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Tenders are invited for the Supply and Installation of a Fence Wall at the Central Market Compound for the Port of Spain
Corporation, Ministry of Local Government.
Tender documents can be collected during normal working hours at the Central Tenders Board's Office, 116 Frederick Street,
Port of Spain, telephone number 1-868-625-4330.
Tenderers are required to pay a tender deposit of
payable by cash or certified cheque to the
Director of Contracts, Central Tenders Board, 116 Frederick Street, Port of Spain. This deposit will be received from Monday to
Friday between the hours of
The original receipt must be attached to the
Any further technical information can be obtained during normal working hours from Mr. Ricardo Revanales, Works
Supervisor III, Port of Spain Corporation, at 2-4 Knox Street, Port of Spain, telephone number 1-868-623-1271/7, 6926 or 1-
A pre-tender meeting will be held for prospective tenders at
at City Hall 2-4 Knox
Street, Port of Spain. A site visit will be arranged at the pre-tender meeting.
Tenders must be accompanied by the following:-
issued by the Board of Inland Revenue and dated
not more than six (6) months prior to the closing date of the tender.
issued in accordance with the National Insurance Act.
The original and one (1) copy of the tender should be placed in scaled envelopes, addressed to the Chairman, Central Tenders
Board, 116 Frederick Street, Port of Spain, clearly marked on the outside:-
Envelopes must be addressed to the Chairman, Central Tenders Board, 116 Frederick Street, Port of Spain and must be deposit-
ed in the
Tenders Box located in the lobby of the Board's Office no later than,
Tenders will be opened publicly at the Board's Office shortly thereafter. The tenderer or an authorized representative may be
present at the opening.
Tenderers should note that the dimension of the slot in the Tenders Box are
and tenders should be packaged
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 present notice in its entirety or partially without defraying any cost
incurred by any firm in submitting their tender.
Prospective tenderers are advised that they can visit website
for all published Tender Notices.
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The World Cham-
pionships in Moscow
has again highlighted
the need to support
our athletes if we
want them to succeed.
must be fair, honest
and transparent and
not filled with typical
friendship and partisan
is given priority over
success and quality.
These continue to be
symptoms that I have
observed both at the
2012 London Olympics
and the current World Championships.
Our athletes believe that their cries are being
ignored in terms of financial support, based on the
existing flawed system of elite funding.
If one was to conduct a survey among those in
authority in the Ministry of Sports and the Sports
Company on the system for funding, there would
be different explanations, some complicated, others
In speaking with several Jamaican journalists at
these Games, it was amazing to listen to the passion
and teamwork they each seem to believe in. In
Jamaica, when a question is raised on an athlete,
it is dealt with expeditiously I am told and to the
satisfaction of the athlete.
Jamaica, it would appear, understands the value
of sports, whereas in T&T we understand and pay
homage to the value of money more than sport.
When you listen to the horror stories told by
athletes who bring pride and joy to this country,
it makes you wary and sad of the state of admin-
istration of sports. But who can the athletes turn
to...you...me...or just themselves?
To be successful is not only about ability, it is
also about being able to ensure the correct things
are done, from training, to diet and other physical
and health related issues.
It is when we as a people, all of us ignore these
issues, that we leave the athlete vulnerable to the
many evils that exist because of the stench of fast
money and a fast life.
In that regard, we all need to be our brother s
keeper in ensuring the safety and welfare of our
athletes, even if we do not like their mother, their
father, their uncle or their aunt for one absurd
reason or another.
The latest incidents of athletes in Jamaica and
T&T being investigated for drug enhancement can-
not be tolerated. We must ensue that all athletes
are made aware of the strictest guidelines.
There is a fear that the rest of the world is only
too eager to point fingers at our athletes because
of the growing success and when you add a phe-
nomenon like Usain Bolt winning all before them,
you are guarantee a lot of attention.
To his credit, Bolt has not complained. He under-
stands the power of marketing and promotion.
Recently one of the T&T officials expressed the
view that there is growing potential of youngsters
in this country, each with different skill sets and
upbringing, but to ensure they have the ideal athletes
life, they will need funding and mentoring.
In most cases, neither exist and the only way
for an athlete to succeed is to leave our shores and
head to the United States where he or she will
become a slave to the respective universities and
We do not offer our youngsters enough of an
opportunity to study at UWI.
At the moment 400 metres hurdler,
Jehue Gordon, is the only one in Moscow
who is staying and training locally and
there is little doubt that it is progressing
in a timely and efficient manner.
There needs to be more publicity on the
success of Gordon while he is studying
and training under the watchful, caring
and parental eyes of his two coaches---
Edwin Skinner and Dr Ian Hypolite.
If this is made public, there is a strong
possibility that we could stop losing our
top athletes to overseas universities with
overseas temptations and coaches/man-
agers with no loyalty other than to the
We must not allow what I have wit-
nessed at these championships to continue
where persons who love their country and
love representing and giving their heart
and soul for T&T are treated like second
class citizens because they either know
nobody or know somebody who is disliked
by the administrators in charge of funding.
When this happens, the athletes and
their parents lose faith in the system, and
begin to question whether the sacrifice
that is being made by child and parent is
honestly worth the effort.
Championships show need
to support track stars
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