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ADMINISTRATION

Administration Division

The Administration Division is responsible for providing and maintaining the administrative services of BBSQ. The Administration Division is divided into four (4) sections: Human Resource, Finance, Registry and Information Technology.

The Human Resource Unit will manage and implement its human resources management programmes through recruitment of the Bureau’s personnel, safety, employee’s relations, compensation and benefits, and training and development.

The Finance Unit will guide the overall financial operations of BBSQ; that is procurement of materials/ equipment, maintaining accurate accounting records to provide transparency of all financial transactions, preparation of budget for the Bureau’s needs, and ensuring security of BBSQ’s assets.

The Registry Unit will manage all records of BBSQ to ensure efficiency, economy, systematic control, security, and easy retrievability.

The Information Technology Unit will assist in planning, operating and supporting the infrastructure of the BBSQ, and enabling all users to carry out their roles efficiently, productively and securely.

Standards Development Division

Standards Development Division is responsible for the preparation, promotion, and maintenance of standards in relation to goods, services, processes and practices locally or imported for the advancement of local and foreign trade.

The Division manages and coordinates the work of technical committees, encompassing representatives of related stakeholder groups and technical experts that contribute to the overall national standards development.

  • Training Department of BBSQ (Projected for 2018) will provide quality education to organizations, ministries, and other interested parties, on the requirements of key management systems. The BBSQ will offer training courses, seminars and workshops designed around shared needs of various groups within the private and public sectors.

Marketing and Public Relations Division

The Marketing and Public Relations Division is responsible for maintaining BBSQ’s image and communicating its message to its customers, private and public stakeholders, and consumers.

Science and Technology Division

The Science & Technology Division will be responsible for analytical services.

Regulatory Division

Regulatory Division is responsible for providing accuracy in regulation of all weights and measurement activities in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas (Weights and Measures Act of 2006). It will be divided into two (2) sections: Legal Metrology and Conformity Assessment.

The Legal Metrology Unit will ensure accuracy of measuring instruments used in trade, health, safety and the environment, and also in maintaining a level of confidence for manufacturers and consumers in the quantities of goods offered for sale.

  • Measurement
  • Calibration
  • Verification

The Conformity Assessment Unit will perform inspections/market surveillance of locally manufactured and imported non-food products and product samples, and also for advising officers from Customs department, importers, traders and retailers on legal requirements of the local market.

Product Certification (Projected EOY 2017) will be a part of the Conformity Assessment Scheme. The Department is responsible for implementation of the national certification scheme that provides assurance that products, services and processes meet national standards/specifications that comply with regionally and internationally accepted standards. This national certification scheme’s aim is to improve the quality and competitiveness of the products and services manufactured in The Bahamas.

  • Inspection
  • Market Surveillance