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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
THE NORTH-CENTRAL REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY "EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST"
FROM COMPANIES WISHING TO SUPPLY
ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL, ORTHOPAEDIC & NEUROSURGICAL IMPLANTS & INSTRUMENTATION
ON CONSIGNMENT FOR SURGERIES AT THE ERIC WILLIAMS MEDICAL SCIENCES COMPLEX
1. Interested Suppliers are invited to submit proposals which should include but not limited to:
• List of Implants and Instruments provided
• Prices of the Items
• Copy of consignment contract/agreement
• Quality Manual
2. The proposals should also include:
• A Valid Income Tax Certificate
• A Valid VAT Clearance Certificate
• A Valid NIS Certificate
• Certificate of Incorporation, Certificate of Registration and/or Certificate of Continuance (as applicable)
• Recent reference of similar services completed
• Audited Financial statements for the past three (3) years
3. Any further information may be obtained from Dr. Natasha Kochhar, Head of Dental Services at (868) 662-9839 and
Mr. James Byam, Acting Head of Surgery Services at (868) 645-2640 ext. 2970 during normal working hours.
4. The ORIGINAL AND SIX (6) COPIES OF THE ENTIRE ORIGINAL EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)
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: Request for Expression of Interest for Oral & Maxillofacial, Orthopaedic &
Neurosurgical Implants & Instrumentation
5. 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 on Monday 9th September, 2013.
6. Companies will be required to sign a form indicating the date and time of deposit of the EOI.
The EOIs will be opened publicly at 2:15 pm on the date of the closing as stated above in a meeting room at Bldg. 39, Eric
Williams Medical Sciences Complex. The Tenderer or his representative may choose to be present at the opening.
7. The Authority does not bind itself to any offer.
8. Late offers will not be considered.
9. Failure to comply with any of these instructions may result in the EOI not being considered.
10.The Authority reserves the right to cancel the present EOI in its entirety or partially, without defraying any cost incurred
by any firm in submitting its EOI.
Sun: It s the best part of
the summer and the worst
thing for your skin. Besides
being the biggest cause of
skin cancer (the most com-
mon form of the big C in men), the sun s rays are
about 90 per cent to blame for signs of aging,
according to the US Environmental Protection
Think: wrinkles, age spots, and sagging skin. That
tan suddenly doesn t look so sexy, does it?
Problem is, most men aren t exactly summer
skin-savvy. According to a recent survey from the
Skin Cancer Foundation, just 51 per cent of men
wore sunscreen in the past year-no wonder twice
as many men died of melanoma last year than
Ready to study up on your skin smarts? Here, a
look at the six biggest sun myths.
Base tans prevent sunburns: Fiction
Any colour you weren t born with is a sign of
DNA damage, says dermatologist Zein Obagi, MD,
founder of ZO Skin Health.
While it s true that naturally dark skin doesn t
burn quite as easily as fair skin does (more pigment
= more melanin = more natural protection), any
new-to-you colour-be it a tan or a burn-is a symp-
tom of your body s attempt to repair your skin s
cellular damage due to UV radiation.
Certain foods can help prevent sun damage: Fact
Let s preface this statement: There s never an
excuse to not wear sunscreen. But arming your skin
from the inside out can help you look younger,
longer. Your secret weapon: Antioxidants.
"Blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, artichokes,
beans, prunes, pecans, plums, and green tea are all
high in antioxidants, which can help protect the
skin cells from DNA damage caused by the sun,"
says cosmetic dermatologist Ronald Moy, MD, a
fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Sur-
Suntans clear up acne: Fiction
Sure, sun dries out your skin, but that isn t nec-
essarily a good thing.
"In fact, sun exposure can make acne flare-ups
even worse," Obagi says.
When it soaks up the sun s rays, skin can become
inflamed, both directly causing acne and spurring
its production of acne-causing oils.
Plus, sun exposure can result in postinflammatory
hyperpigmentation (PIH)-a fancy way of saying
that post-pimple marks darken more than the rest
of your face, so your skin looks even more uneven.
Many cases of PIH require aggressive topical
treatments and laser resurfacing to reverse, he says.
Sun is a great source of vitamin-D: Fact
There are only three ways to score bone-, heart,
and mood-boosting vitamin D: Through foods, sup-
plements, and yes, the sun.
Luckily, a recent study from King s College London
shows that while sunblock prevents some of skin s
vitamin D synthesis, people who lather up still expe-
rience a spike in vitamin D levels after sitting in
If your vitamin D levels are low, shore them up
with D-filled foods such as salmon, egg yolks, and
SPF 30 is twice as strong as SPF 15: Fiction
When it comes to SPF numbers, you can pretty
much dismiss all reason. SPF 15 blocks 93 per cent
of UVB rays, while SPF 30 blocks 97 per cent; SPF
50, 98 per cent; and SPF 100, 99 per cent, according
to the American Academy of Dermatology.
The higher the SPF, the smaller the difference
Whatever your sunscreen s SPF number, it s effec-
tive for the same amount of time; reapply every
two hours to stay protected.
You should wear sunscreen
under your clothes: Fact
While it s not an excuse to
hit every nude beach in North
America (though it could be),
most clothing actually provides very little sun pro-
A standard white T-shirt packs an SPF value of
about seven-and if it s wet the SPF can go down
as low as three, according to the Skin Cancer Foun-
While the darker and thicker the clothing, the
more protection it provides, the hotter it is, too.
Your coolest bet: Apply sunscreen where the sun
don t shine, too. (Fox News)
Truth about sun damage myths Whatever your sunscreen's
SPF number, it's effective
for the same amount of
time; reapply every two
hours to stay protected.
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