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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:
"REPLACEMENT OF UPS SYSTEMS AT PIARCO AND ANR ROBINSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS"
RFQ documents maybe 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 fee of five hundred Dollars
($500.00). Documents will be available from Friday 9th June 2017. A copy of this receipt must be submitted with the Bid.
Prospective Bidders are invited to attend a pre-bid meeting to acquaint themselves with conditions which may influence their Bid.
The Pre-Bid Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 1:30pm. at the Conference Room, North Terminal,
Piarco International Airport.
Bidders must submit one (1) original, one (1) hardcopy and one (1) PDF softcopy on a flash drive of the Bid, in sealed envelopes
identifying each Bid Package with label:
"Replacement of UPS Systems at Piarco and ANR Robinson International Airports"
and addressed to
The envelopes must be deposited in the Tender Box located in the lobby of the Airports Administration Centre no later than
than 2:00 p.m. on Friday 14th July 2017
The Bids will be opened publicly shortly thereafter at 2:30 p.m. Bidders or representatives may be present at the opening.
Late Bids will not be considered in any circumstances. Bids submitted by means of facsimile or email shall not be considered.
The Authority will not defray any cost incurred by Bidders during the preparation and/or submission of their Bids.
The Authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other Bid.
Secretary -- Tenders Committee
Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
Golden Grove Road
REPLACEMENT OF UPS SYSTEMS
AT PIARCO AND ANR ROBINSON
SOCHI---The learning curve facing
an inexperienced and experimen-
tal German side became clearer
to coach Joachim Loew after they
were given a fright by Australia at
the Confederations Cup yesterday.
It wasn't just goalkeeper Bernd Le-
no's two blunders but the way Germany
eased off in the second half that both-
ered Loew. Still, Germany held on to
open its Group B campaign with a 3-2
victory in Sochi.
"Who would expect it to be perfect?"
Loew said through a translator.
"This is a team that never played to-
gether so we have done a lot of work
over ten days."
For Loew this eight-team World Cup
warm-up competition is merely a step-
ping stone on the path to defending the
title won in Brazil in 2014.
"We were losing our thread, our at-
tacks were not as consistent and we
weren't single-minded," Loew said.
"We need to work on maintaining our
stability ... but this is a new team and
things have worked very well."
Only two members of Germany's
2014 World Cup-winning squad started
the game in Sochi and, while the team
was dynamic going forward, it was
vulnerable at the back.
Lars Stindl marked his tournament
debut with a goal after five minutes
that was cancelled out by Tommy Rogic
when the Australia forward fired the
ball under Leno.
Julian Draxler, an unused substitute
in the 2014 World Cup final win over
Argentina, restored Germany's lead
from the penalty spot before halftime.
Although Leon Goretzka extended
the German lead three minutes into
the second half, another blunder by
Leno ensured it was a nervy conclu-
sion to the game in the Black Sea resort.
A shot from Rogic through a crowded
penalty area was spilled by the Bayer
Leverkusen goalkeeper and Tomi Juric
stabbed the rebound into the net.
The Australian threat persisted but
Germany clung on to collect three
points in the Fisht Stadium, where
around 20,000 seats were empty.
"We invested a lot in the first half and
ran a lot," Germany defender Joshua
"So in the second half, Australia
had a bit more possession but I didn't
think they had a lot of opportunities
Australia is taking the trip to Rus-
sia far more seriously, bringing a
full-strength squad unlike Germany.
Contrary to assertions from coach Ange
Postecoglou before the game, the Aus-
tralian side was marginally older than
Germany's rawness wasn't obvious
at all early in the game when a goal was
created after only five minutes. Stindl
exploited vast gaps in the centre of the
pitch to advance unchecked to meet a
cutback from 21-year-old winger Julian
At 28, Stindl is the second oldest
player in the squad. The oldest tried to
join him by also scoring his first tourna-
ment goal, but Sandro Wagner's diving
header was off target.
So much of Germany's threat was
coming from the right flank where
Brandt and Kimmich were given space
to unsettle Australia.
Germany's Leon Goretzka, right, is congratulated by teammate Joshua
Kimmich after scoring his team's decisive goal against Australia in
their Group B Confederation Cup match at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi,
Russia, yesterday. AP PHOTO
The gulf in quality was clear, and
yet the callow Germans discovered
the perils of not killing off a game.
Australia was posing no threat
when Draxler gave the ball away
around the halfway line, leading
to the equalizer against the run of
play. Rodic's shot came off defender
Shkodran Mustafi and he followed up
with a shot that went under Leno.
Parity, though, was only in place
for around two minutes. Goretzka was
brought down by Massimo Luongo's
sliding challenge in the penalty area
and Draxler made amends for his ear-
ly sloppiness by restoring Australia's
lead from the spot.
It was extended further three min-
utes into the second half. Kimmich
threaded the ball through to Goretzka
to beat Ryan at his near post.
While Kimmich showed much
promise, Leno demonstrated that
he's far from being a contender to
replace 31-year-old Manuel Neuer
in the German goal when it really
matters for the world champions.
Germans edge plucky Aussies
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