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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. The Botswana Bureau of Standards is an Enquiry Point to WTO/TBT (World Trade Organization’s Technical Barriers to Trade). readmore...


 

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BOBS TESTING LABORATORIES SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION TO ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 ACCREDITATION

Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) is delighted to announce that its Testing laboratories located at Plot 55745, Block 8, Gaborone, successfully transited to ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 - General requirements for the competency of testing and calibration laboratories, and are now accredited to the same standard... (read more)

Press Release - BOS 65 Implementation

The Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) wishes to remind the public, the business community and stakeholders affected by Botswana standards BOS 65-1:2003 Reconditioning of firefighting equipment - Part 1: Portable rechargeable fire extinguishers, and BOS 65-2:2003 Reconditioning of fire equipment - Part 2: Fire hose... (read more)

PRESS RELEASE-COST RECOVERY - TESTING OF HAND SANITIZERS

The Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) wishes to inform all its valued customers and stakeholders that with effect from 1st November 2020, the standard BOS 844: 2020 – Hand Sanitizer (Alcohol based) will no longer be provided for free. Further, testing for hand sanitizers (alcohol based)... (read more)

BOBS Expression of Interest

The Botswana Bureau of Standards is working on its supplier database that will be used for the next two (2) years below the tendering threshold. BOBS therefore invites companies providing the following products/services to express interest to be included in the Suppliers database:​

BOBS EOI Advert.pdf

PROVISION OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES DURING THE CURRENT GREATER GABORONE ZONE LOCKDOWN

The public is kindly informed that the Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) has instituted the following measures after an assessment of risks on staff, its customers and stakeholders, and impact on business continuity.

The Francistown Office will remain fully operational from 0745 Hrs – 1700 Hrs... (read more)

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