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The Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (the Authority) invites sealed Bids from suitably qualified companies/firms who are
registered in Trinidad and Tobago for the
"CLEANING AND PRESSURE WASHING OF VARIOUS AREAS AT THE PIARCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT"
Tender Documents may be perused at the Information Resource Centre, Administration Centre, South Terminal, Piarco
International Airport. Golden Grove Road, Piarco but can only be taken away upon payment of a non refundable Tender Fee of five
hundred Dollars (TT$500.00). Documents will be available from Wednesday 18th March 2015. A copy of this receipt
must be submitted with the Bid.
Prospective Tenderers are required to attend a mandatory prebid meeting and site visit to acquaint themselves with conditions
which may influence their Tender. The Pre-Bid Meeting and Site Visit is scheduled for Monday 23rd March 2015 at 10:00
a.m. at the Conference Room, North Terminal Building, Piarco International Airport.
Tenderers must submit one (1) original andthree (3) copies of the Tender in sealed envelopes labeled
"Cleaning and pressure washing of various areas at the Piarco International Airport"
and addressed to
The envelopes must be deposited in the Tender Box located in the Lobby of the Airports Administration Centre no later than
2:00 p.m. on Tuesday 7th April 2015.
The Tenders will be opened publicly shortly thereafter at 2:30 p.m. Tenderers or representatives may be present at the opening.
Late Tenders will not be considered in any circumstances. Tenders submitted by means of facsimile or email shall not be considered.
The Authority will not defray any cost incurred by Tenderers during the preparation and/or submission of their Bids.
Failure to attend the mandatory pre bid meeting and site visit will result in disqualification of the tender.
The Authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other Tender.
Secretary -- Tenders Committee
Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
Golden Grove Road
CLEANING AND PRESSURE WASHING
OF VARIOUS AREAS
AT THE PIARCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Do you get the impression that West
Indies are sleepwalking in New Zealand
and Australia, or just on one big extend-
ed holiday, complete with carnival-like
They were embarrassingly out-
thought, especially by India s faster
bowlers and captain, and would have had
to dig much deeper, to upset and beat
the defending champions.
India always seemed to be cruising,
despite mid-innings nerves, while WI
stuttered terribly, their decision-making
diabolically poor. Yet, at times in that
crucial game, WI were actually ahead.
How in the world could WI lose a rel-
atively low scoring game by just four
wickets, mind you, with more than ten
overs still left to be bowled, after India
were 134-6 at 29.3 overs, looking for 183?
Indian captain Mahenra Singh Dhoni, right, is congratulated by West
Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin after their four wicket win in their
Cricket World Cup Pool B match in Perth, Australia, Friday. AP PHOTO
West Indies must
At that stage, only captain Mahendra
Singh Dhoni could have prevented a WI
victory. He did!
Worse, how did front-line bowlers
Jason Holder, Jerome Taylor and Kemar
Roach still have, between them, seven
overs left, while ordinary part-timers
Dwayne Smith and Marlon Samuels,
eight overs together, were bowling at
WI should have used the better
bowlers and gone for broke!
None of those make sense, just rank
idiotic planning. WI must be in another
One-Day cricket moves quickly, so
like flying airplanes, pre-planning, while
good, is not set in stone and must be
flexible, ready to change direction at a
moment s notice.
Captain Holder is not fully to blame.
Chris Gayle, Denesh Ramdin and Darren
Sammy, senior players and captains all,
should take some blame and ought to
have helped Holder more.
What about WI s think-tank in the
dressing room? Where exactly were for-
mer WI captains Clive Lloyd and Sir
Richie Richardson, one of WI s best
bowlers ever, Sir Curtly Ambrose, and
interim batting coach, Stuart Williams,
all with substantial experiences, in this
WI needed to bowl India out, so any
helpful message from the dressing room
would have helped.
While India would want to keep con-
tinuously winning, for nothing brings
confidence like ongoing success, their
batting has still not fully hit its straps.
Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan and
Virat Kohli have been excellent, living
up to expectations but Rohit Sharma,
who bats like VVS Laxman and Dhoni,
have struggled for runs. Last Friday s
innings was Dhoni s best effort so far.
Yet India is ahead due mainly to its
bowlers, who decimated Pakistan,
destroyed South Africa, before similarly
slicing and dicing WI.
With that loss, WI s last preliminary
game versus United Arab Emirates
(UAE), is tremendously important and
has deathly serious mathematical con-
notations, if WI are to make quarter-
If WI slip up against UAE, depending
on results for the other two teams
involved, Pakistan and Ireland, WI could
be tied, points-wise with them or worse,
out of the competition altogether,
depending on the two best net run rates.
I actually suggested on ESPNcricinfo
that Dwayne Smith should have been
dropped against India, replaced by
Kemar Roach, with Marlon Samuels,
my choice, or Lendl Simmons, to open
WI s innings, keeping Sulieman Benn
in the final XI. Yet they kept Smith in!
Even that more bouncy pitch at Perth
could not have been seen as being in
WI s favour as was so often the case in
distant olden days including, ironically,
Sir Curtly s past exploits since India has
consistently better at least at this year s
ICC Cricket World Cup, new ball
bowlers than WI.
When WI were 35-4, over No 9,
Dhoni unbelievably took his team s feet
from WI s throats, allowing WI an
unnecessary breather or WI could well
have made less than 100, especially if
India had taken its catches too. In the
end, it really did not matter much.
India s fast bowling attack has been
brilliant, probably underrated too by
the world s batsmen.
Mohammed Shami has led with pace,
bounce and wickets, even before that
game with WI. He looks so smooth and
purposeful trundling through the bowl-
Mohit Sharma and Umesh Yadav
have been similarly frugal and produc-
But India s chief executioner and
not-so-secret weapon has been off-
spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, that
perfect foil for India s fast bowlers, all
of whom have improved much this last
WI s biggest concern continues to
be its bowling, fast or slow, both sets
leaking runs like heavy Caribbean rain.
Before playing India, Taylor, WI s
premier fast bowler, had only nine wick-
ets in four games, each costing 21 runs
per wicket and an atrocious RPO (run
per over) average---economy rate---of
5.6. He was marginally better against
All-rounder Andre Russell, as a
bowler, runs more cold than hot, his
standard bowling efforts indicating that
he has been fooled by someone into
believing that he is quicker than he
really is, always delivering way too short
of length for his pace, proving expensive.
Benn, WI s No 1 spinner, was erro-
neously left out versus India, probably
because of doubts about his bad back
but it must say something overwhelm-
ingly negative about Nikita Miller s skill,
that an infirmed, similarly-styled bowler
can keep a fit Miller out. What a useless
WI now has to hope that they do
not also cave in against UAE. Con-
versely, India looks extremely well
equipped to continue its 100 per cent
winning record. Enjoy!
COLIN EH CROFT
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