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1. The North Central Regional Health Authority has authorized tendering for the
invites interested firms having representation and service facilities in Trinidad and Tobago to submit their proposal.
2. Tender Documents may be perused at
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
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. The
receipt must be attached to the Tender upon submission.
3. All requests for information and /or clarification shall be addressed to:
4. Tenderers are required to
the Tender Form together with the Tender.
5. Tenders must remain valid for a period of at least
s from the closing date
of the Tender and must be accompanied by the following:
• Valid Income Tax Certificate;
• Valid VAT Clearance Certificate;
• Valid NIS Certificate;
• Certificate of Incorporation/ Certificate of Continuance;
• Tenderers must also provide a copy of NCRHA's Receipt for the procurement of Tender Document;
• Two (2) Recent References of Completed Similar Services;
• Tender Form;
• Qualification Questionnaire.
6. A Site Visit is scheduled for
All other information is included in the Tender Document.
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 made payable to the North-Central Regional Health Authority.
9. The original and six (6) copies of the entire
must be placed in sealed envelopes
And clearly marked:
The envelope must be deposited in the Tender Box at the Tenders Department, at the above address no later than 2:00 pm
on Monday 5th August, 2013. 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.
Tenders will be opened publicly at 2:15 pm on the same day. The Tenderer or his representative may choose to be present
at the opening.
10. The Authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other Tender.
11. 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. 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.
Celebrity chef Paula Deen, who lost book deals,
contracts and her television cooking show on The
Food Network after she admitted using a racial
slur, is set to be a comic book star of female
empowerment, a publisher said on Wednesday.
Bluewater Productions, which publishes a series
of female celebrity-driven comic books, said the
biography comic book called Female Force: Paula
Deen will be released in October and include Deen s
fall from grace.
"She really changed cooking---and Southern cook-
ing---for women," said Bluewater President Darren
G Davis, who added that the comic book had been
in the works for several months before many of
Deen s business partners cut ties with her.
Davis said Bluewater, which has partnered with
celebrities such as TV host Ellen DeGeneres and
actor William Shatner, had reached out to Deen
for a partnership several months earlier but the
66-year-old Southern food doyenne has not yet
The partnership would involve the company
donating money to a charity chosen by Deen and
running ads for the charity on Deen s behalf. Deen
will not receive any money from the comic.
"We re not jumping on the bandwagon," Davis
said about Deen s business partners who distanced
their brands from the celebrity chef.
"We re moving forward with this Female Force
series because she fits in with women like Julia
Child and Barbara Walters," David added. "We re
not going to flambé her."
The bulk of the comic book will be about the
entrepreneur who turned a home-based catering
business into a culinary empire. Printings of the
comic books range from about 1,000 copies to
150,000, Davis said, but he didn t yet know how
many Paula Deen copies would go to print.
Deen s multi-million dollar business of cookbooks,
restaurants and home supplies began to crumble
last month when a legal deposition was released
in which Deen, who is white, said that she had
used the "N-word" in the past.
Although Deen said she never intentionally hurt
anyone, she lost about a dozen business deals after
the deposition surfaced in court documents, includ-
ing partnerships with retailers Target Corp and
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (Reuters)
Comic book to
detail rise, fall
of celebrity chef
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