Universities from the United States, Canada and the Caribbean are ready to assist the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) and the University of Guyana in delivering better teacher education.
Four such entities yesterday made submissions to the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board to provide consultancy services to develop an evaluation instrument for teachers and lecturers attending CPCE and UG.
Funded in collaboration with the World Bank under this country’s ‘Guyana Improving Teacher Education Project (GITEP) the consultancy will also see technical assistance given during phase two of the evaluation process for the prospective teachers. Submissions were received from the University of the West Indies’ School of Education, Mount Saint Vincent University of Canada, College of Education of the Will Patterson University in the United States and New Century New Compact of Canada. US$5.12M is the cost of the overall project.
When tenders were opened there was also a lone bid for the installation of Highway Lighting although the highway was not specified.
These bids were divided into four lots with the procuring entity being the Ministry of Public Works. While there was also a procurement notice for the supply of traffic signs no one submitted a tender.
Upgrading of the ground floor of the sanitary block of the maternity building had one bid from Aura engineering company at $3,719,100 while the Engineer’s Estimate was $2,751,850.
There was also a bid for the supply and installation of GPHC’s water purification system submitted by Total solutions at $28.8M.