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Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Ministry of Works and Transport
SUPPLY OF PRIORITY BUS ROUTE (PBR) PASSES
Tenders are invited for the Supply of Priority Bus Route Passes for the Ministry of Works and Transport.
A Tender Package can be obtained during normal working hours from 8:00 am -- 4:00 pm from The Secretary, Permanent
Secretary Tenders Committee, Ministry of Works and Transport, General Administration Division, Head Office Building,
Level 1, Corner London and Richmond Streets, Port of Spain. The telephone numbers are 625-1225 ext. 10181/10183.
Any technical information can be obtained from Mr. Clive Clarke, Information Technology Manager, Ministry of Works
and Transport at telephone number 625-1225 ext. 10821.
A pre-tender meeting will be held for prospective tenderers at the Ministry of Works and Transport, Multipurpose Hall,
Level 6, Head Office Building, Corner London and Richmond Streets, Port of Spain on
Friday 26th May, 2017 at 10:00 am.
Tenders must be accompanied with the following:
i) Valid Value Added Tax and Valid Income Tax Clearance Certificates issued by the Board of
Inland Revenue and dated not more than six (6) months prior to the closing date of the Tender.
ii) A Valid Compliance Certificate issued in accordance with the National Insurance Board Act.
Sealed tenders in DUPLICATE will be received no later than 1:00 pm on Friday 9th June, 2017. Envelopes must be
addressed to the Chairman, Permanent Secretary Tenders Committee, and clearly marked on the outside:-
'SUPPLY OF PRIORITY BUS ROUTE PASSES'
Envelopes must be deposited in the WHITE Tender Box #1 located in the General Administration Division, Level 1, Head
Office Building, Ministry of Works and Transport, Corner London and Richmond Streets, Port of Spain.
Tenders will be opened publicly shortly thereafter. The tenderer or his representative may be present at the opening.
Late tenders will not be considered under any circumstances.
The Permanent Secretary Tenders Committee does not bind itself to accept the lowest of any other tender and reserves the
right to cancel this invitation in its entirety and re-invite tenders at any time.
Permanent Secretary Tenders Committee
Ministry of Works and Transport
Demoted San Juan North
challenges SSFL ruling
The executive of the Secondary Schools Foot-
ball League (SSFL) is seeking legal advice to de-
termine if a decision by the general council of
the SSFL to include demoted San Juan North
Secondary School in the top flight competition
this season, is legal and can stand.
On Wednesday, Joseph Taylor, the school's vice
principal moved a motion at an extraordinary general
council meeting for his school to be included in the
league, due to the alleged inefficiencies and tardiness
Players from San Juan North Secondary in action during the 2016 SSFL season.
of members of the Credentials and Disciplinary Com-
mittees. When the vote was taken San Juan received
20 votes in favour, while 18 members voted against,
which effectively means that the premier division
will now comprise 16 teams instead of 15, when the
league kicks-off in September. The division has never
had more than 15 teams.
The SSFL sent out the final standing of the league's
for the 2016 season last week which followed the rul-
ings by both committees after appeals and protests
were lodged. The table showed San Juan North among
three teams being relegated from the premier division.
On Wednesday, Taylor challenged their position in
regards to the final standing, saying it was due mainly
to the members of the committees not doing their
jobs properly. He is contending that players who were
ineligible to represent their schools, should have been
spotted and stopped from action within seven days
of a protest being lodged.
"Instead what we had, was that the players were
allowed to play for the entire season and then the cre-
dentials and disciplinary committees coming months
after, when teams are preparing for the coming season,
to say the school has been demoted. Well that is not
right. We should not have to pay the consequences
for the inefficiencies of the SSFL members," Taylor
He made it clear his stance was in no way, against
the league's constitution, saying, "We simply went
to the general council, which has the power to de-
cide how many teams should play in the league and
we were granted a place. This clearly shows that no
decision was overturned. Instead, what we did was
to challenge the inefficiencies of the members of the
The credential committee of the SSFL was chaired
by Azaad Khan and includes Gerald Elliot, Lawrence
Seepersad, the SSFL's assistant secretary of operations
and a member from each zone when adjudicating on
The disciplinary committee on the other hand
comprised chairmen Seepersad and Elliot and other
members Andre Moses, Brian Williams, Kirt Harry,
Rudolph Hope, Wayne Caesar, Ezziel Seecharan,
Trevor Bridgelalsingh and Leo Braithwaite.
Both committees acted on protests that East Mu-
curapo Secondary and Presentation College (San
Fernando) used Abdus Ramcharan and Kori Cupid re-
spectively during the league, but neither was stopped.
Taylor in his argument pointed out that the pro-
tests were made well into the season, but committee
members allowed them to go on. "The credentials
committee has a responsibility to look at the cre-
dentials of students and determine whether they can
play or not and the disciplinary acts on concerns,"
He called on members to carry out their jobs with
high standards, saying the league is an important one
that is growing and officials must be held accountable.
Meanwhile, Elliot who was among the 18 who vot-
ed against Taylor's argument at the Carapichaima
Secondary School, confirmed that SSFL officials will
definitely seek the advice of a legal counsel before
they move forward.
He said Wednesday's support for Taylor and his
school is sending the wrong message to the public
at large but more so the youngsters who the league
represents. "It has placed the league in a bad light.
It is telling any school that feels aggrieved that it can
challenge key rules and laws. This was definitely a
wrong decision which can pose more problems for
the league in the future," Elliot said.
The SSFL will now have to decide on how relega-
tion of teams from the premier division as well as
promotion of teams from the Championship Division
will be done. It is scheduled to begin September 8.
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