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Ministry of National Security
Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service
INVITATION FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
The Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service, in keeping with procurement best practice and transparency, has
embarked on a drive to generate a comprehensive data base of all suppliers willing to supply goods and services,
who fall outside of the approved list of bonded contractors established by the Central Tenders Board.
As a consequence, Expressions of Interest are being sought from individuals, institutions and organizations
nationwide, desirous of providing such goods and services as detailed in the table below:
Air Condition Maintenance/Repairs
Elevator & Lift Maintenance/Repairs
Event Management Services
Landscaping Maintenance/Repairs to Equipment
Vehicle Maintenance Repairs
Computer Hardware & Software
Emblems, Banners, Flags
Office Stationary & Supplies
Printing & Publishing
Belts, Berets, Boots, Buttons, Helmets, Jackets/Blazers, Jerseys, Pants, Peak Caps, Rank
Markings, Shirts, Shoes
r Chemical Suits
Fire Detection Equipment
First Aid Equipment
All prospective suppliers are kindly asked to submit a company profile with copies of supporting documents
to: The Procurement Officer, c/o Mr. Nayar Rampersad, Chief Fire Officer, Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service
Headquarters, Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain, P.O. Box 669, Trinidad, W.I.
This exercise should not be considered as a pre-qualification of suppliers.
Mr. Nayar Rampersad
Chief Fire Officer
Breana Stampfli emerged top local player at the
Tobago International Federation (ITF) Junior tennis
tournament which took place at the Shaw Park
Tennis Facility from August 23 to 30.
Stampfli, a St Joseph Convent, Port-of-Spain,
graduate, won the girls under-18 doubles finals with
her British partner Mia Smith, beating the top-seeded
Bahamian pair of Simone Pratt and Danielle Thomp-
son 6--1, 6--3. Victory capped a rewarding long sum-
mer for the 17-year-old. The Tobago win was the
third for her as she and Smith took the St Lucia leg
in August (13 to 18).
In Jamaica in July, Stampfli notched her first tri-
umph, teaming up with American Eylsee Graci to
take the doubles crown, defeating Americans Andie
Daniel and Mary Haffey 7--5, 6--4 in the finals.
Her six week summer tour began with her selection
on this country s national Fed Cup team in El Salvador
in July where she was originally selected to play only
doubles but was drafted in the singles draw at the
last minute after injury to top local player Yolande
Her Fed Cup baptism seemed to have served her
well as she triumphed in Jamaica and was beaten in
the finals in the XXII Copa Merengue in the Domini-
can Republic, losing the double finals with Graci to
top seed Jenna Friedal and Claudia Wiktorin of the
USA in a three set encounter (4--6, 6--3, 10--6).
In St Lucia, Stampfli lost the singles crown to Pratt
6--1, 6--1, but took home the doubles with Smith.
In St Vincent, one week later, she advanced to the
singles finals to face Pratt but lost 6--2, 6--1. In the
doubles, Stampfli and Smith were edged 6--2, 4--6,
11--9 by Americans Ryan Peus and Kyle McKenzie.
The final leg in Tobago was challenging as she had
to overcome illness. However, she did not start well,
going out at the quarterfinal stage in the singles com-
petition but rebounded with victory in the doubles.
Stampfli said she was elated with the title-winning
performance in Tobago. "I am happy that I won in
Tobago which is like my second home. It was special
winning doubles. We started well. We stayed calm
and focused and it happened. I was disappointed on
being beaten in the singles."
Stampfli is looking forward to taking a break before
getting back on the courts. Her successes are more
phenomenal when you consider that she wrote CXC
examinations in July and was successful in all of her
subjects. "It was tough, challenging but I still pulled
Parents Brent and Ann-Marie, as well and grand-
mother Odette De Silva-Cummings, were on hand
to support her in Tobago. Stampfli said the support
made a difference. "They are always there for me.
I could not do anything without them."
Father Brent was also in St Lucia and St Vincent
legs and said the financial burden is an issue. "My
phone bill is extremely high. I speak to her everyday,
before a match, during a match if she gets a chance
during a break and after the match. We try to give
her motivation via telephone to keep her focussed
as there is (usually) no one there with her. That is
the support that we can give."
Stampfli (Brent) said Breana is in need of funding.
"Last year I travelled to two tournaments (with her)
but financially it is not easy so what we did this year
is hold back on going and also the coach and try to
find someone she can room with and share the cost.
"This year we had to meet the bulk of the cost
of every single tournament. We had no assistance
right now. We had a sponsor up to last year but they
pulled out this year, so we were left stranded unfor-
tunately. Travel agents have been good to us giving
us credit. Other than that it is a fight right down the
He added that the tennis ace is hoping to compete
in more tournaments later in the year. "The average
cost for each tournament is $10-$15,000. That is a
lots of money. We are hoping to gets sponsors given
her success as she has been in seven finals and has
"She is now beginning to click and show the result
of all the hard work. We are trying to send her to
tournaments in El Salvador, Oklahoma, Texas and
Florida in the US but we have to find the funding,"
and Mia Smith,
of Great Britain,
pair of Danielle
Simone Pratt at
the Shaw Park
Stampfli takes a break
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