The Port Authority has given a deadline of September 20 for the submission of tenders for the supply of a roll-on/roll-off passenger fast ferry on a two year time charter, with the option to renew for one year. A newspaper advertisement from the Authority said the sealed tenders must be submitted by 2 pm on September 20 at the Office of the Port Secretary, second floor, Port Authority building, Dock Road, Port-of-Spain.
The tenders will be opened at 2.15 pm on the same day. The Authority said it reserved the right to cancel the tender process at any time and is not bound to accept the lowest or any tender. Tender documents providing more details can be obtained between 8 am to 4 pm. On Monday, the Authority issued tenders for the provision of a suitable passenger ferry and a cargo vessel for the seabridge.
The TT Express, Cabo Star and a water taxi are the vessels currently servicing the seabridge. The TT Spirit is currently on dry dock . The Express is scheduled to be dry docked once the Spirit returns to service.