Tanzania Bureau Of Standards: TBS Tanzania Contact Address 2021

Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) was established under the Ministry of Industry and Trade by an Act of Parliament, the Standards Act No.3 of 1975 as the National Standards Institute and became operational in April 1976.

It was subsequently renamed Tanzania Bureau of Standards through an amendment to the Act by Act No.1 of 1977. The Standards Act No. 3 was later repealed and replaced by the Standards Act No. 2 of 2009, which gave the Bureau more powers in carrying out its mandate.
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The main functions of TBS

  1. Formulation and promulgation of Tanzania standards in all sectors of the country’s economy.
  2. Implementation of the promulgated standards through third party certification schemes.
  3. Improving the quality of industrial products both for export and local consumption through various certification schemes.
  4. Promotion of standardization and quality assurance services in industry and commerce through training of personnel in Company Standardization, Quality Assurance and Management Systems, Quality Improvement, Laboratory Techniques and Accreditation, Packaging Technology and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP).
  5. Undertaking testing of product samples drawn by TBS inspectors in the course of implementing standards (certification samples), requested by manufacturers themselves (type-testing samples), brought by consumers (consumer complaints samples) or for checking laboratory proficiency (proficiency testing samples);
  6. Undertaking calibration of industrial and scientific measuring equipment and instruments in the areas of mass, length, volume, energy, temperature, etc.

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) Location

Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) Headquarters are located at Ubungo – Dar es Salaam with the following contact address:

Postal Address Headquarters Office, P O Box 9524,
Sam Nujoma Road / Morogoro Road, Ubungo, Dar es Salaam.
Telephone: +255 22 2450206
Telefax Nō:+255 22 2450206
Postal Address Headquarters Office, P O Box 9524, Sam Nujoma Road / Morogoro Road, Ubungo, Dar es Salaam.
Toll Free Number 0800110827

Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) Services

TBS provides the following service;

  1. Product certification
  2. Testing
  3. Calibration (Measurements)
  4. Implementation of standards
  5. Product inspection
  6. Public education
  7. Management system certification
  8. Standards development and harmonization
  9. Training and Consultancy

Certification Service

TBS operates three product certification schemes which are;

  • Standards Mark Certification: The Standards Mark Certification Scheme allows manufacturers whose products have conformed to Tanzania standards to use the ‘tbs’ Standards Mark of Quality on their products.
  • Batch Certification Scheme for Imports: Batch Certification Scheme for Imports is part of the implementation of Government Notice No. 672 of 1998 – The (Standards Compulsory Batch Certification of Imports) Regulations.
  • Tested Product Certification Scheme: TBS runs the Tested Product Certification Scheme whereby the manufacturer claims to produce according to company, foreign or international standards which may not be available in Tanzania.
  • Management System Certification: TBS provides audits and certification services to both public and private Institutions for both inside and outside the country, it operates according to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17021

Testing and Calibration

 The TBS Test House was established in 1982 to assist manufacturers to improve the quality of their products, provide facilities for the testing of products to ensure suitability for their intended use, and verify pre-export and pre-import product quality.

  • Chemistry Laboratory: The Chemistry Laboratory at the TBS Test House has been established to provide test f Facilities and services for all chemical and allied products, including petroleum products.
  • Materials Testing Laboratories (MTL): Incorrectly designed or specified materials and equipment can cause serious injury and/or considerable damage to property. In order to minimize these hazards,  TBS offers the facility of materials testing.

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Training and Consultancy

Tailor made courses on quality management are also organized according to customers’ needs. These courses target industrial personnel covering shop floor workers, supervisors, managers and chief executives.
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Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) Offices And Contact Address

TBS Head Office Contact Address – Dar es salaam

Postal Address Headquarters Office, P O Box 9524, Sam Nujoma Road / Morogoro Road, Ubungo, Dar es Salaam.
Telephone: +255 22 2450206
Telefax Nō:+255 22 2450206
Postal Address Headquarters Office, P O Box 9524, Sam Nujoma Road / Morogoro Road, Ubungo, Dar es Salaam.
Toll Free Number 0800110827

TBS Lake Zone Contact address – Mwanza

Postal Address Lake Zone, NSSF Building, 3rd Floor, P O Box 1814, Mwanza. Tanzania.
BORDER OFFICES IN THIS ZONE: 1. Uwanja wa ndege wa Mwanza 2. Bandari ya Mwanza 3. Mpaka wa Sirari 4.Mpaka wa Kabanga 5. Mpaka wa Rusumo 6. Mpaka wa Mutukula
Telephone: 0282505044
Telefax Nō:0282505044
Postal Address Lake Zone, NSSF Building, 3rd Floor, P O Box 1814, Mwanza. Tanzania. BORDER OFFICES IN THIS ZONE: 1. Uwanja wa ndege wa Mwanza 2. Bandari ya Mwanza 3. Mpaka wa Sirari 4.Mpaka wa Kabanga 5. Mpaka wa Rusumo 6. Mpaka wa Mutukula
Toll Free Number 0800110827

TBS western Zone Contact address – kigoma

Postal Address Western Zone, NSSF Building (Mafao House), 2nd Floor, P O Box 1276, Kigoma. Tanzania
Telephone: 0282804023
Telefax Nō:0282804023
Postal Address Western Zone, NSSF Building (Mafao House), 2nd Floor, P O Box 1276, Kigoma. Tanzania
Toll Free Number 0800110827
TBS Northern Zone Contact address – Arusha
Postal Address Northern Zone, NSSF Building (Mafao House), 2nd Floor, P O Box 2399, Arusha. Tanzania.
Telephone: +255 27 2520143
Telefax Nō:+255 27 2520143
Postal Address Northern Zone, NSSF Building (Mafao House), 2nd Floor, P O Box 2399, Arusha. Tanzania.
Toll Free Number 0800110827

TBS Central Zone Contact address – dodom

Postal Address Central Zone, PSSSF Building, 6th Floor, P O Box 2956, Dodoma, Tanzania.
Telephone: +255 26 2520310
Telefax Nō:+255 26 2520310
Postal Address Central Zone, PSSSF Building, 6th Floor, P O Box 2956, Dodoma, Tanzania.
Toll Free Number 0800110827

TBS southern highlands Zone Contact address – mbeya

Postal Address Southern Highlands Zone, NHIF Building, 7th Floor, P O Box 1674, Mbeya. Tanzania.
Telephone: 0252502848
Telefax Nō:0252502848
Postal Address Southern Highlands Zone, NHIF Building, 7th Floor, P O Box 1674, Mbeya. Tanzania.
Toll Free Number 0800110827

TBS southern Zone Contact address – mtwara

Postal Address Southern Zone, P O Box 1396, MTUWASA Building, Mtwara – Tanzania.
Telephone: 0232334477
Telefax Nō:0232334477
Postal Address Southern Zone, P O Box 1396, MTUWASA Building, Mtwara – Tanzania.
Toll Free Number 0800110827

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