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The Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA) invites sealed tenders for the provi-
sion of Design Consultancy and Project Management Services for the repair works at Ventura
Road Morne Catherine.
Interested eligible candidates may obtain complete tender documents at the TTCAA New
Administrative Complex, Caroni North Bank Road, Piarco, upon payment of a
payable via Linx or Credit Card from November 11 - 15, 2013, Monday
-Friday 9am to 3pm.
Completed tender documents in plain sealed envelopes, marked
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and deposited in the Red Tender Box (No. 1) at the TTCAA's main reception desk by November
27, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Tenders will be opened in the Safety Regulations Department meeting room
of the TTCAA Administration Building at 1:30 pm on the same day, in the presence of tenderers
representatives who choose to attend.
This procurement process is not intended to create and shall not create a formal legally binding
bidding process and shall instead be governed by the law applicable to direct commercial negotia-
tions. For greater clarity and without limitation:
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other legal obligations arising out of any process contract or collateral contract: and
2. Neither the Tenderer nor TTCAA shall have the right to make any breach of Contract, tort or
any other claims against the other with respect to the award of a contract, failure to award
contract or failure to honor a response to the RFP/Tender.
If overburdened children s homes and youth
development programmes cannot depend on the
Government to help their cause, how will they
Answer: With generous private donations and
the fund-raising efforts of charitable NGOs, such
as the Women in Action for the Needy and Des-
titute (Wand). At its 14th annual fund-raising
luncheon at the Hyatt Regency, Wrightson Road,
Port-of-Spain, last Friday, Wand presented the
Patna/River Estate/Diego Martin Police Youth
Club and the Couva Children s Home and Crisis
Nursery (CCHCN) with donations to help fill some
of their needs, specifically with the provision of
music and computer equipment.
Beverly John, chairman of the board of the chil-
dren s home, said an application requesting help
was submitted to the Government since 2008, but
to this day, after re-filing the forms in 2010, the
home has received nothing.
In an interview at the lavish luncheon, John
said with Wand s donation, the home now has
the necessary funds to cover the cost of musical
instruments for their youth development pro-
"We are very happy for it [donation]. This devel-
opment programme is something we have been
trying to do for the last three years," John said,
adding the Wand s angels were instrumental in
making the programme a reality.
The money will be used to purchase steelpans,
flutes, saxophones, guitars, trumpets and key-
John made the connection between music and
academics, and creating a sense of accomplishment
for the children.
"It also builds their sense of commitment to
something and their understanding of team work."
CCHCN is a home for disadvantaged and aban-
doned children that was incorporated since 1999.
John said the 20 children at the home were "just
thrilled" to train with the instruments and were
"very excited about music."
The other recipient was Duane O Connor, the
youth club leader with the youth club in Bagatelle,
who said Wand donated 125 flutes for each of the
group s members.
Ranging from ages five to 25, O Connor said
music was a tool that could be used to develop
minds and create a productive alternative to crime
He said Wand also helped furbish the group s
kitchen and outfitted its computer room.
He also commented on the lack of assistance
from the Government, saying the group typically
relied on "donations and barbecues."
John lauded the generosity of the public, espe-
cially Couva residents and corporate entities.
"People from the Couva environs bring grocery
items all the time. Whenever we put a need out
there, it is filled," John said.
Both recipients said they welcomed and appre-
ciated Wand s assistance.
Wand treated its 550 donors to lunch, as well
as song, Latin dance and a fashion show.
House of Jaipur models strutted along the black
catwalk, and one male model in particular managed
to elicit some excited whooping from various
cross-sections of the mostly female audience.
Of the handful of men there, a guest and an
employee at the hotel, Gregory Seepersad, said
over the years he always wanted to attend and
contribute to Wand s cause.
"It s the first time I have been able to attend
as a guest. I believe in their work and it s great
to see where their funds go. It s a wonderful thing
and they are really making a difference."
Public relations officer for Wand, Gloria Nelson
said the turn-out was the best it had ever been.
"There was not a spare seat," she said during
the fashion show, as she too cheered along with
the rest of the women.
When asked about the success of the luncheon,
Nelson said: "Their contributions helped so many
people." (See Pages B42 and B43)
Wand donates musical
instruments to youth
Hulsie Bhaggan, left, and Laila Valere were among guests at Wand's fund-raising
Christmas Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency in Port-of-Spain last Friday.
PHOTO: ANDRE ALEXANDER
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