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The Government Human Resource Services Company Limited (GHRS) invites Tenders for the following:
1. Tender documents can be obtained between the hours of 8.30 a.m to 12 noon and 1.00 p.m to 3.00 p.m from the
Company's Legal Department, 16 Mulchan Seuchan Road, Chaguanas upon payment of the non refundable fee of
TT$500.00, payable by cash or certified cheque to GHRS. Interested vendors not presently registered as a supplier
with GHRS, shall be required to register at an additional cost of TT$100.00.
2. Tenders are to remain valid for a period of ninety (90) days from the closing date of the tender and must be
accompanied by the following:
(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 of the tender;
(ii) Valid Certificate of Compliance issued in accordance with the National Insurance Act;
(iii) Certificate of Registration/Incorporation/Continuance (as applicable);
(iv) GHRS' receipt for purchase of Tender documents;
(v) The Form of Tender;
(vi) The Pricing Summary Sheet; and
(vii) Reference Form
3. The original and three (3) copies of the tender must be submitted ion sealed envelopes and addressed to:
and clearly marked on the outside:
4. Envelopes must be deposited in the White Tenders Box located in the lobby of the GHRS office not later than
5. Tenders will be opened shortly thereafter. The Vendor or his representative may be present at the opening.
6. Late tenders
be considered under any circumstance.
7. GHRS does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other tender.
8. GHRS reserves the right to cancel the bidding process in its entirety or even partially, without defraying any cost
incurred by any firm in submitting their tender.
The Los Angeles Times was the first newspaper
to publish a story about an earthquake on Monday
---thanks to a robot writer.
Journalist and programmer Ken Schwencke created
an algorithm that automatically generates a short
article when an earthquake occurs.
Mr Schwencke told Slate magazine that it took
around three minutes for the story to appear online.
increasingly being used in
The LA Times is a pio-
neer in the technology
which draws on trusted
sources---such as the US
places data into a pre-writ-
As well as the earthquake
report, it also uses another
algorithm to generate sto-
ries about crime in the city
---with human editors deciding which ones need
Other news organisations have experimented with
algorithm-based reporting methods in other areas,
The generated story does not replace the journalist,
Mr Schwencke argued, but instead allows available
data to be quickly gathered and disseminated.
"It s supplemental," he told the magazine.
"It saves people a lot of time, and for certain types
of stories, it gets the information out there in usually
about as good a way as anybody else would.
"The way I see it is, it doesn t eliminate anybody s
job as much as it makes everybody s job more inter-
LA Times breaking
The LA Times posted its earthquake story within
three minutes, journalist Ken Schwencke said.
This is the article generated by the LA Times
A shallow magnitude 4.7 earthquake was
reported Monday morning five miles from
Westwood, California, according to the US
Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6.25
am Pacific time at a depth of 5.0 miles.
According to the USGS, the epicenter was six
miles from Beverly Hills, California, seven miles
from Universal City, California, seven miles from
Santa Monica, California and 348 miles from
Sacramento, California. In the past ten days,
there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0
and greater centered nearby.
This information comes from the USGS
Earthquake Notification Service and this post
was created by an algorithm written by the
story does not
available data to
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