- Company: Bahamian Contractors Association
- Town: Nassau
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- Island: Nassau / Paradise Island, Bahamas
- Phone: 242-322-2145
- Fax: 242-322-4649
- Website: http://bahamascontractors.com/
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The BCA has been in existence since the early 60's and has continued to grow its membership over the years. The BCA is careful to attract only contractors that are known to be of good business practice, ethical, accountable and that stand for producing a quality product.
The BCA agenda is as follows:
1. First and foremost we intend to regulate by law all contractors or self regulate and license all contractors within the BCA membership. We intend on creating a strong licensed body of exemplary contractors that will significantly raise standards in the industry. Although there are many details need to be worked out, it is our intention to "grandfather" all association members that are in good standing by the licensing dates. The BCA is currently in discussion with the various Government ministries reviewing proposed legislation.
2. We will meet with material supply merchants to discuss sponsoring BCA in turn for promoting their business as well as providing our members discounts.
3. We have nominated Star Insurance Co. as the BCA broker to negotiate improved rates to BCA members on builders risk, public liability, employer's liability, disability, auto, equipment, group health and life insurance policies.
4. We are meeting with banks and lending institutions to discuss supporting the BCA and to discuss alliances with the BCA. We wish to encourage the banks to recommend BCA members to the clients and developments they lend money to. This stands to help the banks customers and reduce the banks default rates on their customer's loans.
5. Membership drive through the membership committee will be critical to insure that we attract the good and qualified contractors from all the trades of the industry. This drive will also aid in fund raising. Members of the association are encouraged to promote other members. New members are featured in welcome letters to the membership and their names added to the BCA directory featured in this web site.
6. We understand that it is critical to inform our members of all progress periodically throughout the year in order to gain their confidence, support and to assure them that we are making positive steps forward this will be done in the form of a quarterly news letter or magazine. This periodical will feature news on BCA matters, contractor's corner, feature articles, advertising, topics effecting the construction industry, new projects and developments etc.
7. Quarterly lunch meetings are held to update members personally. Invited Guest speakers from various sectors make contributions during these lunch meetings on topics of interest.
8. The BCA web site is being constantly updated and expanded to act as a resource for developers, government, home builders and the like. Contractors list and classification are posted. Links are implemented to members companies with web sites. Employment opportunities (Human Resources) area provides for employers and employees to know what is going on Current projects up for tender are posted for those interested in bidding.
9. In addition to the above the BCA is in constant communication with Immigration, Financial Services & Investment, and Ministry of Works & Utilities to gain their support and to have them consult with us on matters pertaining to the construction industry. We must level the playing field with regard to local and foreign contractors competing for work in the Bahamas and abroad. We need their support!
As you can see this is a proactive approach to some very important issues threatening our industry that will require a great deal of effort, union and thought. We will be challenged on many fronts with the onslaught of the FTAA and similar organizations and must stay true to our cause and believe in the success of our industry.
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