The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) has advised that its offices will be closed from Monday, March 30, until Tuesday, April 14, 2020. This is in compliance with national protocols being implemented to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The BIDC has implemented a number of measures to serve its clients, tenants and partners during this time.
Certification Services remain available through designated ‘Drop Boxes’, which have been relocated to The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade on Culloden Road, St. Michael, to expedite the processing of export documentation.
BIDC’s clients using this service will be asked to drop off documents between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. with a collection period of 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. BIDC officers will take the documents from this box, have them certified and place them on top of the box for collection.
- Do remember to turn off all valves to plumbing outlets (i.e. taps, wc’s)
- Do secure all spaces – lock all doors and close all windows.
- Do remove all collected garbage from internal spaces and place for disposal.
- Do report any areas of concern before lockdown.
- While the Corporation will patrol the estates periodically, companies will be required to make their own security arrangements for their businesses.
Payments to BIDC
Clients making monthly rental payments or payments toward their documentation charge accounts are encouraged to utilize the direct deposits option via their banking institutions.
For monthly rental payments, clients may consider the convenience of a standing order.
Receipts will be emailed or mailed in due course. Clients are urged to clearly state the account and/or invoice to which payments are being made. A copy of the statement identifying the invoices being settled can be included.
Staff will be working remotely to provide services virtually, where appropriate. A directory of contacts can be found on the BIDC’s website at www.bidc.org.
For urgent matters pertaining to exports, tenancy or otherwise, contact the following persons:
|For general matters||Sonja Trotman, Chief Executive Officer||Tel: 836-3853|
|For tenancy matters||Neville Rice, Manager, Properties and Estates||Tel: 836-3863|
|For export matters||Marina Taitt, Director, Export and Business Development||Tel: 836-3894|
The BIDC assures its stakeholders that it will remain firm in providing essential services through these turbulent times.
The Corporation also continues to wish all its clients and stakeholders safety, health and resilience at this time.