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Overview

The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) is helping Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) to develop and grow by introducing the new and ground-breaking Go-Digital voucher. This voucher is redeemable at Information Technology Business Development Organizations (IT-BDOs) and will support a variety of technological solutions aimed at transforming businesses. The Go-Digital voucher is an addition to the DBJ’s Voucher for Technical Assistance (VTA) programme.

What we Cover

Businesses can access a GO DIGITAL voucher to transform their business electronically.  Vouchers will cover following services, but not limited to, General Business:  electronic payroll system, HR applications, customer relations management software, electronic marketing including social media, website development, etc.  Business Productivity:  video conferencing, electronic records management.

It is recommended that MSEs consult with a IT-BDO to determine and agree on the best digital intervention that is needed for the business.

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Who Can Apply

MSEs with registered businesses operating in Jamaica, with annual sales/revenue up to J$75 million.  Business that employ less than 20 individuals.  The business activities have no adverse effect on the environment.  See application form here.

How to Apply

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Approved Information Technology Business Development Organisations (Service Provider)

The DBJ has compiled and approved a list of service providers that can assist MSEs in implementing a digital transformation in their business.  See list of suppliers

DI – BusinessD2 – ProductivityD3 – Basic DigitalD4 – Advanced DigitalD5 –Plan Digital
RealDecoy Global Services
30-34 Half Way Tree Road, Kingston 5
info@realdecoy.com
www.realdecoy.com
Brainbox SolutionsRealDecoy Global Services
30-34 Half Way Tree Road, Kingston 5
info@realdecoy.com
www.realdecoy.com
RealDecoy Global Services
30-34 Half Way Tree Road, Kingston 5
info@realdecoy.com
www.realdecoy.com
RealDecoy Global Services
30-34 Half Way Tree Road, Kingston 5
info@realdecoy.com
www.realdecoy.com
One on One Educational Services
29 Munroe Road, Liguanea, St. Andrew
admin@1on1ts.com
www.1on1lms.com
Epic Technology
34 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston 5
makeanepicmove@etechja.com
http://etechja.com/
Particular Presence Technologies Limited
53 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston 10
info@particularpresence.com
www.particularpresence.com
Innovate 10x
12 Kensington Crescent, Kingston
powering@innovate10x.com
www.innovate10x.com
Innovate 10x
12 Kensington Crescent, Kingston
powering@innovate10x.com
www.innovate10x.com
Crescent Digital
17 Orange Close, Glencow Meadows, Chudleigh P.A, Manchester
info@crescentdigital.io
www.crescentdigital.io
tTech Limited
69½ Harbour St, Kingston
info@ttech.com.jm
www.ttech.com.jm
Bi Brainz Caribbean
58 Half Way Tree, Kingston 10
raquel.seville@bibrainz.com
www.symptai.com
Crescent Digital
17 Orange Close, Glencow Meadows, Chudleigh P.A, Manchester
info@crescentdigital.io
www.crescentdigital.io
Epic Technology
34 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston 5
makeanepicmove@etechja.com
http://etechja.com/
Acumen Pro (Linkar Education Ltd. Telephone No: 970-5500 acumenpro@linkarsolutions.comAcumen Pro (Linkar Education Ltd. Telephone No: 970-5500 acumenpro@linkarsolutions.com
Baker Tilly
wayne.strachan@bakertilly.com.jm
906-1658-9, 920-3226
Baker Tilly
wayne.strachan@bakertilly.com.jm
906-1658-9, 920-3226
Business Works Ltd.
admin@businessworkscollective.com
876-819-1117
Digita Global Marketing Ltd
kemal@digitaglobal.com
876-891-9927/876 279 1834
Digita Global Marketing Ltd
kemal@digitaglobal.com
876-891-9927/876 279 1834
Next Step Digital Media
service@trynextstep.com
876-843-7294
Next Step Digital Media
service@trynextstep.com
876-843-7294
Next Step Digital Media
service@trynextstep.com
876-843-7294
Next Step Digital Media
service@trynextstep.com
876-843-7294
Next Step Digital Media
service@trynextstep.com
876-843-7294
Paramount Business Services Ltd
mpanday@parabizsolutions.com, accounts@parabizsolutions.com
876-974-2301 876-620-6159
Paramount Business Services Ltd
mpanday@parabizsolutions.com, accounts@parabizsolutions.com
876-974-2301 876-620-6159
Pioneering Consultancy Company
contact@pioneeringcc.com fieona.griffiths@gmail.com
876-631-0043 or 876-403-9380
Pioneering Consultancy Company
contact@pioneeringcc.com fieona.griffiths@gmail.com
876-631-0043 or 876-403-9380
Pioneering Consultancy Company
contact@pioneeringcc.com fieona.griffiths@gmail.com
876-631-0043 or 876-403-9380
Pioneering Consultancy Company
contact@pioneeringcc.com fieona.griffiths@gmail.com
876-631-0043 or 876-403-9380
University of the Commonwealth Caribbean
wadams@ucc.edu.jm
876-906-3000
University of the Commonwealth Caribbean
wadams@ucc.edu.jm
876-906-3000
University of the Commonwealth Caribbean
wadams@ucc.edu.jm
876-906-3000
University of the Commonwealth Caribbean
wadams@ucc.edu.jm
876-906-3000
University of the Commonwealth Caribbean
wadams@ucc.edu.jm
876-906-3000
ABTAX Limited
joan.dallas@abtaxlimited.com
876-878-0377, 876-906-0707, 876-619-1773-4
ABTAX Limited
joan.dallas@abtaxlimited.com
876-878-0377, 876-906-0707, 876-619-1773-4
ABTAX Limited
joan.dallas@abtaxlimited.com
876-878-0377, 876-906-0707, 876-619-1773-4
ABTAX Limited
joan.dallas@abtaxlimited.com
876-878-0377, 876-906-0707, 876-619-1773-4
Boldeck Jamaica Limited
ochristie@boldeckja.com
876-754-0833
Boldeck Jamaica Limited
ochristie@boldeckja.com
876-754-0833
Boldeck Jamaica Limited
ochristie@boldeckja.com
876-754-0833
Appfinity Technology
support@appfinitytech.com
876-434-0989
Appfinity Technology
support@appfinitytech.com
876-434-0989
Appfinity Technology
support@appfinitytech.com
876-434-0989
Ingunity Techology
http://www.ingenuitytech.co
melarka.williams@ingenuitytech.co
876-648-1421
Ingunity Techology
http://www.ingenuitytech.co
melarka.williams@ingenuitytech.co
876-648-1421
Ingunity Techology
http://www.ingenuitytech.co
melarka.williams@ingenuitytech.co
876-648-1421
Ingunity Techology
http://www.ingenuitytech.co
melarka.williams@ingenuitytech.co
876-648-1421
Ingunity Techology
http://www.ingenuitytech.co
melarka.williams@ingenuitytech.co
876-648-1421
ResolveIT
www.resolveit.com.jm
info@resolveit.com.jm
Almando Cox
876-754-5000
ResolveIT
www.resolveit.com.jm
info@resolveit.com.jm
Almando Cox
876-754-5000
ResolveIT
www.resolveit.com.jm
info@resolveit.com.jm
Almando Cox
876-754-5000
ResolveIT
www.resolveit.com.jm
info@resolveit.com.jm
Almando Cox
876-754-5000
ResolveIT
www.resolveit.com.jm
info@resolveit.com.jm
Almando Cox
876-754-5000
OTHERS
Offering Training
Vector Technology
35A Eastwood Park Road, Kingston 10
wmarr@adm.vti.edu.jm
http://vector-jm.com/
Particular Presence Technologies Limited
53 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston 10
info@particularpresence.com
www.particularpresence.com
Innovate 10x
12 Kensington Crescent, Kingston
powering@innovate10x.com
www.innovate10x.com
One on One Educational Services
29 Munroe Road, Liguanea, St. Andrew
admin@1on1ts.com
www.1on1lms.com
  1. Application
  • Interested Information Technology firms that are registered in Jamaica should complete the prescribed application form [here] Note: Please link the application form from VTA. All documents requested must be uploaded.
  1. Evaluation Process
  • Applications are reviewed by an expert panel of professionals
  • Applications that receive a score of 70 percent and above will be deemed successful
  1. Contracting
  • Prior to contracting with the IT-BDO due diligence is conducted to ensure that the provider is fit and purpose [link list of documents]
  • Sign a Memorandum of Agreement with the DBJ
  • Selected Service Providers must participate in a DBJ organized Training Session
DBJ - Go Digital - Application

