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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, May 23, 2013
EXTENSION OF DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS FOR
THE CHAGUARAMAS HOTEL, CONVENTION CENTRE AND MARINA
The Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA) wishes to advise that on the 5th day of February 2013 it issued a
Request for Proposals (the RFP) seeking proposals from qualified and experienced developers/investors for the refur-
bishment/reconstruction and operation of the Chaguaramas Hotel and Convention Centre and the construction and oper-
ation of a Marina (the Project) at Chaguaramas, Trinidad on lands comprising approximately 15.4 acres with sea frontage.
The RFP and the original advertisement of same provided May 31st 2013 as the deadline for the submission of propos-
Qualified and experienced developers/investors are invited to submit proposals for the Project. Submission of proposals
is open to all proponents who can demonstrate that they have the qualifications, financial resources and the technical
experience in projects of similar size and type as outlined in the RFP.
The hotel and convention centre must meet 4 star standards and the marina must be of a world class standard as pro-
vided in the RFP.
A proponent may assemble a team to submit a proposal as a joint venture or a consortium. Joint venturers will be joint-
ly and severally liable for the performance of the Successful Proponent's responsibilities.
A proponent (or in the case of a joint proposal, at least one member of the consortium or joint venture) must have, with-
in the last ten (10) years, undertaken one or more elements of a project(s) of a similar nature (the entire consortium or
joint venture must as a whole comprise members who collectively satisfy this requirement). A project of a similar nature
means a project of comparable size and complexity involving the refurbishment or reconstruction and operation of hotels,
convention centres and marinas.
Evaluation of proposals will be based on requirements including: Qualification and Experience, Financial Capability and
The CDA invites suitably qualified entities to subscribe for a copy of the RFP and all addenda issued for a non- refund-
able fee of US$1,000.00 or TT$6,430.00 payable by cash, certified cheque or direct deposit or wire transfer to the CDA
and thereupon register as proponents.
Proponents are asked to contact the CDA's Corporate Secretary at the telephone numbers listed below for details on
direct deposits or wire transfers.
Copies of the RFP are available at the office of the CDA at Airway Road, Chaguaramas, Trinidad, Tel: (868) 634-4413;
Fax: (868) 634-4311 during the hours of 8am -3pm except weekends and public holidays. Before collecting the RFP pack-
age proponents will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement the form of which can be viewed on the CDA's web-
site www.chagdev.com or at the CDA's head office, Airway Road, Chaguaramas.
Proposals in response to the RFP may be submitted by registered proponents only, and must be received by 12 noon on
in accordance with the requirements of the RFP.
was held on 14th March 2013 and a
will be held on 27th June, 2013 at 10.a.m.
A site visit was held on 15th March, 2013 and a
will be held on the same date immediately following
the pre-submission briefing which is 27th June, 2013.
The CDA will not be responsible for any cost incurred by any proponent in preparing its proposal and reserves the right to
cancel the RFP process or vary its terms without liability for any cost incurred by any proponent in submitting a proposal.
In the European Film Festival today, film buffs
have the choice of films from Germany, France,
The Netherlands and the UK at MovieTowne, Port-
of-Spain. The EFF kicked off the Tobago programme
yesterday and it will continue until May 28.
Tickets are $30, with tickets for children and stu-
dents in uniform or with student ID priced at $20.
For more information, visit the EFF Facebook page
at European Film Festival -- Trinidad and Tobago or
TODAY'S SCHEDULE FOR THE EFF
Close to You
Director: Almut Getto
Phillip, a bank clerk, lives a solitary life. Lina is a blind
cellist fed up with other people's pity. When they meet,
Phillip is thrown out of his well-ordered orbit. The two
unstoppably draw closer, while at the same time moving
away from the safe, predictable existence that they
My Brother the Devil
Director: Sally El Hosaini
Mo lives in a traditional Egyptian household on a London
council estate. He idolises his older brother Rashid, a
gang member, and wants to follow in his footsteps.
However Rashid wants a different life for his brother and
deals drugs hoping to put Mo through college. Events
soon threaten to tear the siblings apart.
2 Days in Paris
Director: Julie Delpy
Marion, who is French, lives with her American boyfriend
Jack in New York. On vacation to rekindle their romance,
they stop in Paris. But the combination of Marion's
overbearing parents and flirtatious ex-boyfriends, and
Jack's obsession with photographing everything and
conviction that French condoms are too small, threatens
to make things worse.
The Gang of Oss
Director: Andre van Duren
2011/The Netherlands/110 mins/Drama/16+
Based on historical events, this film tells the story of a
crime gang from the south of Holland at war with the
government in the north in the late 1930s. At the centre
of things is Johanna, who runs a bar where the gang
congregates, and who wishes to escape the conflict.
Director: Sebastián Borensztein
Roberto is the embittered owner of a hardware store in
Buenos Aires. One day he meets a young Chinese man,
Jun, who's lost and doesn't speak Spanish. Unable to
decipher Jun's story, Roberto lodges him at home, until a
guy delivering Chinese food comes by and
translates the dramatic story of Jun's life.
TODAY'S SCHEDULE FOR THE EFF
Kiymet + Turquaze
Director: Canan Turan
Back in the late 1960s, Kiymet became the
first member of her family to migrate from
Turkey to Germany. Now an elderly woman
living in her native village again, she recounts
her remarkable life---as a mother, activist and
immigrant worker---to her granddaughter, a
filmmaker who lives in Berlin.
Director: Kadir Balci
Exploring the lives of immigrants who find
themselves torn between two lands and
cultures, with roots in neither, this messy,
moving and joyous romantic drama introduces
a trio of Turkish brothers living in Belgium who
redefine family dynamics after their father's
Cool Kids Don't Cry
Director: Dennis Bots
2012/The Netherlands/96 mins/Family
Twelve-year-old Akkie loves football and lives
to play in the school tournament. Confident
and spirited, she stands up to her classmate,
Joep, who doesn't think girls should be allowed
to play a "boys'" game. But Joep soon
discovers how much he has underestimated
Akkie when she is diagnosed with leukemia.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Director: Robert Guédiguian
Inspired by a Victor Hugo poem, this is the
story of Michel, a dockworker. When his home
is robbed, Michel finds out the identity of one
robber, a former colleague, and gets him
arrested. However, Michel's revenge is soured
by his discovery of the young man's motives.
German movies feature at EFF
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