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Trinidad & Tobago National Petroleum Marketing Company Limited invites suitably qualified
contractors to submit proposals for the Supply of Physical Security Services and Cash-in-Transit
services at NP's Main Facilities and Service Stations.
Request for Proposals
RESERVATIONS / LIMITATIONS - Trinidad & Tobago
National Petroleum Marketing Company Limited
reserves the right to accept or reject any or all
proposals or annul the process at any time or cancel
any or all of the works and services for which the
Request for Proposals is issued in its entirety or
partially without defraying any costs incurred by the
proponent in its participation in any part of the process
including but not limited to the preparation and
submission of proposals.
THE SUPPLY OF PHYSICAL SECURITY SERVICES AND CASH-IN-TRANSIT
SERVICES AT NP'S MAIN FACILITIES AND SERVICE STATIONS
The supply of armed/unarmed/K9 security officers at NP's Main Facility and Warehouses including the
NPMC Outposts and the supply of Cash-in-Transit Services for NPMC Service Stations including
NPMC Main Facility, Sea Lots, Port of Spain.
COLLECTION OF PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS
Contractors wishing to respond may obtain the proposal documents from Monday 7th July, 2014 to
Friday 18th July, 2014 after the payment of a non-refundable fee of TT$1000.00 by cash, certified
cheque or LINX to the cashier at NP House, National Drive, Sea Lots, Port of Spain between the hours
7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Proposal documents may be collected upon presentation of the receipt at the:
Contracts Administration Department
Trinidad & Tobago National Petroleum Marketing Company Limited
NP House, National Drive, Sea Lots, Port of Spain,
SUBMISSION AND CLOSING DATE
The original and a copy of each proposal shall be submitted in a plain brown envelope clearly marked:
"THE SUPPLY OF PHYSICAL SECURITY SERVICES AND CASH-IN-TRANSIT SERVICES AT NP'S MAIN
FACILITIES AND SERVICE STATIONS"
and addressed to:
The Secretary Tenders Committee
NP House, National Drive
Sea Lots, Port of Spain
and deposited in the White Tenders Box, located in the Phase III Lobby at the above address no later
than 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday 30th July, 2014.
Proposals must be accompanied, where applicable, by:
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. Valid Certificate of Compliance issued in accordance with the National Insurance Act
iii. A copy of your receipt for the payment of TT$1,000.00 for the bid documents
A public opening will be held immediately after the tender closes, at NP House, National Drive, Sea
Lots, Port of Spain. All proponents are invited to attend.
Proposals received after the closing date will not be considered.
DIARY OF A MOTHERING WORKER
Why pursue what many consider a lost cause?
Battles that seem like they are no longer or never
were worthwhile, ones you can expect to be opposed
by the majority or by Goliaths around you, ones
about which too few seem to care.
Should you simply abandon struggles you are
unlikely to win, and re-strategise for the ones ahead?
What about when your vision seems unpopular and
justice appears impossible? Does it still matter if it s
considered only a minority issue?
Being a part of Caribbean feminist efforts to advance
women s political leadership or end violence or secure
the right to safe and legal abortion, I often encounter
women and men who think that feminism has no
value because gender inequality is natural, normal
and inevitable. Then there are others who, ironically,
think feminism is now outdated and worthless because
women have all they should already.
Some just think the work needed is too hard and
But you don t pursue a principle because it s popular
or easy. You don t give in because pervasive but inac-
curate stereotypes misread what is possible and still
You stay and fight for
change, however large
or small, whether
opposed by the majority
or the dominant,
because your analysis
of rights means you
know the world cannot
stay as it is, that wrongs
should not occur with
impunity and dishon-
esty, that inequalities
reflect on our own
I seem to support a
whole spectrum of sup-
posedly lost causes.
They razed the man-
grove for MovieTowne
anyway. The women s
and got a Cabinet with
only ten per cent of
Both parties shelved
the draft national gen-
der policy anyway. Both
agreed to extend the criminalisation of same-sex
encounters between minors from ten to 15 years to
life imprisonment anyway. The Partnership is going
ahead building the Debe to Mon Desir extension of
the highway anyway.
So much for approaches that won t sacrifice the
environment for the economy. So much for equality,
even when the PM had enough mandate to set history.
So much for government that deals with the problems
of boys and men on the basis of policy. So much for
ending legalised discrimination justified by nothing
other than hypocrisy regarding sexuality. So much
for transparent and accountable infrastructural devel-
So, why stay?
Our society comes from enslaved and indentured
workers who ended globally oppressive systems with
nothing but endless resistance. Despite every setback.
I wouldn t have any rights if, all over the world,
women and men who experienced defeats didn t
dust off and press on, giving me legislation I couldn t
live without today.
I ve learned from social movements on everything
from workers rights to the wildlife protection to
abortion that, even if it takes decades, public opinion
can be changed. And I m clear that when we walk
away, gains don t just stand still, they are systematically
Dreams are worth defending
Benefit from those who came
before without giving similarly to
those still to come? Not me. No
Seemingly lost causes carry the
damage from larger, longer battles
for emancipation or responsible
government or sustainability.
Democracy isn t only about
majority rule, it s about the power
of the majority to protect against
unfair persecution of minorities.
And you will be surprised to see
who can be inspired to care, just
through connection or emotion or
You might see a lost cause. I see
a handful of people defending our
dreams until others, who have the
right numbers at the right time,
lovingly, thoughtfully and mightily
make those dreams come true. I m
here, however I can be, until they
Being a part of
efforts to advance
leadership or end
violence or secure
the right to safe
and legal abortion,
I often encounter
women and men
who think that
feminism has no
is natural, normal
Then there are
feminism is now
women have all
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