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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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Guidance on transition from BOS ISO 9001:2008 to BOS ISO 9001:2015 and from BOS ISO 14001:2004 to BOS ISO 14001:2015

Guidance on transition from BOS ISO 9001:2008 to BOS ISO 9001:2015 and from BOS ISO 14001:2004 to BOS ISO 14001:2015

The Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) wishes to notify all interested and affected parties that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the two latest editions of its flagship standards being the ISO 9001:2015... (read more)
4 months ago
BOBS end of year closure (2015)
​Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) would like to inform its valuable customers, stakeholders and the general public that its offices will be closed from 23rd December 2015 and will reopen on Monday 4th January 2016 for both Gaborone and Francistown offices. Customers and the general public are therefore informed that the last day for... (read more)
6 months ago
BOBS’ Successfully Hosted The SADC Water Proficiency Testing Scheme Evaluation Workshop 2015
​BOBS hosted the annual SADC WATER PROFICIENCY TESTING SCHEME - EVALUATION WORKSHOP from the 16 -18th November 2015 at Masa, Lansmore Hotel - Gaborone.
The SADC Water PT Scheme started running in 2004 with the main objective of establishing a proficiency testing for water in the East African Community and... (read more)
6 months ago
World Standards Day 2014 Essay Competition
​Botswana Bureau of Standards will be celebrating World Standards Day on the 14th October 2014 at BOBS’ headquarters, Gaborone. This day is commemorated each year on the 14th October, which is a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary... (read more)
18 months ago
Unitrans Botswana (Pty) Ltd – certification journey continues
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... (read more)
18 months ago
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