04 Sep, 2013
Who: ABACUS Inc.
Profile: ABACUS Inc. is a registered Commonwealth of Dominica Professional Corporation providing a broad range of engineering and related support services throughout the state to its clients in the planning, design and construction management of public and private sector facilities. ABACUS’s professional services include the provision of facility assessment, site data collection and investigations, land and hydrographic surveys, civil and structural engineering and construction support services for a wide range of project facilities.
In 2012, ABACUS Inc. received a Regular Procedures Grant from Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) to undertake a professional capacity enhancement project. The main objective of the project is to increase corporate strength by participation as a prime engineering consultant bidding for a wide range of local, regional, and international development projects, thereby providing employment for local professionals.
A number of benefits have been actualized by the project to date including an improvement in the company’s ability to purchase new software, acquisition of a new plotter, and securing two projects from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). There has been approximately a 60% increase in sales as a result of enhanced output, namely residential and commercial projects.
“The [Direct Assistance] Grant programme executed by Caribbean Export is a tremendous resource for firms”, remarked Nelson Pierre, Managing Principal. “In addition to providing financial assistance, technical support is also available to firms in the form of training and workshops. It is hoped that more firms in Dominica take advantage of the opportunities being provided”, Pierre concluded.