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NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL HEALTHAUTHORITY
1. The North-Central Regional Health Authority has authorized tendering for the following:
Name of Tender
Site Visit Date
Closing Date Opening Date Non Refundable
21 - 05/2014 Request for Proposal for Tuesday 15th July Monday 4th Monday 4th TT$300.00
the Supply, Installation
2014 at 10:00am August 2014 August 2014
and Commissioning of
at 2:00 pm
at 2:15 pm
Medical Gas System
All other information
inclusive of Electrical
is included in the
Wiring for Medical Wards, Tender Document
Third Floor Building 18
and 20, 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 payable by cash or certified cheque to the North-Central Regional Health Authority, at the cashier
Building #39, Second Floor, North-Central Regional Health Authority. The receipt must be attached to the Tender upon
3. Bid Documents would NOT be available after 9:30am on the date of the official site visit.
4. 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
5. Tenderers are required to fully complete and return the Tender Form together with the Tender.
6. 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 mandatory documents:
Valid Income Tax Certificate;
Valid VAT Clearance Certificate;
Valid NIB Clearance Certificate;
Certificate of Incorporation/ Certificate of Continuance;
2% Bid Security in the form of a bank guarantee or a certified/manger's cheque from a Bank; (Bid Securities
from any other Financial Institutions will NOT be considered).
Tenderers ought to include the following:
The NCRHA 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;
Audited and Certified Financial Statements for the past three years;
Qualification Questionnaire with all attachments;
Tenderers must also provide a copy of NCRHA's Receipt for the procurement of Tender Document;
7. 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 officer thereof.
8. The Bid Security of two percent (2%) of the value tendered (VAT Inclusive) shall be included with the Bid. Such Security
shall be in the form of a bank guarantee or a certified cheque. (Bid Securities from any other Financial Institutions will
NOT be considered).
9. The ORIGINAL AND COPIES OF THE ENTIRE ORIGINAL TENDER SUBMISSION DOCUMENTS must be placed in sealed
envelopes addressed to:
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:
Request for Proposal for the Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Medical Gas System inclusive of Electrical
Wiring for Medical Wards, Third Floor Building 18 and 20,
Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
10. The envelope must be deposited in the Tender Box at the Tenders Department, at the above address no later than
2:00 pm on Monday 4th August 2014. 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 Box.
11. Tenders will be opened publicly at 2:15 pm on the same day in a meeting room on the NCRHA's premises. The Tenderer
or his representative may choose to be present at the opening.
12. The Authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other Tender.
13. 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.
14. Late Tenders will not be considered.
15. Failure to comply with any of these instructions may result in the Tender not being considered.
16. 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.
2. You don't ask for them
The most successful people in life are the ones
who aren t afraid to ask for what they want.
There is no "beneficent" angel looking down upon
each one of us, waiting for that one moment to
reward us. Instead, hard work and willingness to
express ourselves at the appropriate time can open
the doors that seemed closed.
But be careful: coming across as "entitled" will
dampen your referral prospects. There is a fine line
between assertively stepping up and being obnoxiously
egotistical... make sure you understand it and don t
cross that threshold!
3. You don't have a skill or culture fit
Sometimes, in the throes of despair, job seekers
start floundering and begin using the shotgun
approach. They do this in hopes of hitting something
or anything if they stretch their field wide enough.
This never works.
Remember, whoever might be referring you is actu-
ally putting their credibility on the line by making
that referral... and if you don t deliver on the goods
(i.e. the necessary job qualifications and culture fit),
that has a negative impact on their reputation.
So, have the honest conversation with yourself as
to whether you are actually qualified for the job and
feel that you would be the right fit before asking
someone to go to bat for you.
4. You came out of left field
Every relationship has a beginning, and as the old
adage goes, "There s only one opportunity to make
a first impression."
There s obviously always that awkward moment
when you make contact with someone that you do
not know, where you need to establish credibility
and build a connection.
This means there is a "honeymoon" period to the
relationship where trust and rapport are being cul-
tivated. Jumping into motion too soon with a referral
request will send the wrong message that you are
a "user" only bent on accessing this person s ability
to refer for your own gain.
If you came out of left field and are new to this
person of influence, take the time to become a known
quantity in their network before asking for help.
5. You are all bark and no bite
Another huge obstacle to referrals is when a person
ends up being able to talk a good game but doesn t
show up on game day.
Your reputation is your employment currency;
treat it that way. Safeguard your reputation and make
sure you can produce the goods.
Be careful about promising what you can t deliver
and "over blowing" your credentials.
Anyone who refers you only to find out that you
aren t QUITE what you say you are will feel burned.
And, like elephants, they won t forget.
Keep these points in mind when asking for referrals,
and consciously and proactively groom your
networks for future opportunities!
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