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NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL HEALTHAUTHORITY
The North-Central Regional Health Authority has authorized tendering for the following:
TENDER NO. NAME OF TENDER
Supply, Installation, Commissioning,
Monday 28th April 2014 at 2:00 pm
Training and Maintenance of Items of Equipment
for the Coronary Care Unit (9 Beds) and Telemetry
Ward at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
Supply, Installation, Commissioning, Training and
Monday 28th April 2014 at 2:00 pm
Maintenance of Two (2) Endocrinology Analyzers,
One (1) Fully Automated Haematology Analyzer and Two
(2) Biochemistry Analyzer at the Diagnostic Laboratory Services,
Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
and now invites interested firms having representation and service facilities in Trinidad and Tobago to submit their proposals.
2. Tender Documents may be perused at Third Floor, Room 306, Building #39, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, and are available between the
hours of 8:00am -12:00pm and 1:00pm - 3:00pm, but may be taken away upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Three Hundred Dollars
(TT$300.00) by cash or certified cheque to the North-Central Regional Health Authority, payable at the cashier Building #2, Ground Floor, Eric
Williams Medical Sciences Complex for each of the Tenders indicated above. The receipt must be attached to the Tender upon submission.
3. All requests for information and /or clarification shall be addressed to:
The Chairman of the Tenders Committee
c/o Tenders Department
North Central Regional Health Authority
Third Floor, Room 306
Building 39, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
Uriah Butler Highway, Champs Fleurs
Tel: (868) 645-2640 ext: 5077
Fax: (868) 645-2640 ext. 5077
4. Tenderers are required to fully complete and return the Tender Form together with the Tender.
5. Tenders must remain valid for a period of at least one hundred and eighty (180) days (6 months) from the closing date of the Tender and must be
accompanied by the following:
• Valid Income Tax Certificate;
• Valid VAT Clearance Certificate;
• Valid NIS Certificate;
• Certificate of Incorporation/ Certificate of Continuance;
• 2% Bid Security in the form of a bank guarantee or a certified cheque;
• Tender Form;
• The Price Schedule which must include the Delivery Schedule;
• Documentary evidence that the Tenderer is eligible and is qualified to perform the Contract in accordance with the general conditions if its
Tender is accepted;
• Two (2) Recent References of Completed Similar Services;
• Qualification Questionnaire with all attachments;
• Tenderers must also provide a copy of NCRHA's Receipt for the procurement of Tender Document;
6. All alterations or erasures in the Tender must be initialled by the person submitting the Tender or in the case of a business entity, a duly authorised
7. The Bid Security of two percent (2%) of the value tendered shall be included with the Bid. Such Security shall be in the form of a bank guarantee or a
8. The ORIGINAL AND COPIES OF THE ENTIRE ORIGINAL TENDER SUBMISSION DOCUMENTS must be placed in sealed envelopes
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:
Tender -- indicate the Tender you are submitting as stated below
i. Supply, Installation, Commissioning, Training and Maintenance of Items of Equipment for the Coronary Care Unit (9 Beds) and Telemetry Ward
at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
ii. Supply, Installation, Commissioning, Training and Maintenance of Two (2) Endocrinology Analyzers, One (1) Fully Automated Haematology
Analyzer and Two(2) Biochemistry Analyzer at the Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
9. 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 28th
10. Tenderers will be required to sign a form indicating the date and time of deposit of the Tender before the deposit of the envelope in the Tender B ox.
Each of the tenders will be opened publicly at 2:15 pm on the date of the closing as stated above in a meeting room on the NCRHA's premises.
The Tenderer or his representative may choose to be present at the opening.
11. The Authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other Tender.
12. The successful Tenderer would be required to furnish a Performance Bond of not less than ten percent (10%) of the contract price within fourteen (14)
days of receiving the letter of award.
13. Late Tenders will not be considered.
14. Failure to comply with any of these instructions may result in the Tender not being considered.
15. The Authority reserves the right to cancel the present Tender in its entirety or partially, without defraying any cost incurred by any firm in submitting its Tender.
PRETORIA---The defense in Oscar Pistorius trial
will open its case today and may first put the dou-
ble-amputee Olympian accused of murder on the
Pistorius claims he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva
Steenkamp by mistake thinking she was an intruder
in his home. But because he has admitted to killing
her, legal experts say Pistorius needs to explain why
Some key parts of the defense's case:
Pistorius testimony: Pistorius testifying will be
crucial to his defense against the murder charge
because it allows the judge to determine his credibility.
There is no trial by jury in South Africa so Pistorius
has the chance to convince Judge Thokozile Masipa
and her two assessors that he did not intend to kill
his girlfriend, and is not guilty of murder.
However, Pistorius testifying opens him up to
cross-examination by prosecutor Gerrie Nel, who
will likely ask the world-famous athlete uncomfortable
questions about why he shot four times from close
range through a locked toilet door, hitting Steenkamp
in the hip, right arm and head, killing her. Prosecutors
say Pistorius argued with Steenkamp before he shot
her with his 9 mm pistol.
Screaming: One of the foundations of the pros-
ecution s case is that Steenkamp screamed before
and during the gunshots. The prosecution s first wit-
ness was a neighbour who testified to hearing a
woman screaming on the night Steenkamp died. Sev-
eral neighbours say they heard a woman s screams
that night, and a pathologist and police ballistics
expert say it s possible and likely.
Pistorius defense needs to cast doubt on the
screaming because it suggests the couple were fighting
and that Pistorius knew where Steenkamp was when
he shot her, contrasting his version of events.
The defense says that Pistorius was the only person
to scream, sometimes in a high-pitched voice, and
will use noise tests to show neighbours are mistaken
about a woman s voice.
The door marks: Defense experts say police forensic
investigators missed two marks on the toilet door
through which Pistorius fired the fatal shots. Defense
says one is a mark from one of Pistorius prosthetic
legs and the other is from a cricket bat. Although
those marks may not deal directly with the killing,
defense lawyers will use them to attempt to show
that Pistorius story is true that he tried to kick down
the locked door with his prosthetics and then battered
it with the bat to try to help Steenkamp. Through
it, the defense will argue that Pistorius entire story
is consistent and truthful.
Character questions: At the start of the trial, the
defense objected to part of the prosecution s evidence
against Pistorius on the grounds that it was character
assassination. The evidence in question largely related
to the two firearm charges Pistorius also faces for
shooting guns in public. If the defense can show Pis-
torius was not at fault for the two incidents --- and
he has pleaded not guilty to both --- then maybe it
can start breaking down some of the prosecution s
damaging suggestions that Pistorius was angry and
The unexplained: The defense may discuss so far
unexplained pieces of evidence introduced by the
prosecution. Prosecutors have shown through crime
scene photographs that there was damage to Pistorius
bedroom door, to bathroom tiles and to a metal panel
in the bathroom where Steenkamp was shot, inferring
that there was a fight and that is why he killed her.
Also, the pathologist who performed the autopsy
on Steenkamp s body says she ate no more than two
hours before she died, so not before 1 am Pistorius
story is that they were both in the bedroom and
ready for bed at 10 pm and does not match the
pathologist s finding. Pistorius may have to explain
those things in his testimony and his defense may
have to offer alternative explanations. (AP)
Key parts of
PISTORIUS MURDER TRIAL
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