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Defining a Decade - Righting the Future
The University of Trinida
d and Tobago
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST:
Engagement of a Facilities Management Consultant
for the Signature Building Complex,
The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) Main Campus, Trinidad
UTT is currently constructing its Main Campus at Waller eld, Trinidad with a footprint of approximately
one hundred and twenty-seven acres allocated on the Tamana Intech Park. At its completion, the Main
Campus will include, among other facilities and structures, the UTT Signature Building comprising
67,000 square meters of covered space intended to facilitate a student population of approximately
5,000 in two shifts. Further information is available at: http://www.u.tt/tenders
UTT is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably quali ed and competent consultants for the
provision of Facility Management Consultancy Services aimed at the planning and designing of facility
management and maintenance systems for optimised pro-active management, operation and main-
tenance of the Main Campus.
Applicants responding to this Invitation must demonstrate their proven capability in undertaking
these works on a large scale in a tertiary-level educational environment including:
Analysing the demand for various facilities and the maintenance services required to upkeep the
Main Campus to standards commensurate with international tertiary-level education institutions
and in accordance with applicable codes and best practices.
Presenting Facility plans showing activities, schedules, frequencies and resource allocation.
Supporting infrastructure including facilities management software selection and deployment.
Estimating costs associated with various levels of service.
Developing a Facilities Management Plan that is practical and implementable through a combi-
nation of internal resources and third-party service providers.
Applicants will be evaluated based on the criteria presented in the call for EOIs. The submission of
documentation to show that your rm satis es basic requirements is compulsory. However, markings
and ratings shall be assigned to the General Background of the Firm, its Financial Stability/Capacity,
Performance History and Track Record, Availability of Key Professionals and Work Experience of the
Firm in performing similar works for projects of a similar size, complexity and nature.
Complete EOIs with the subject :
"EOI - Facility Management Consultancy for UTT Main Campus, Tamana" in the subject line must be
submitted via email to email@example.com
All submissions must be received by 4:00 p.m. Monday June 30th, 2014
Ministry of Tertiary Education
and Skills Training
UTT Accredited by ACTT in December 2010.
UTT is an Agency of the
Mr Mercedes is classic Stephen King. Creepy, yet
realistic characters that get under your skin and
stay there, a compelling story that twists and turns
at breakneck speed, and delightful prose that, once
again, proves that one of America s greatest natural
storytellers is also one of its finest writers.
What s billed as King s first true detective novel
captures the story of Mr Mercedes, a killer so-named
because he used a stolen car to plow through a group
of hundreds standing in line before dawn to attend
a job fair. While the city is never named, it sounds
like a Midwestern working-class "anytown" that s
seen better days. The killer escapes and becomes the
obsession of retired cop Bill Hodges.
Chasing down Mr Mercedes literally breathes new
life into Hodges who, until then, had spent months
in his La-Z-Boy watching bad daytime TV and con-
templating suicide. Feeling useful again, Hodges
enlists the help of his only real friend, Jerome, the
scary-smart, computer-savvy teenager who lives
nearby and cuts Hodges grass. Their goal: to find
Mr Mercedes before he kills again---likely at a bigger,
more crowded venue.
Mr Mercedes rises above the standard detective-
centric, hunt-down-the-killer crime novel because
of its characters and its well-timed, unexpected ten-
Murderer Brady Hartsfield is a frightening, racist,
sociopath who has an inappropriate relationship with
his mother and drives an ice-cream truck part-time.
Janey Patterson, the sister of the Mercedes owner
who becomes Hodges girlfriend, is feisty, tough and
modern. It s like a good Law and Order episode where
the supporting cast is as interesting and integral to
the story as the main characters. (AP)
King unveils first
with Mr Mercedes
Sequels rarely outshine the originals
they follow, so perhaps that s why the
team behind the Think Like a Man
soundtrack decided to do something dif-
ferent with the music for the romantic
comedy s second installment.
Execs ditched the "various artistes"
formula---though last time it yielded a
Grammy-nominated hit with John Leg-
end s Tonight (Best You Ever Had)---and
instead put all their faith in a singular
artiste: Mary J Blige. The Queen of Hip-
Hop Soul easily proves herself more than
capable of exercising a vocal and emo-
tional range to capture all the ups, downs
and misfires one might expect from a
movie inspired by Steve Harvey s best-
selling relationship guide book.
Harvey would certainly approve Blige s
message on the anthemic Power Back.
"The more you do that BS, the more I
keep it real," she sings of dealing with a
wishy-washy lover. "If it s one thing men
respect, it s when we don t react."
Self-assured Blige is serious about com-
mitment, and she says as much on the
ominous, head nod-inducing All Fun and
Games, produced by The-Dream. But for
all Blige s tough talking, she has a soft
She finds chemistry in the club on the
delicious horn and drum-laced See That
Boy Again, produced by Pharrell. On the
growling I Want You, she s all torn up
inside when she spots her ex-guy with
a new woman. And she s aching to be
loved "like I m you, like I m you, babe,"
on Self Love, a beautifully grand track,
which is easily the soundtrack s most riv-
As a whole, the Think Like a Man Too
compilation reveals that while women
and men might be closer to figuring each
other out, we can never outsmart love.
Blige demands respect on soundtrack
This book cover image released by Scribner of Mr
Mercedes, by Stephen King. AP PHOTO
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