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NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL HEALTHAUTHORITY
1. The North-Central Regional Health Authority has authorized tendering for the following:
No. Name of Tender
Date for Site Visit Closing Date
i. Supply, Installation, Commissioning & Maintenance of One 90 Ton Monday 17th June, Monday 1st July, 2013 at
Chilled Water Air Conditioning System for the Mount Hope Women's 2013
ii. Supply of Surgical Instruments for the In House Open Heart Surgery
Monday 1st July, 2013 at
Programme at Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
iii. Supply, Installation, Commissioning, Training and Maintenance of
Monday 1st July, 2013 at
Two (2) Endocrinology Analyzers, One (1) Fully Automated Haematology
Analyzer and One (1) Biochemistry Analyzer at the Diagnostic Laboratory
Services, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
iv. Supply, Installation, Commissioning, Training and Maintenance for Six (6)
Monday 1st July, 2013 at
Haemodialysis Machines for the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
and now invites interested firms having representation and service facilities in Trinidad and Tobago to submit their proposals.
2. Site Visit for the Supply, Installation, Commissioning & Maintenance of One 90 Ton Chilled Water Air Conditioning System for the Mount
Hope Women's Hospital is scheduled for Monday 17th June, 2013. All other information is included in the Tender Document.
3. Tender Documents may be perused at Third Floor, Room 306, Building #39, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, and are available
between the hours of 8:00am -12:00pm and 1:00pm - 3:00pm, but may be taken away upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Three
Hundred Dollars (TT$300.00) by cash or certified cheque to the North-Central Regional Health Authority, payable at the cashier Building
#2, Ground Floor, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex for each of the Tenders indicated above. The receipt must be attached
to the Tender upon submission.
4. All requests for information and /or clarification shall be addressed to:
The Chairman of the Tenders Committee
c/o Tenders Department
North Central Regional Health Authority
Third Floor, Room 306
Building 39, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
Uriah Butler Highway, Champs Fleurs
Tel: (868) 645-2640 ext: 5077
Fax: (868) 645-2640 ext. 5077
5. Tenderers are required to fully complete and return the Tender Form together with the Tender.
6. Tenders must remain valid for a period of at least one hundred and twenty (120) days (4 months) from the closing date of the Tender
and must be accompanied by the following:
Valid Income Tax Certificate;
Valid VAT Clearance Certificate;
Certificate of Incorporation/ Certificate of Continuance;
Tenderers must also provide a copy of NCRHA's Receipt for the procurement of each Tender Document;
2% Bid Security;
Tender Form and
7. All alterations or erasures in the Tender must be initialled by the person submitting the Tender or in the case of a business entity, a duly
authorised officer thereof.
8. A Bid Security of two percent (2%) of the value tendered shall be included with the Bid. Such Security shall be in the form of a bank
guarantee or a certified cheque.
9. The ORIGINAL AND SIX (6) COPIES OF THE ENTIRE ORIGINAL TENDER SUBMISSION DOCUMENTS must be placed in sealed
envelopes addressed to:
THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TENDERS COMMITTEE
NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY
BUILDING 39, ERIC WILLIAMS MEDICAL SCIENCES COMPLEX
URIAH BUTLER HIGHWAY, CHAMPS FLEURS
And clearly marked:
Tender -- indicate the Tender you are submitting as stated above
10. The envelope(s) must be deposited personally in the Tender Box at the Tenders Department, at the above address no later than 2:00 pm:
i. Supply, Installation, Commissioning & Maintenance of One 90 Ton Chilled Water Air Conditioning System for the Mount
Hope Women's Hospital
ii. Supply of Surgical Instruments for the In House Open Heart Surgery Programme at Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
iii. Supply, Installation, Commissioning, Training and Maintenance of Two (2) Endocrinology Analyzers, One (1) Fully
Automated Haematology Analyzer and One (1) Biochemistry Analyzer at the Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Eric
Williams Medical Sciences Complex
iv. Supply, Installation, Commissioning, Training and Maintenance for Six (6) Haemodialysis Machines for the Eric Williams
Medical Sciences Complex
11. Tenderers will be required to sign a form indicating the date and time of deposit of the Tender before the deposit of the envelope in the
Tender Box. Each of the tenders will be opened publicly at 2:15 pm on the date of the closing as stated above in a meeting room on
the NCRHA's premises. The Tenderer or his representative may choose to be present at the opening.
12. The Authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other Tender.
13. The successful Tenderer would be required to furnish a Performance Bond of not less than ten percent (10%) of the contract price
within fourteen (14) days of receiving the letter of award.
14. Late Tenders will not be considered.
15. Failure to comply with any of these instructions may result in the Tender not being considered.
16. The Authority reserves the right to cancel the present Tender in its entirety or partially, without defraying any cost incurred by any firm in
submitting its Tender.
Hobbits, elves and dragons appear to be luring
tourists to New Zealand as fans await their first
glimpse of the second movie in The Hobbit trilo-
gy.Figures released this month by government agency
Tourism New Zealand show that international vacations
to New Zealand rose ten per cent from January through
April when compared to the same period last year.
The agency said a survey indicated that 8.5 percent
of visitors cited The Hobbit as one reason for coming
and that 13 per cent took part in some kind of hob-
bit-themed tourism like visiting a film set.
Warner Bros released the first teaser-trailer of The
Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Tuesday. The
second film will premiere December 13 in Los Ange-
les.The trilogy is directed by New Zealand filmmaker
Peter Jackson and shot in his home country. The
opener The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, was
released December 2012. It received mixed reviews
but proved extraordinarily popular with audiences,
earning a little over US$1 billion at the box office.
In an email, Jackson s spokesman Matt Dravitzki
said fans can expect "a surprise or two" in this week s
trailer, "but I can t say anything more than that!"
A little over 500,000 tourists visited New Zealand
for vacations in the first four months of the year.
About the same number again visited for other reasons,
such as for work or to visit relatives.
Tourism New Zealand has been running a "100%
Middle-earth" marketing campaign that seeks leverage
from the movies.
The Hobbit is based on JRR Tolkien s novel of the
same name and traces the adventures of hobbit Bilbo
Baggins as he attempts to help a group of dwarves
regain their wealth and stature from the dragon Smaug.
The Hobbit is the prequel to Tolkien s The Lord of
the Rings. (AP)
Investment in marketing New Zealand's association
with the Hobbit trilogy is paying off in increased
visitor motivation and arrivals, says Tourism New
Zealand's Chief Executive Kevin Bowler.
International Visitor Survey shows that 8.5 per cent
of all international visitors between January to
March this year, say The Hobbit was a factor in
stimulating their interest in New Zealand as a
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