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CENTRAL TENDERS BOARD
TENDER FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKS FOR THE CHAGUANAS BOROUGH CORPORATION,
MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Tenders are invited for Construction of Box Drains and
Culverts for the Chaguanas Borough Corporation, Ministry
of Local Government for the following three (3) areas:-
Project 1 - Goodwill and Walcott Street Box Drain
Project 2 - McCarthy Street Box Drain and Box Culvert
Project 3 - Phyllis Lane Extension and Constructive
Avenue Box Drain and Box Culverts
Tenderers are advised that contacts will be awarded for
one (1) project or combination of projects.
Tender documents can be collected during normal work-
ing hours at the Central Tenders Board's Office, 116
Frederick Street, Port of Spain. Telephone No. 625-3565
Fax No. 625-1809.
Tenderers are required to pay a tender deposit of one
thousand ($1000.00) payable by cash or certified cheque to
the Director of Contracts, Central Tenders Board. This
deposit will be received from Monday to Friday between the
hours of 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon and 1.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.
The original receipt must be attached to the tender.
Any further technical information may be obtained during
normal working hours from Mr. Ranjit Persad, County
Superintendent, Chaguanas Borough Corporation, Ministry of
Local Government at Telephone number: 671-1174 Ext, 229.
A pre-tender meeting followed by site visits will be held
for prospective tenderers at 9.00 a.m. on Friday 21st,
March, 2014, at the Chaguanas Borough Corporation
Office, 19-21 Cumberbatch Street, Chaguanas.
Tenders must be accompanied by valid:-
(i) 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 of the tender.
(ii) A Valid Certificate of Compliance issued in
accordance with the National Insurance Act.
The original and two (2) copies of the Tender should be
placed in sealed envelopes clearly marked on the outside:-
TENDER FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKS FOR THE
CHAGUANAS BOROUGH CORPORATION,
MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
Envelopes must be addressed to the Chairman, Central
Tenders Board, 116 Frederick Street, Port of Spain. Tenders
must be deposited in the BROWN Tenders Box located in the
lobby of the Board's Office no later than 1:00 pm on
Thursday 3rd, April, 2014.
Tenders will be opened shortly thereafter. The tenderer
or his authorized representative may be present at the open-
Tenderers are asked to note that the dimensions of the
SLOT in the Tenders Box are 37.5 cm x 5.5 cm and, as
such, tenders should be packaged accordingly.
Late tenders will not be considered in any
T he Board does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any
The Central Tenders Board reserves the right to cancel the
bidding process in its entirely or even partially, without
defraying any cost incurred by any firm in submitting their
Prospective tenderers are advised that they can visit web-
site http://www.finance.gov.tt for all published Tender
Central Tenders Board
March 11, 2014.
Phagwa celebrations kicked off in Tobago last
Saturday when the Tobago Sai Centre staged its
second annual Phagwa celebrations on the corner
of the Store Bay Local Road.
Sai Centre spokesman Juanita Gopie, who is a pri-
mary schoolteacher in Scarborough, said she felt it
was very important to expose Tobagonians, especially
young ones, on all aspects of T&T s rich culture.
Gopie said most Tobagonians are not familiar with
aspects of local Indian culture with the exception of
certain foods. Her objective is to educate, bridge any
cultural gaps and remove any misconceptions.
Celebrations started after 3 pm with chowtal
singing, tassa and Indian dancing. Phagwa players
used coloured powder instead of abeer. Some tourists
even stopped their vehicles and participated in the
Phagwa will be celebrated in Trinidad this weekend.
Phagwa or Holi as it is sometimes called, is the
Hindu Spring festival that is celebrated with the
spraying of a coloured liquid called abeer and smearing
coloured powder called gulal, on the faces and bodies
of those participating.
East Indian labourers who arrived in Trinidad in
1845 brought Phagwa and other elements of their
culture but Phagwa took even longer to reach Tobago.
Formalised celebrations were introduced in Tobago
in the early 2000s by organisations like the Bon
Accord Hindu Cultural Organisation, The Tobago
Sai Centre and the Tobago Hindu Society.
Phagwa has no fixed date but usually takes place
during March or April.
The roots of Phagwa lie in Hindu mythology that
tells of Prahalad, son of the evil King Hiranyakashipu.
The king wanted desperately to destroy the youth
because he refused to worship the king and instead
Tobago Sai Centre celebrates
This young man gets smeared with coloured paint during Tobago's Phagwa celebrations.
PHOTOS: VINDRA GOPAUL
Chowtal singing started the Phagwa
celebrations held by the Sai Centre in
Tobago last Saturday.
Even tourists got into the act at Phagwa.
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