Standard Reference Materials

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.

Agency - Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce fosters and promotes the nation's economic development and technological advancement through vigilance in international trade policy, domestic business policy and growth, and promoting economic progress at all levels.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Department of Commerce field offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 18649000. Fiscal Year 2017: 21449000. Fiscal Year 2018: 21500000.

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federal agencies, State and local governments, societies, institutions, firms, corporations, and individuals may purchase the materials.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Not applicable.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. 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.

Award Procedures

Not applicable.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Executive Order National Bureau of Standards Organic Act, Public Law 56-177, Title 15, Part USC, Section 272, Public Law 56-177, 15 Stat. 272.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not Applicable. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Not Applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not Applicable.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

Not applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification

13-4650-0-4-376; 13-0500-0-0-376.

Obigations

(Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods) FY 16 $18,649,000; FY 17 est $21,449,000; and FY 18 est $21,500,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

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 2300, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2300. E-mail: srminfo@nist.gov. Catalogs and price lists may be viewed electronically by accessing URL http://www.nist.gov/srm

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Department of Commerce field offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Kim Carpentier 100 Bureau Drive , Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 Email: kimball.carpentier@nist.gov Phone: 3019752684 Fax: 3019485603

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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