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Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)
This notice is placed on behalf of UNECLAC. United Nations Procurement Division (UNPD) cannot provide any warranty,
expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of contents of furnished information; and is unable to
answer any enquiries regarding this EOI. You are therefore requested to direct all your queries to UNITED NATIONS ECO-
NOMIC COMMISSION FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN using the fax number or e-mail address provided
Title of the EOI: Provision of Janitorial/Cleaning of Office Premises for ECLAC Port of Spain Trinidad and Tobago.
Date of this EOI:
17 August 2015
Closing Date for Receipt of the EOI: Wednesday 16 September 2015
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org , cc.: email@example.com
Address EOI response by email or mail for the Attention of:
Procurement Unit POS
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
1 Chancery Lane,
Port of Spain
UNCCS Code: 7611500 Cleaning Services
Description of Requirements:
The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNECLAC, seeks qualified companies with
local representation in Trinidad and Tobago with at least five (5) years experience in the field, to provide janitorial/cleaning
services, at its sub-regional Headquarter's premises in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Companies with verifiable experience in similar buildings (desirable on 15,473 sqft) are invited to bid in the provision of jan-
The general requirements of the services will be the following:
Provision of janitorial/cleaning services during working hours of the exterior and interior of the United Nations ECLAC office
premises, including cleaning and shampooing of all carpeted floor, cleaning of tiled floors, external and internal windows,
washrooms, kitchens, walls, doors, furniture, dusting of specific equipment.
The detailed solicitation documents will be sent by email to companies which express interest in provision of the services.
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS / INFORMATION (IF ANY)
a. Companies are required to have at least 5 (five) years experience in the field.
b. Providers are encouraged to complete the Vendor Registration Level 1 (Contracts estimated between USD 40,000 and
USD 500,000) in the UNGM site at http://www.ungm.org
NOTE: All information and documentation to be provided must be submitted as attached PDF file.
Responding to this Request:
Interested firms must complete in full the following Vendor Response Form. The UN reserves the right to reject Expressions
of Interest documents that are incomplete, or are received after the stated deadline.
NOTE : Your response must be submitted not later than 16 September 2015 - 12:00 noon (Port of Spain local time) on the
stated deadline date, via (a) email as a PDF attachment to UNECLAC (firstname.lastname@example.org with copy to
Information on tendering for the UN Procurement System is available free of charge at the following address:
Only the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM) has been authorised to collect a nominal fee from vendors that wish to
receive automatically Procurement Notices or Expressions Of Interest. Vendors interested in this Tender Alert Service are
invited to subscribe on http://www.ungm.org .
Vendors interested in participating in the planned solicitation process should complete the Vendor Response Form
of this EOI and send it via fax or email to UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR LATIN AMERICA AND
THE CARIBBEAN (ECLAC) before the closing date set forth above.
Rafael Correa declared a state of
emergency on Saturday over
increasing activity in the Cotopaxi
volcano near the capital of Quito,
and officials evacuated a few hun-
dred people as a precaution.
The decree gives authorities more
flexibility in using government
funds to deal with any problems.
Eruptions beginning Friday have
shot ash more than two miles (five
kilometres) into the sky, spreading
fine grey powder over roads, homes
and cars in the region as far as the
capital 30 miles (50 kilometres) to
Presidential legal secretary Alexis
Mera said further ash explosions
and some pyroclastic flows on the
volcano s western slopes Saturday
led officials to evacuate some near-
Cotopaxi is considered one of
the world s most dangerous volca-
noes due to a glacial cover that
makes it prone to fast-moving vol-
canic rock and mud flows, known
as lahares. The 19,600-foot (5,987-
metre) snow-capped volcano also
is close to the heavily-populated
area around Quito. It last had a
major eruption in 1877.
Authorities already had restricted
access to the park that surrounds
Cotopaxi and suspended ascents
of the peak, which is popular with
LONDON---The Queen Mary 2
has abandoned the search for a
crew member who went over-
board off the coast of Newfound-
The Cunard cruise line said
yesterday that the ship and the
Canadian Coast Guard had con-
ducted an extensive search after
the crew member was reported
missing Saturday morning.
The Queen Mary 2 retraced its
course in hopes of finding the
missing person but the search
was abandoned after experts
determined no one could have
survived that long in the chilly
"We therefore have to presume
that he died in the water," Cunard
said in a statement.
"Our thoughts and prayers are
with his family, which has been
informed, as well as friends and
his colleagues on board."
The company did not release
the name, occupation or nation-
ality of the missing crew member.
A passenger, Konstantin Binder,
tweeted that Capt Kevin Oprey
turned the ship around at 10.40
The tweets suggest it took sev-
eral hours from that time to
return to the search area. Pas-
sengers were later called on deck
and asked to look as Oprey said
"every pair of eyes helps." Con-
ditions were foggy, hampering
"There are now hundreds of
passengers and crew members on
Deck 7 and on the balconies
keeping an eye out," Binder
Hours later, Binder said the
search had failed. "The ship is
turning again," he tweeted.
"We re heading towards Cana-
da. What a sad day. A man has
lost his life. RIP."
The ship was traveling from
Southampton to New York. It is
due to stop in Halifax, Nova Sco-
tia, today. (AP)
Queen Mary 2 abandons
search for missing crew member
as volcano spews ash
Residents wear masks to protect themselves from volcanic ash spewed
from the Cotopaxi volcano in Machachi, Ecuador, on Friday. Four blasts
inside the volcano sent ash shooting into the sky, coating highways,
homes and cars just south of Ecuador's capital with a fine grey powder.
The Queen Mary 2
retraced its course in
hopes of finding the
missing person but the
search was abandoned
after experts determined
no one could have
survived that long in the
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