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Public Transport Service Corporation
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
AUTOMATED BUS WASH SYSTEM
The Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) is seeking Proposals from
suitably qualified Manufacturers of Automated Bus Wash Systems.
Packages may, on payment of a non-refundable fee of $1,000.00 be
collected during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from the Office of the
Corporate Secretary located at our Head Office at Railway Buildings, South
Quay, Port of Spain.
Proposals must be accompanied by 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 stipulated closing date.
Proposals must be enclosed in a sealed envelope and addressed to the
Corporate Secretary, Public Transport Service Corporation, Railway Building,
South Quay, Port of Spain and labelled "REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR
AUTOMATED BUS WASH SYSTEM" and deposited into the labelled tender
box so provided on the Ground Floor of PTSC's Head Office, Railway
Buildings, # 60 South Quay, Port of Spain.
The deadline for submitting sealed proposals is 3:00 P.M. on SEPTEMBER
15TH 2004. Proposals submitted after the deadline specified will not be
accepted and will be returned unopened.
The PTSC does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any proposal.
Office of the Corporate Secretary
It has been a
while since I have
published an article
for my column and
now that I am back,
I sit here looking
for inspiration on something to write. Something
relevant and pertinent to the local environment.
I struggle to find it as a part of me wonders,
"What is the point anymore? Does anyone really
care? Is anyone really listening?"
Project after project, millions of dollars have
been spent on failed ventures in Trinidad and
Tobago and no real consequence or accountability
shown for it.
The new budget proposes a 30 per cent reduction
for sport and although this is not a good thing,
can anyone really blame a decision like that? We
have Tarouba, a grossly overpriced flag and Life
Sport to show for the billions that were spent
between these projects and how much benefit has
any of them brought in return? Worse yet, has
there been any justice to the people? I am no politi-
cian so I won t pretend to understand or be even
interested in the political games of this land but
it certainly appears that malfeasance has become
the order of the day.
"You can bring the horse to the water, but you
cannot make it drink it." Could that saying be any
more pertinent to the local sports industry.
On social media I still read some folks belief
that there remains a lack of understanding or aware-
ness that sport has become more than a hobby
now but a real business entity, perfectly capable
of sustaining itself while positively impacting the
country and the lives of its citizens.
However, technology has long advanced beyond
the feasibility of that excuse, breaking down the
barriers of communication that may have crippled
us some 30 years ago. Ignorance is certainly no
longer a valid excuse. It is the strength of character
that is lacking in many of our leaders that is the
There are people in this country with the knowl-
edge, experience and genuine desire to make a dif-
ference in the lives of young athletes but few get
the chance to make an impact. I have sat in on
several brain-storming sessions in various sports
disciplines that include martial arts, volleyball and
rugby as well as discussions to better provide general
athlete health care to national athletes and every
time I am disappointed to see nothing come out
of it. If we could have someone sit at the helm
with a genuine desire to positively impact on the
way athletes and sports are managed starting with
the basics, it can be proven that while the task is
not easy, nor without expense, it is possible to
create sustainable projects even in our small island
and produce better prepared, better equipped, more
I have heard it said by some of our icon athletes
that things are not necessarily worse than they
used to be... they just have not changed much. It
is very debatable that by this very fact that we can
be seen to have regressed. Despite being a country
blessed with so much natural and human resources,
we still cannot bring a programme together that
is athlete centred. Time and time again, foreign
coaches are brought in to audit various sports pro-
grammes and make recommendations and every
time the recommendations of these elite coaches
echo the sentiments of the local professionals. The
difference is, a bucket of money was spent to hear
it said from someone else. This repeating pattern
has become tiring.
I have been working in the sports industry since
Tarouba stadium...how much benefit has it brought to our sporting community?
Does anyone really
care about sport?
2007 and I am grateful for the opportunities I have
been afforded in that time but there is the need
to raise the bar. Given all the squandering displayed
over the last 15 years by government officials, I
now find it hard to believe that the right tools
cannot be afforded the relevant bodies to get what
they need to raise the standard. It is simply a
matter of prioritizing and recognising those worthy
of such responsibility.
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