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Invitation to Tender
The International Airport Development Company Limited (IADC) is seeking Proposals for the fol-
lowing concession at the Argyle International Airport, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Electronic Access Control/Keyless Entry System
The International Airport Development Company Ltd. (IADC) is hereby inviting sealed proposals
from qualified firms with demonstrable experience to act as the exclusive official provider of the
Electronic Access Control/Keyless Entry System for the terminal building at the Argyle International
Proposal documents can be obtained at the Office of the IADC upon payment of a Proposal Fee
of Five hundred and Forty Eastern Caribbean Dollars (EC$540.00) or Two Hundred United States
dollars (US$200.00) by cashier's cheque made payable to the International Airport Development
Company Ltd. A copy of the receipt must be submitted with the Proposal.
Proposers are advised that a mandatory Pre--Proposal Conference and site visit are scheduled for
Proposers on Friday 27th March, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Boardroom, IADC Office, Argyle
International Airport, St. Vincent. This meeting and site visit would allow Proposers to acquaint
themselves with the terminal building and to get background information on the Argyle Airport proj-
ect. Proposers are responsible for making their own arrangements to attend this meeting and site
Proposers should submit one (1) original and five (5) copies of the Proposal enclosed in plain
sealed envelope/s and labeled:
"Proposal for Electronic Access Control/Keyless Entry System"
Proposals must be addressed to: Chief Executive Officer
International Airport Development Company Ltd.
Argyle International Airport
P. O. Box 2817
St. Vincent, West Indies.
The Proposals will be opened publicly on the 8th May, 2015, at 3:15 p.m. Proposers or their rep-
resentatives may be present at the opening.
IADC does not bind itself to accept the highest or any other Proposal and also reserves the right
to cancel this Request for Proposals. IADC will not be responsible for defraying any cost incurred
by any Proposer during the preparation and/or submission of their Proposal.
Proposals must be delivered to the Receptionist at the IADC's Office, Argyle, St. Vincent, no later
than 3:00 pm on 8th May, 2015. Persons may contact our office at telephone number (784) 458
0333 or email: email@example.com.
Chief Executive Officer
International Airport Development Company Ltd.
Sierra Leone s vice president, Samuel Sam-
Sumana, has requested asylum at the US
embassy in Freetown after soldiers surrounded
his home, following his expulsion from the
ruling All People s Congress (APC) party this
Sumana was expelled from President Ernest
Bai Koroma s APC party after an investigation
accused him of creating his own rival political
movement, leaving doubt over whether he could
continue as vice president.
"I have fled my
house and am
with my wife in a
place I cannot
to hear from the
whom I have
asked for asylum,"
A source at the
US embassy, who
did not wish to be
named, said that Sam-Sumana had entered
Government spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay,
who said he was travelling with Bai Koroma in
northern Sierra Leone, declined to comment.
In late February, Sam-Sumana said that he
was placing himself in a 21-day quarantine after
one of his bodyguards died of Ebola amid a
surge in new infections in the West African
country. (Al Jazeera)
An eagle with a small camera on its back has
flown from the top of the world s tallest building,
the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai.
Video from the imperial eagle, Darshan, was live-
streamed as it swooped 829.8 metres to its trainer
on the ground.
The organisers, Freedom Conservation, claim it is
the highest-ever recorded bird flight from a man-
made structure. The event was staged to highlight
the plight of the endangered bird of prey. Although
the camera weighed only 300g, that still equates to
10 per cent of the bird s weight.
Darshan has been trained by falconer Jacques-
Olivier Travers from a breeding facility in Thonon,
Sierra Leone vice
president seeks asylum
Eagle with camera flies
from Dubai skyscraper
France. After guiding the bird down he described the
flight "as perfect."
Freedom Conservation hope that the flight will be
a symbol that humans and nature can live togeth-
"This eagle is a signal that things can change. It
was once endangered, but after conservation pro-
grammes it is not so endangered," the director of
Freedom Conservation Ronald Menzel said. (BBC)
Olivier Travers holds
his arm in the air to
welcome the eagle,
Darshan, after his
flight from a
skyscraper in Dubai.
The view from the top of the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai.
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