Re- Invitation of quotation

Friday, February 9th, 2018

The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang would like to invite quotation for catering services for the fiscal year 2017-2018 from the eligible caterer.

The tender document can be downloaded from the link below:

Last date of submission: 28th February, 2018, on/before 11am.

Opening date: 28th February, 2018 at 11:30am

catering of meals

Workshop Report

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Tandem Workshop on the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing & The Multi-Lateral System of Access and Benefit-Sharing under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food & Agriculture (ITPGRFA).

Bhutan tandem final report 2018 final

Invitation of Airfare Quotation

Monday, January 29th, 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:

  1. Type of Class: Economy

No. of Pax: 1 pax.

Date                                          From                                           To

27/02/2018                             Paro                                            New Delhi to CDG, Paris

13/04/2018                             CDG, Paris                                 New Delhi

14/04/2018                             New Delhi                                  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 5th February, 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 reasons.

Invitation of Airfare Quotation

Monday, January 29th, 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:

  1. Type of Class: Economy

No. of Pax: 3 pax.

Date                                          From                                           To

17/02/2018                             Paro                                             Bangkok

18/02/2018                             Bangkok                                      Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia

24/02/2018                             Malaysia                                      Bangkok

25/02/2018                             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 31st January, 2018 on/before 09.30AM and will be opened at 10:00am 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 reasons.

A new species of orchid discovered

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

A new species of orchid discovered and named in honor of Her Majesty Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck

Spathoglottis jetsuniae is a new and striking orchid species discovered and named in honor of Her Majesty Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck.

The new species Spathoglottis jetsuniae N.Gyeltshen, K.Tobgyel & Dalström, is a striking terrestrial orchid, first discovered accidently by the staff of the National Biodiversity Centre on 3rdNovember, 2016, in the remote region of Ngangla-Kaktong of Zhemgang district during the ground composition survey for other two species of orchids, namely Paphiopedilum fairrieanum (Lindl.) Stein and Paphiopedilum venustum (Wall. ex Sims) Pfitzer and tree seed exploration and collection expedition for the native Tree Seed Conservation Project. This striking terrestrial orchid in full bloom was found growing inside the selected plot, which was at 1038 m.a.s.l. elevation with a soil pH of 7.1 – 7.8. Currently, the other known locations of this species are the remote villages of Martshala and Sarjung in the SamdrupJongkhar district, where this species is found growing on limestone outcrops together with P. fairrieanum.

The genus Spathoglottis currently consists of about 50 species with some additional varieties and natural hybrids, distributed from India, Nepal, Bhutan, much of tropical and subtropical SE Asia, China, Indonesia, New Guinea, Australia and the Pacific Islands. The Orchid Flora of Bhutan (Pearce & Cribb, 2002) lists only one species of Spathoglottis from Bhutan, namely Spathoglottis ixioides (D.Don) Lindl., a rather small and yellow-flowered species. Therefore, the discovery of this new and striking Spathoglottis is a welcome addition to the increasing number of orchid and other floral species in the country as well as to the world orchid flora.

Spathoglottis jetsuniae is closely related and rather similar to Spathoglottis hardingiana C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f., which is not recorded from the country as of now. It is however distinguishable from S. hardingiana in having almost smooth inflorescence and pedicels as opposed to distinctly hairy inflorescence and pedicels in S. hardingiana. A purplish flower (turns white when mature) with distinctly yellow lip of Spathoglottis jetsuniae also makes it distinct from S. hardingiana which has pale mauve lip. Details of diagnostic characters of Spathoglottis jetsuniae can be found in the publication at http://www.lankesteriana.org/LankesterianaJournal/17(3)/3.%20Gyeltshen%20et%20al.%202017.pdf or http://biodiversity.bt/document/show/177