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SAN JUAN/LAVENTILLE REGIONAL CORPORATION
Tenders are invited from ALL CONTRACTORS for works under the Development
Programme 2014/2015 for projects under the Drainage and Irrigation
Tender packages can be obtained from the Tenders Department from Wednesday 24th
June, 2015 located at the ground floor, Administrative Department of the MTS Plaza,
Aranguez Main Road San Juan Telephone number 638-7391 Ext 135. Upon presenting
a receipt showing that a Non Refundable Tender Deposit of One Hundred Dollars
($100.00) per project, (cash deposit only) has been paid.
The deposit slips can be obtained from the Accounts Department, the tenderer must
then go to First Citizens Bank San Juan to make the deposit.
Prospective tenderers or their representatives must attend a pretender meeting in the
Council Chambers, on the ground floor at the Administrative Department of the
MTS Plaza, Aranguez Main Road, San Juan on Monday 22nd June, 2015 at 10:00am
followed by a site visit so as to ascertain the nature of the works to be executed.
Further information relating to the projects can be obtained from Mr. Azim
Bassarath, County Superintendent at 638-7391 Ext 144
Envelopes must be deposited in the designated tender box located in the lobby of the
Administrative Office, San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation, MTS Plaza no later
WEDNESDAY 1ST JULY, 2015 12:00PM.
Tenders would be opened publicly on WEDNESDAY 1st JULY, 2015 at 2:00pm and
the tenderer or his representative may be present at this opening.
Late tenders would not be accepted under any circumstances and the
Corporation does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other tender.
The San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation reserves the right to cancel the bidding
process in its entirety, without defraying any cost incurred by any firm in submitting
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
SAN JUAN/LAVENTILLE REGIONAL CORPORATION
SPIELBERG---Sebastian Vettel gave
Mercedes something to think about
after posting the fastest time in the
second practice session of the Aus-
trian Grand Prix yesterday, despite
spending a large part of the day
stuck in the Ferrari garage.
Vettel recovered from a brake
problem in the morning session,
when he managed only four laps, to
go quickest in the afternoon---but
then had that session cut short
because of a sensor problem on his
"Always better it happens in prac-
tice than the race, but we need to
understand what happened and
make sure it doesn t happen again,"
said Vettel, a four-time Formula One
"We know that we have a good
car, and that it works well around
here. I didn t get many laps today,
but the car felt good and compet-
Vettel beat Mercedes Rosberg by
0.011 seconds in the second practice,
with championship leader Lewis
Hamilton trailing back in fifth.
The time gaps are small on this
circuit, which has the shortest lap
time of the season, giving Ferrari
less of a disadvantage compared to
Mercedes in terms of race speed.
"Hopefully we can stay with Mer-
cedes as much as possible and then
it will be an interesting qualifying,"
said Vettel, the only driver other
than Mercedes pair Hamilton and
Rosberg to win a race this season.
In a further boost for Ferrari, his
teammate Kimi Raikkonen, was third
quickest, 0.260 behind, to match
his position from the morning, when
Rosberg was quickest ahead of
"The red cars (Ferraris) are very
strong here. They had very impres-
sive pace on higher fuel levels as well
as low," Rosberg said. "We will def-
initely need to work hard to find a
few tenths for tomorrow."
It was a frustrating P2 for Hamil-
ton, as he managed only the fifth
best time behind Lotus driver Pastor
Maldonado in cool, windy condi-
"I had a bit of oversteer here and
there," said Hamilton, who ran wide
on a couple of turns. "There s just
not a lot of grip out there on track
and I didn t put a full lap together.
I had some good sectors and was a
few tenths up on a couple of laps,
so the pace is there."
Hamilton has four wins to Ros-
berg s two so far this season, but
remains wary of Ferrari on the tight-
ly-strung Red Bull Ring track.
"Ferrari looked quick and it s def-
initely closer here than at other cir-
cuits," said Hamilton, who won the
Canadian GP two weeks ago to move
17 points ahead of Rosberg overall.
"Hopefully it ll all come together
Felipe Massa secured pole position
for Williams last year---the only driv-
er to beat Mercedes to pole all sea-
son---but practice did not go well,
and he finished 15th in P2.
"I have no balance at all," he
Still, at least the Brazilian showed
his reflexes are in fine shape. Thirty
minutes into the morning session,
he slammed the brakes as Ferrari
team principal Maurizio Arrivabene
accidentally walked out in front of
him in the pit lane.
There was no harm done, as a
smiling Arrivabene quickly scam-
pered out of the way, and Massa---
a former Ferrari driver---waved to
There were no smiles for McLaren
after another tough day.
Fernando Alonso was 16th and
Jenson Button 18th in the afternoon
SPIELBERG---McLaren driver Fer-
nando Alonso will start the Austrian
Grand Prix from the back of the grid
and Red Bull s Daniel Ricciardo
dropped ten places because they used
up their four allocated engines.
Alonso has taken his fifth Honda
power unit and Ricciardo his fifth
Renault unit. Teams are allowed only
four per driver for the season before
Alonso s drop of 20 places was greater
because the Spanish driver was also
using a fifth turbocharger and a fifth
MGU-H---an exhaust energy recovery
system---each of which incur further
Alonso faces further time penalties
unless he qualifies on pole position---
because otherwise he would not be able
to drop the required number of posi-
tions. Those penalties, either a five-
second penalty or a ten-second stop-
go penalty, depend on the number of
unused places on the grid.
Alonso was expecting his team to
make the switch here, because the Red
Bull Ring circuit does not suit McLaren,
and so they had little expectation.
It therefore made more sense to take
the fifth engine here than on a track
where McLaren may fare better, such
as the British GP in two weeks, or the
Hungarian GP in late July. The timing
also suits McLaren because there are
some testing runs next week in Spiel-
"Hopefully, we go out of this week-
end with some answers, and there is
the test next week as well," Alonso said.
"Important days ahead for us."
Alonso, a two-time F1 champion
with 32 race wins, has endured a tough
time since switching from Ferrari to
McLaren this year. He has retired from
the past three races and has yet to score
Still, he remains optimistic that
McLaren---which has scored just four
points through its other driver Jenson
Button---will improve later, once the
team becomes more accustomed to the
transition back to Honda engines.
"We expect a lot from the car in the
next month or two months. So we will
see how we end up before summer and
how we end up at the end of the year,"
Vettel boosts Ferrari after
going fastest in 2nd practice
Alonso and Ricciardo get grid
penalties for using 5th engine
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.
Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of
Australia prepares for the first
training session prior to the
Formula One Grand Prix, at the Red
Bull Ring in Spielberg, southern
Austria, yesterday. AP PHOTO
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