NOTICE INVITING for RE-TENDER

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests would like to invite sealed bids for eligible having valid license for the Hiring Vehicles.

The re-tender document can be downloaded from the link below:

The tender has to be submitted to the Adm section, NBC, Serbithang.

The submission date: 27/7/2018, not later than 11 am.

Opening date: 27/7/2018, at 11.30 am

For detail, contact: 02-351417/350268

VEHICLE TENDER DOCUMENT.

NOTICE INVITING TENDER

Friday, July 6th, 2018

The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang would like to invite air fare quotation from the eligible ticketing agent for the following sectors, as per the itinerary provided below:

Type of Class: Economy

Name of Pax: 1

Sl No Date From To
1 25 August, 2018 Paro Bangkok
2 26 August, 2018 Bangkok Siem Reap, Combodia
3 1 September, 2018 Siem Reap, Combodia Bangkok
4 2 september, 2018 Bangkok Paro

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. All bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked as “Quotation for Air Ticket” to the Program Director, National Biodiversity Centre, MoAF latest by 13th  July, 2018 on/before 11.00AM and will be opened at 11:30am on the same day.
  2. Airline and seats must be confirmed while submitting the quotation and submit confirmed itineraries.
  3. The validation of fares and availability of seats should be as per the details mentioned above.
  4. The successful bidder should submit the photocopy of every air ticket along with their invoices for payment.
  5. Unconditional quotations like an increase of fares or changes of airlines at the time of travel are not accepted, and shall result in forfeiting of EMD.
  6. The quoted air fare has to be valid for 3 weeks.
  7. Tender documents should contain a photocopy of valid trade license issued by Ministry of Economic Affairs.
  8. Tenders should be accompanied with a lump sum amount of Nu.5000/-only as earnest money deposit in the form of draft/cash warrant (Cheque will not be accepted) issued in favour of the Program Director, National Biodiversity Centre.
  9. The earnest money of the lowest evaluated bidder shall be retained with the Centre as performance security deposit and will be returned only after the delivery of the air tickets mentioned in the supply order for the above sector.
  10. The route should be shortest possible with appropriate duration for transits, if any, reasonable boarding timing and in a reliable and safe airline.
  11. The purchaser reserves every right to reject the bids if it is found not responsive to our terms and conditions, and the decision of tender committee will be final and binding.

Evaluation of bids will be based on fare as well as the availability of confirmed seats, suitability of travel timing and reputation of the airline for safety reason.

NBC analyses the genetic diversity and population structure of three traditional horse breeds of Bhutan based on 29 DNA microsatellite markers

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

For landlocked Bhutan characterized by rugged terrain and harsh climatic conditions, the highly adapted traditional horse breeds played an unfailing role in country’s trade during the pre-modernization era. It continues to play an important role in many parts of the country where motorable road has not yet reached. However, the horse population in the country is rapidly declining due to various factors, including their diminishing utility. Reducing population size leads to inbreeding which in turn affects survival, performance and productivity. Assessment of genetic diversity is one of the tools to determine the status of the diversity and develop strategies for effective management of animal genetic resources.

As the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) is mandated to promoting conservation and sustainable utilization of biodiversity, in particular of the traditional genetic diversity, a team from Animal Genetic Resources Program of NBC assessed the genetic diversity and population structure of Bhutanese traditional horses (Yuta, Boeta and Sharta)  using  the standard DNA microsatellite genotyping tools.

The following are the key findings from the study:

  • The genetic diversity in traditional horse population was high with low levels of inbreeding. This is expected due to the optimum population which is still available, the lack of specific horse breeding programs and prevailing random mating practices in the country.

 

  • Genetic differentiation among the traditional breeds was however low. The can be attributed to lack of isolation of breeds and a high level of genetic exchanges among the horse breeds (interbreeding) observed.

Overall, this study suggests that the traditional horse breeds of Bhutan are genetically less differentiated. However, a high individual genetic diversity provides an optimistic outlook for the survival of the declining traditional horse population, if appropriate management interventions are implemented.

Full publication of the study is available from http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0199376 or  http://biodiversity.bt/document/show/193
Submitted by: NBC

Invitation of Airfare Quotation

Monday, June 18th, 2018

The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang would like to invite air fare quotation from the eligible ticketing agent for the following sectors, as per the itinerary provided below:

Type of Class: Economy

No. of pax: 2

Date From To
24th June, 2018 Bangkok Singapore
27th June, 2018 Singapore Bangkok

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. All bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked as “Quotation for Air Ticket” to the Program Director, National Biodiversity Centre, MoAFs latest by 21st June, 2018 on/before 10.00AM and will be opened at 10:30am on the same day.
  2. Airline and seats must be confirmed while submitting the quotation and submit confirmed itineraries.
  3. The validation of fares and availability of seats should be as per the details mentioned above.
  4. The successful bidder should submit the photocopy of every air ticket along with their invoices for payment.
  5. Unconditional quotations like an increase of fares or changes of airlines at the time of travel are not accepted, and shall result in forfeiting of EMD.
  6. The quoted air fare has to be valid for 3 weeks.
  7. Tender documents should contain a photocopy of valid trade license issued by Ministry of Economic Affairs.
  8. Tenders should be accompanied with a lump sum amount of Nu.1000/-only as earnest money deposit in the form of draft/cash warrant (Cheque will not be accepted) issued in favour of the Program Director, National Biodiversity Centre.
  9. The earnest money of the lowest evaluated bidder shall be retained with the Centre as performance security deposit and will be returned only after the delivery of the air tickets mentioned in the supply order for the above sector.
  10. The route should be shortest possible with appropriate duration for transits, if any, reasonable boarding timing and in a reliable and safe airline.
  11. The purchaser reserves every right to reject the bids if it is found not responsive to our terms and conditions, and the decision of tender committee will be final and binding.

Evaluation of bids will be based on fare as well as the availability of confirmed seats, suitability of travel timing and reputation of the airline for safety reasons.

NOTICE INVITING TENDER

Monday, June 11th, 2018

The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests would like to invite sealed bids for eligible suppliers having valid license for the supply of following items

  1. Office Stationaries.
  2. Electrical & hardware items.
  3. Vehicle spare parts, General Maintenance & Tyres.
  4. Catering

Last Date of the submission: 10th July, 2018. On/before 11am.

Opening date: 10th July, 2018 at 11.30 am.

Bidding Documents for Office Stationaries

Bidding Documents Electrical & hardware items

Bidding Documents Vehicle spare parts, General Maintenance & Tyres

Bidding Documents Catering