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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
and addressed to
“THE UPGRADE OF AIRFIELD SIGNAGE, PIARCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT”
Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (“the Authority”) invites sealed Bids from suitably qualified companies/firms
which are incorporated/registered in Trinidad and Tobago for the:
Tender Documents may be perused at the Information Resource Centre, Airports Administration Centre, South Terminal,
Piarco International Airport, Golden Grove Road, Piarco but can only be taken away upon payment of a non-refundable
Tender Fee of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00). Tender documents will be available for purchase from Friday 16th
February 2018. A copy of this receipt must be submitted with the Bid.
Prospective Tenderers are required to attend a mandatory pre-bid meeting and site visit to acquaint themselves with
conditions which may influence their Bid. The Pre-Bid Meeting and Site Visit are scheduled for Wednesday 21st
February 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the HR Training Room, Airports Administration Centre, Piarco International
Airport, South Terminal Golden Grove Road, Piarco.
Tenderers must submit one (1) original, one (1) hard copy and one (1) PDF copy on a flash drive of the Bid, in a sealed
envelope with label:
“The Upgrade of Airfield Signage, Piarco International Airport”
Secretary – Tenders Committee
Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
The envelope must be deposited in the Tender Box located in the Lobby of the Airports Administration Centre no later than
2:00 p.m. on Wednesday 21st March 2018.
Bids will be opened publicly shortly thereafter at 2:30 p.m. Tenderers or their representative may be present at the
Late Bids will not be considered in any circumstances. Bids submitted by means of facsimile or email shall not be
The Authority will not defray any cost incurred by Tenderers during the preparation and/or submission of their Bids.
Failure to attend the mandatory pre bid meeting and site visit will result in disqualification of the submitted Bid.
The Authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other Bid.
The Secretary - Tenders Committee
Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
Airports Administration Centre
Piarco International Airport
Golden Grove Road
THE UPGRADE OF AIRFIELD SIGNAGE,
PIARCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
tests in remote
desert of Oman
Two scientists in spacesuits,
stark white against the auburn ter-
rain of desolate plains and dunes,
test a geo-radar built to map Mars
by dragging the flat box across the
When the geo-radar stops work-
ing, the two walk back to their
all-terrain vehicles and radio col-
leagues at their nearby base camp
for guidance. They can’t turn to
their mission command, far off
in the Alps, because communica-
tions from there are delayed ten
But this isn’t the Red Planet—it’s
the Arabian Peninsula.
The desolate desert in southern
Oman, near the borders of Yemen
and Saudi Arabia, resembles Mars
so much that more than 200 sci-
entists from 25 nations chose it
as their location for the next four
weeks, to field-test technology for
a manned mission to Mars.
Public and private ventures are
racing toward Mars—both former
President Barack Obama and
SpaceX founder Elon Musk de-
clared humans would walk on the
Red Planet in a few decades.
New challengers like China are
joining the United States and Rus-
sia in space with an ambitious, if
vague, Mars programme. Aero-
space corporations like BlueOri-
gin have published schematics of
future bases, ships and suits.
The successful launch of
SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket this
week “puts us in a completely
different realm of what we can
put into deep space, what we can
send to Mars,” said analog astro-
naut Kartik Kumar.
The next step to Mars, he says,
is to tackle non-engineering prob-
lems like medical emergency re-
sponses and isolation.
“These are things I think can’t
be underestimated.” Kumar said.
While cosmonauts and astro-
nauts are learning valuable space-
faring skills on the International
Space Station—and the US is using
virtual reality to train scientists—
Mars on Earth:
Analog astronaut Joao Lousada, centre, hands his colleague Kartik Kumar a drone while two Omani men look
on in front of the Mars simulation base camp in the Dhofar desert of Oman.
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