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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, November 19, 2013
CENTRAL TENDERS BOARD
Tender for the Supply and Delivery of Texts and Materials for the Implementation of
the Revised Primary School Curriculum in Five Hundred and Eighty-Nine (589)
Primary Schools for the Ministry of Education IDB Loan #2138/OC-TT
Tenders are invited for the supply and delivery of Texts and Materials for the Implementation of the
Revised Primary School Curriculum in Five Hundred and Eight-Nine (589) Primary Schools for the
Ministry of Education.
Tender documents can be obtained during normal working hours at the Central Tenders Board's
Office, 116 Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain at Telephone Number (868) 625-4330. Any further
technical information can be obtained during normal working hours from Mr John Roopchand,
Director, Curriculum Division, Rudranath Capildeo Learning Resource Centre (RCLRC),
Southern Main, Mc Bean, Couva. Telephone Number: 636-1057 or 636-1069/1070 ext. 3 or
628-5262. Facsimile Number: 636-9296; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A pre-tender meeting will be held for prospective tenderers at 10:00 a.m. on Friday 29th
November, 2013 at the Rudranath Capildeo Learning Resource Centre (RCLRC), Southern
Main, Mc Bean, Couva.
Tenders must be accompanied by the following where applicable:
(I) Valid Income Tax and Value Added Tax Clearance Certificates issued by the Board of
Inland Revenue and dated not more than six (6) months prior to the closing date for
submission of tenders;
(ii) A valid Certificate of Compliance issued in accordance with the National Insurance Act.
The original and five (5) copies of the tender must be deposited in the BROWN Tenders Box, located
in the lobby of the Board's Office not later than 1.00 p.m on Thursday December 19, 2013.
Envelopes must be addressed to the Chairman, Central Tenders Board, 116 Frederick Street,
Port-of-Spain and clearly marked on the outside:-
"Tenders for the Supply and Delivery of Texts and Materials for the Implementation of the
Revised Primary School Curriculum in Five Hundred and Eight-Nine (589) Primary Schools
form the Ministry of Education IDB Loan #2138/OC-TT"
Tenderers should note that the dimensions of the slot of the Tenders Box are 37.5 cm x 5.5 cm and
as such, tenders should be packaged accordingly.
Tenders will be opened shortly thereafter. The tenderer or an authorized representative may be
present at the opening.
Late tenders will not 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 even
partially, without defraying any cost incurred by any firm in submitting their tender.
Prospective tenderers are advised that they can visit website http://www.finance.gov.tt for all
published Tender Notices.
Mrs Jenepha Khan
Central Tenders Board
November 14, 2013
A US pastor who could be defrocked for officiating
at his son s same-sex wedding pleaded not guilty
at a church trial yesterday to charges he broke his
The Rev Frank Schaefer, 51, could face punishment
ranging from a reprimand to suspension to losing
his minister s credentials if a jury comprised of fellow
Methodist clergy convicts him of breaking his pastoral
vows by presiding over the 2007 ceremony in Mas-
sachusetts. Schaefer s supporters argue that church
teaching on homosexuality is outmoded.
The church s attorney, the Rev Christopher Fisher,
told the 13-member jury in his opening statement
that Schaefer clearly violated the Methodist Book of
Discipline by presiding over the 2007 ceremony in
Schaefer s attorney, the Rev Robert Coombe, told
the jury that Schaefer simply extended God s love to
his son, Tim Schaefer.
Schaefer could have avoided a trial if he had agreed
to never again perform a same-gender wedding, but
he declined because three of his four children are
Tim Schaefer, 29, will testify on his father s behalf.
Several dozen of Schaefer s supporters held signs
and sang hymns outside the gymnasium of a
Methodist retreat camp, where the trial is taking
place in Spring City, Pennsylvania.
The nation s largest mainline Protestant denom-
ination accepts gay and lesbian members, but it
rejects the practice of homosexuality as "incompatible
with Christian teaching."
The issue has split the church. Hundreds of
Methodist ministers have publicly rejected church
doctrine on homosexuality, and some of them face
discipline for presiding over same-sex unions.
Critics say those pastors are sowing division within
the church and ignoring the church s democratic
decision-making process. Indeed, the denomination s
top legislative body, the 1,000-member General Con-
ference, reaffirmed the church s 40-year-old policy
on gays at its last worldwide meeting in 2012.
A Methodist trial resembles a secular trial in many
ways, with counsel representing each side, a judge
and jury, opening statements and closing arguments,
and testimony and evidence.
Schaefer can appeal a conviction, but neither the
church nor the person who brought the charge may
appeal an acquittal. (AP)
Church trial over
Rev Frank Schaefer, right,
and his son Tim at a press
conference earlier this
year. Schaefer has been
charged under United
Methodist law with
officiating Tim's same-sex
marriage. AP PHOTO
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