General Information

What is a Go-Digital Voucher?
A Go-Digital voucher is an electronic voucher issued to a Micro and Small Enterprises to promote the adoption of cutting-edge technology in their businesses and is redeemable at any of our Information Technology Business Development Organisation (IT BDO).
Will this voucher come in the form of a cheque?
No. MSE will receive a unique voucher number via email. This voucher number will carry a specified value that is redeemable at a IT BDO.
What can the Go-Digital Vouchers be used for?
• GO-DIGITAL BUSINESS - Payroll Systems, HR Applications, CRM Software; • GO-DIGITAL PRODUCTIVITY – Videoconferencing, Email, Electronic Document/File Management, Collaboration & Project Management; • GO-DIGITAL - BASIC DIGITAL - Social Media, Online Banking, WhatsApp Business Basic; • GO-DIGITAL ADVANCE DIGITAL - Payment Gateway & Ecommerce Platforms, Electronic Signatures, Business Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation, WhatsApp Business, Mobile Ecommerce; and • GO-DIGITAL - PLAN DIGITAL - Digital Transformation Business Plan and Business case development.
What can Go-Digital voucher not be used for?
Vouchers will not be used for: Debt repayment, purchase of hardware, staff salaries, constructions and taxes owed to the government.
How many vouchers can I get?
Vouchers are aligned to the business and not the person. Each registered MSE that meets the criteria can access one (1) Go-Digital voucher.

Eligibility

How does a business qualify for a GO-Digital Voucher?
• Businesses that meet the following criteria can apply for a Go-Digital Voucher: • Business registered in Jamaica • Annual revenues fall below J$75M • Employ less than 20 individuals • Business activity has no adverse environment effect.
Is there any other requirement that may affect my application?
Yes. All Go Digital voucher applications are subject to a Needs Assessment by the Project Manager/IT BDO.
Does the GO DIGITAL voucher affect my regular DBJ VTA?
No. While the Go-Digital vouchers are issued using the same online platform as the regular VTAP, the Go-Digital voucher remains a separate Programme.

Application and Financing

Where do I go to apply for a Go-Digital Voucher?
A qualified MSE may apply for a Go-Digital voucher at www.dbjvoucher.com
What is the turnaround time for approval?
Provided that all information are accurate in the application, vouchers may be issued within five (5) business days.
What is the value of the Go-Digital Voucher?
The Go Digital Voucher is valued at Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000) for the period September 2021 to March 2022
Does the voucher include government taxes?
Yes, General Consumption Tax (GCT) is included in the cost associated with providing the service to the MSE.
Does the MSE have any financial obligation?
The Go Digital Voucher is a grant valued at J$300,000 inclusive of GCT