Re-Invitation of Airfare Quotation

Thursday, December 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:

Sl no Date From To Rate for economy
1 22-12-2018 Paro Bangkok
2 23-12-2018 Bangkok Tokyo
3 29-12-2018 Osaka Bangkok
4 30-12-2018 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 10th December, 2018 on/before 11.00 Hrs and will be opened at 11:30 Hrs on the same day.
  2. Airline and seats must be confirmed while submitting the quotation and submit confirmed itineraries.
  3. The quoted air fare has to be valid for 2 weeks.
  4. The validation of fares and availability of seats should be as per the details mentioned above.
  5. The route should be the most direct without any stopover and the airline should be reliable and safe(should not be budget airline).
  6. The rates quoted in the bid cannot be an “Excursion” and purchaser reserves the rights for the change in travel dates if necessary.
  7. 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.
  8. Tenders should be accompanied with a lump sum amount of Nu.5000/-only as earnest money in the form of demand draft/cash warrant 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 purchaser reserves every right to reject the bids if it is found not responsive.
  11. The decision of tender committee will be final and binding.
  12. The successful bidder should submit the photocopy of every air ticket along with their invoices for payment.
  13. Tender documents should contain a photocopy of valid trade license issued by Ministry of Economic Affairs.

The bids will be strictly evaluated based on the above terms and conditions.

News on the registration of trademark ‘Zhinor’ by NBC, MoAF

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

The National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests has successfully registered the trademark ‘Zhinor’ with the Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Economic Affairs for its nature based products. The term ‘Zhinor’ was coined from the Dzongkha word “zhidey-gi-norbu” which means, a precious jewel for peacefulness.

This trademark will be used for marketing of the newly launched massage balm and liniment oil that was developed by NBC in partnership with Loggchina community under the Access and Benefit Sharing Framework.

Illustration of the Zhinor balm and Zhinor Liniment

Submitted by: NBC

Invitation of Airfare for NBC Serbithang (changes of travel Schedule)

Friday, November 30th, 2018

The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang would like request all the eligible ticketing agent to ignore the invitation of airfare made via NBC and MoAFs on 28/11/2018 and note the changes made to the travel schedule and quote your bid accordingly to the revised schedule as given below:

Sl.no Date From To Remarks Rate for economy
1 22-12-2018 Paro Bangkok Morning
2 23-12-2018 Bangkok Tokyo Late morning
3 29-12-2018 Osaka Bangkok Late morning
4 30-12-2018 Bangkok Paro Afternoon

 

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 4th December, 2018 on/before 11.00 Hrs and will be opened at 11:30 Hrs 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 in the form of demand draft/cash warrant 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 rates quoted in the bid cannot be an “Excursion” and purchaser reserves the rights for the change in travel dates if necessary.
  12. The purchaser reserves every right to reject the bids if it is found not responsive.
  13. The decision of tender committee will be final and binding.

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

NOTICE INVITING EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

NOTICE INVITING EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

The National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Serbithang is pleased to invite Expression of Interest from Art and Design Firms (s) holding valid Bhutanese Trade License to “Design, supply and install biodiversity interpretation materials” at the Royal Botanical Garden, National Biodiversity Centre, based on the interpretation texts developed by the NBC and the size of the space available at the existing Botanical Garden Interpretation hall.

Terms of Reference, Interpretation texts and back ground explanations will be available from NBC’s website: Terms of Reference for EoI_Interpretation and TEXT FOR INTERPRETATION HALL_from 27th November 2018 onwards.

Expression of Interest along with all relevant documents mentioned in the ToR need to be submitted by 10:00 Hrs on 11th December 2018

Opening of Bids:  At 10.30 Hrs 11th December 2018 at National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang.

Address for the submission of Expression of Interest:
Program Director

National Biodiversity Centre
Ministry of Agriculture and Forests
Post Box: 875
Serbithang, Thimphu, Bhutan
Tel: 975-2-351417/351218
Fax: 975-2-351219
Email: info@nbc.gov.bt

Program Director

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang, is pleased to invite applications from the interested Bhutanese nationals for the following post:

Sl No Post Category No. of Post Age Limit
1 Gardener at Royal Botanical Garden, Serbithang ESP 1 18-45

The applicants fulfilling the criteria should submit an application to Adm. Section, NBC, along with the following documents, not later than 4pm on 14/12/2018. The shortlisted candidate shall be contacted for an interview.

  1. Employment application form (Annexure 4/1). Available in RCSC website
  2. Valid Medical fitness certificate
  3. Security clearance certificate
  4. Citizen ID photo copy
  5. NOC from parent office, if employed
  6. Experience certificate if any

For further information, please contract @ 02-351417/351218 during office hours.