Standard Reference Materials
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Bureau of Standards Organic Act, Public Law 56-177, as amended, 15 U.S.C. 272 et seq.
Standard Reference Materials are certified and issued by NIST to develop accurate methods of analysis; to calibrate measurement systems used to: (1) facilitate the exchange of goods, (2) institute quality control, (3) determine material performance characteristics, (4) measure materials at state-of-the-art limits, and (5) assure the long-term adequacy and integrity of measurement quality assurance programs.
Types of Assistance
Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Standard Reference Materials are used as primary reference measurement standards in such areas as clinical laboratories testing, air and water pollution monitoring, low-level radioactive pollution monitoring, and production control of basic materials, such as steel, rubber, cement, and plastics. Standard Reference Materials are intended for measurement quality control, regulatory compliance, product development, and scientific research.
Federal agencies, State and local governments, societies, institutions, firms, corporations, and individuals may purchase the materials.
Application and Award Process
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Purchase orders should be directed to the Standard Reference Materials Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 2322, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2322.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
(Operating expenses) FY 07 $12,025,100; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In fiscal year 2006 sales are estimated to be 30,500 units.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
General information is available at no cost from the Standard Reference Materials Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive Stop 2322, Building 820, Room 135, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2322. Email: email@example.com. Catalogs and price lists may be viewed electronically by accessing URL http://www.nist.gov/srm or can be obtained from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Order C13.10.260).
Regional or Local Office
Department of Commerce field offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Standard Reference Materials Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 2322, Building 820, Room 113, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2322. Telephone: (301) 975-6776. Use the same number for FTS. Fax: (301) 948-3730. E- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web Site Address
11.601, Calibration Program
11.603, National Standard Reference Data System
11.650, National Technical Information Service
Examples of Funded Projects
Criteria for Selecting Proposals