• Bhutan Biodiversity Portal Award Winners

    The National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) is pleased to announce the winners of the Bhutan Biodiversity Portal Top Observer Awards and the recent Wild River BioBlitz competition.

    “We have two exceptional Bhutan Biodiversity Portal users and we wanted to acknowledge their contribution through the Top Observer Awards” said Mrs. Sangay Dema, Principal Biodiversity Officer at NBC.

    The winners of the Bhutan Biodiversity Portal Top Observer awards are Mr. Tandin Wangchuk from Trashigang Forest Division who uploaded 2353 observations. Our second winner is Mr. Phuentsho from Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park (JSWNP) who uploaded 1982 observations.

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  • Organic Agriculture Write Shop Ongoing

    norden16 to 8 June, 2018, Thimphu: A write shop on a Flagship Program on Organic Agriculture (OA) titled “Supporting organic sector development towards food security and livelihood” is being held in the Institute of Management Studies (IMS), Serbethang, Thimphu from 6 to 8thJune, 2018. The write shop was facilitated by the National Organic Programme (NOP) under the ARDC-Yusipang, Department of Agriculture (DoA) with budgetary support from the Policy Planning Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF).  It is being participated by the Flagship program’s focal officials from different agencies within the DoA, Department of Livestock, Department of Forest and Park Services, Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives, Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority and National Biodiversity Centre.

    The main objectives of the write shop were to develop a comprehensive plan and a concept paper for the Flagship program on OA, which is expected to be implemented in the 12th Five Year Plan (FYP).  The flagship program will be over and above the normal 12th FYP of the NOP which will be implemented in all the twenty Dzongkhags focussing on potential organic commodities comprising of crops, livestock commodities and Non-wood Forest Products.  The flagship program will also preferably be carried out in potential Geogs. Apart from organic productions, certifications, processing and marketing; the program will also focus on in-country organic inputs productions such as bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides, organic seeds, organic feed and fodder. Other plans are to establish some important infrastructures such as labs, storage facilities, supply of organic farm inputs, carry out research and development activities, public advocacy and capacity building of stakeholders.

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  • Vacancies at ICIMOD

    ICIMODThe following positions are vacant at ICIMOD. These vacancies are currently active on their website and they are accepting applications from suitable candidates. Interested candidates can apply using their online application system. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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  • Quotation for Air Ticket

    Procurement Section, Directorate Services, MoAF, Thimphu would like to invite sealed bids from the eligible license holders for the supply of Air Tickets as per the following details:

    Terms and Conditions:

    1. All bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked as “Quotation for Air Ticket” to the Procurement and Store Section, Directorate Service Unit, MoAF, Thimphu latest by11th June 2018 before 9.30:00 AM and will be opened at 10:30 AM on the same day.
    2. The rate should be quoted in BTN (Nu.) as per the sector specified and will be selected as per the procurement rules and regulation.
    3. Airline and seats must be confirmed while submitting the quotation and submit confirmed itineraries.
    4. The validation of fares and availability of seats should be as per the details mentioned above.
    5. The successful bidder should submit the photocopy of every air ticket along with their invoices for payment.
    6. Unconditional quotations like an increase of fares or changes of airlines at the time of travel are not accepted.
    7. Tender documents should contain copies of: (a) Valid trade license issued by Ministry of Economic Affairs, and (b) tax clearance certificate.
    8. Tenders should be accompanied with a lump sum amount of Nu 10,000/- only as earnest money deposit (EMD) in the form of draft/cash warrant issued in favour of the Project Director, FSAPP, DoA, MoAF, Thimphu.
    9. The earnest money of the lowest evaluated bidder shall be retained with the ministry 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. In case the lowest bidder withdraws his/her bid then the second lowest bidder shall be asked to purchase and issue ticket(s) and the difference amount shall be borne by the lowest bidder.
    11. Quotation without EMD and without sealed envelope will be rejected.
    12. 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
    DateSectorNo. of passengerRemarks
    23 June 2018Paro – Bangkok9 pax, EC
    24 June 2018Bangkok – Yangoon9 pax, EC
    3 July 2018Yangoon – Bangkok9 pax, EC
    4 July 2018Bangkok –Paro9 pax, EC

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  • Notice Inviting Tender

    The National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) Serbithang, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests would like to invite sealed bids from the eligible printing firm having valid license for the book printing

    The tender documents can be downloaded from the link below:

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

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