GIS training workshop for natural resources conducted

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Group Photo
A ten-day training workshop on Geographical Information System (GIS) was successfully conducted at the Royal Thimphu College, Thimphu from 3rd October to 13th October 2017. The workshop aimed at equipping officials interested to incorporate GIS in their daily works, with basic GIS analytics features that can be represented according to different goals and needs. The workshop also allowed participants to network and coordinate their plans and efforts towards nature conservation.
Participants were introduced to carrying out biodiversity field measurement activities in the nearby forests; also, participants will be allowed to bring their own data for analysis. Following practical sessions were also introduced:

• Use of ArcGIS to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present various types of spatial and geographical data related to biodiversity.
• Use of Global Positioning System (GPS) tools to collect field data.
• Establishment of a data collection chain, from planning to surveying and the data transfer from GPS into GIS projects using best practices and avoiding the most common errors faced during these stages. Develop draft plans for specific follow-up activities.
• Coordinate to select appropriate means and structures to contribute to nation-wide biodiversity conservation strategies

In addition, the participants were also provided with licensed ArcGIS software to continue working with the GIS. Participants from various organizations such as RSPN, National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), College of Natural Resources (CNR), UWICER, Trashigang Forest Division, National Statistical Bureau (NSB), National Mushroom Centre (NMC), National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC), National Environmental Commission (NEC), Dagana Central School, and Green Bhutan Corp., attended the training workshop.

The training workshop was organized by the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) in collaboration with Royal Thimphu College and University of California Davis, USA, with funding support from EFN, WWF-US.

-National Biodiversity Centre (NBC)

Invitation of quotation

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang would like to invite quotation for field dress and lab. accessories from the eligible supplier.

The tender document can be downloaded from the link below:


Last date of submission: 12th October, 2017, on/before 11am.

Opening date: 12th October, 2017 at 11:30am.

Invitation of quotation

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

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: 29th September, 2017, on/before 11am.

Opening date: 29th September, 2017 at 11:30am.

catering of meals

Invitation of Airfare Quotation

Monday, September 18th, 2017

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 Official:
1. Mrs. Asta Maya Tamang

Date From To
1st October, 2017 Paro Bangkok
2nd October 2017 Bangkok PSA(Pisa International Airport, Italy).


  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 20thSeptember, 2017 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.


Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang is pleased to invite sealed bids from eligible supplier for the supply and installation of lab. Equipment and consumables for AnGR, PGR and RBGS program, under NBC, Serbithang.

The tender documents can be downloaded from the link provided below:

Last date of submission: not later than 11am on 13/10/2017

Opening date: 11:30am on 13/10/2017

For detail, contact: 02-351417/350268