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    Standards Development

Welcome to the BOBS Website

Standards provide a veritable backbone for daily life. They encourage an improved quality of life by contributing to safety, human health and protection of the environment. Following the adoption of the Standards Act by parliament in 1995, Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) became a Parastatal in April 1997 as envisaged in the Act. It is governed by a 12 member Standards Council, appointed by Minister of Trade & Industry. BOBS is the official body responsible for all issues related to standardization and quality assurance at the national level. BOBS is also a full member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the national contact point for all SADC programmes and Standardization and Quality Assurance. BOBS offers technical services in the areas of standardization, testing of goods, certification of products, industrial & trade metrology, quality management systems, environmental management systems, information and training. BOBS is also a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). readmore...


BOBS at BOCCIM Northern Trade Fair, Ghanzi and Mahalapye Agricultural shows -1/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

People attend exhibitions for various reasons such as for the business networking opportunities, trading opportunities and general acquiring of knowledge about various organizations that exist within the country that they might one day need assistance from. readmore...


Botho University joins family of BOS ISO 9001:2008 QMS certified Organisations -1/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Botho University has made a historic move as it became the first ever private institution in Botswana to be awarded the BOS ISO 9001:2008 certification. This historic event took place on the 17th June 2013 at Botho University’s campus in Gaborone. readmore...


CMS - First ever Government Department gets BOS ISO 9001:2008 QMS certified -1/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

History is made every day and 19th February 2013 proved to be one such day. This is the day the nation witnessed Central Medical Stores (CMS), a Government Department, being handed their first ever Quality Management Systems certification – BOS ISO 9001:2008. Certification is a process and we saw this process evolve in the eve of April 2011 when CMS chose Botswana Bureau of Standards as their preferred certification body. Certification is a process that requires commitment and ownership from top management and cascades to all levels in an organization. readmore...


Unitrans Botswana (Pty) Ltd – certification journey continues -1/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

The journey began in August 2006; this is the time Unitrans Botswana (Pty) Ltd obtained their first QMS certification and has by far revolved twice. First renewal was in August 2009, as the certification is a three year cycle and the second renewal was in 2012. Unitrans applied for re-certification on the 25th May 2012 and this time around Francistown Depot was made a branch of the Regional Depot this meant that the company had a desire to get multi site certification. readmore...


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