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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY
INVITATION TO TENDER No. 05/2017
Provision of Insurance Brokerage Services for the TTCAA
The Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA) invites sealed tenders for the Provision of
Insurance Brokerage Services.
Interested eligible candidates may obtain complete tender documents from the TTCAA Administrative
Building, Caroni North Bank Road, Piarco, during normal working hours (Monday -- Friday 9:00 am
to 3:00 pm) over the period Monday April 10 -- Thursday April 20, 2017 upon payment of a non-re-
fundable Tender Collection Fee of TT$900.00 payable by LINX or Credit Card ONLY.
Meeting and Site Visit will be held on April 27, 2017 at TTCAA Administrative Building, from 9:00 am.
Completed tender documents in plain sealed envelopes, marked Tender No. 05/2017 for the Provision
of Insurance Brokerage Services should be addressed to:
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY
CARONI NORTH BANK ROAD
and deposited in Tender Box No. 1 (the Red Tender Box) at the TTCAA's main reception desk by 2:30 pm
on Friday 5 May, 2017. Tenders will be opened in the Safety Regulation Meeting Room of the TTCAA
Administrative Building at 3:00 pm on the same day, in the presence of candidates' representatives
who choose to attend.
This procurement process is not intended to create and shall not create a formal legally binding bidding
process and shall instead be governed by the law applicable to direct commercial negotiations. For
greater clarity and without limitation:
1. The RFP/Tender shall not give rise to any "Contract A"-based tendering law duties or any other
legal obligations arising out of any process contract or collateral contract: and
2. Neither the Tenderer nor TTCAA shall have the right to make any breach of Contract, tort or any
other claims against the other with respect to the award of a contract, failure to award contract
or failure to honour a response to the RFP/Tender.
The TTCAA reserves the right to reject or accept any tender and is not bound to give reasons
for its decision. Late tenders will not be accepted.
The TTCAA also reserves the right to cancel the bidding process in its entirety or partially
without defraying any cost incurred by any tenderer in submitting or preparing to submit a
Chairman, Tenders Committee
Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority
Howard University Open Day
event focuses on role of tech
"One of the things that motivated me when I
was growing up, was no one in my household
ever told me that I could not do something.
Every time I told my parents or my grandmoth-
er that I wanted to become a physician, they
never said I couldn't because I had sickle cell
anemia. So parents, I would like to encourage
you to think big for your children and do not
set barriers or obstacles inadvertently on them
by limiting them because of your current cir-
cumstances. Your current circumstances do not
dictate your future," said Dr Wayne Frederick,
the current Howard University president, a
Trinidadian and sickle cell disease survivor.
Dr Frederick was speaking at a Howard University
Open Day held at the Success Laventille Composite
School on April 7. bmobile was a proud sponsor of
the event which was hosted by i95.5 FM as part of
their ongoing Laventille Nights Series.
Addressing the room full of students, parents,
guardians and teachers, Dr Frederick spoke about
the importance of having the support of parents,
family and a good network of the right friends and
mentors. He also shared his life journey of dreaming
big and studying and working hard to achieve his
academic and career goals, despite having financial
challenges and sickle cell disease.
Two Howard alumni, Sheldon Jones who grew
up in San Juan and Carlton Serrette, who lived in
Morvant, also shared their individual life stories
of being accepted to Howard despite their humble
Assuring the audience that Howard University of-
fered an environment that will not limit them but
unleash their potential, Dr Frederick said he invited
the two alumni to speak because some people at a
previous open day held in Laventille thought because
he was from a different neighbourhood, they could
not have the same opportunities as he did. "T&T has
one of the best education systems in the world and
you have to apply yourself every day to take advantage
of this opportunity and get a good education. Your
educational pursuits do not start when you apply to
university. It starts from before"
, he said.
TSTT acting Chief Technology Officer Hassel
Bacchus discussed the importance of the use of
technology in education for the advancement of a
society. "Technology is what enables us to dream
bigger and go further. Under the leadership of our
CEO, Dr Ronald Walcott, we are transforming TSTT
into an agile broadband company so we can deliver
the services T&T needs to allow its citizens to reach
their full potential.
Bacchus continued, "When you marry technolo-
gy and education you get really spectacular results.
Together, they provide the three Es: 1. They are en-
ablers of individuals and society; 2. They encourage
entrepreneurship; and 3. They are equalisers. With
the advance of technology today, there is nothing that
you cannot figure out, produce or do, regardless of
where you live or where you are in life. It's no longer
about who has and who doesn't have. Technology
levels the field."
The event also attracted prospective Howard Uni-
versity students from all over the country. Cyril Ann
Hunte, 25 and Aphea James, 19, travelled from La Brea
and Bon Accord, Tobago, respectively. "I always had
an interest in Howard University because it reflects
what I stand for as young, black woman growing up
in today's society. I wish to study political science
and law at Howard and needed to find out more about
their scholarships and financial assistance. It was a
really great experience because the two alumni who
spoke made us realise that they were just like us at
s0me point in time but they were able to get into
Howard and improve on their lives. I felt inspired"
said James. Hunte has been performing and teach-
ing theatre arts since 2009. "I believe that doing a
Theatre Arts-Acting degree at Howard will expose
me to invaluable experiences that will equip me to
excel in my field and make a difference. I am glad
that I came today because I learned that there are
no scholarship age limits that would give preference
to a younger person now leaving high school over
an older person like myself."
A release said school principal, Hamida Baksh
and I95.5/Red president Tony Lee, welcomed the
open day participants and were followed by Stephen
Weeks, US Embassy Public Affairs Officer, who dis-
cussed the steps a student should follow to become
eligible to study in the United States, as well as tips
to lower the costs of attending a foreign university
or college. The afternoon session then closed with
a question and answer segment with the Howard
TSTT acting Chief Technology Officer Hassel Bacchus, second from left, and
Howard University president Dr Wayne Frederick, fourth from left, share a joke
with students at Success Laventille Secondary School.
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