will be able to experience
and share to the full, the joy of Easter."
Vernon Khelawan is a columnist for Catholic Media
Services Limited (Camsel), the official communication arm
of the Archdiocese of Port-of-Spain. Its offices are located
at 31 Independence Square. Telephone: 623-7620.
RAY OF HOPE
the last rays of
at the lower
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