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.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Provides traceability to the National Standards for measurements that are used for assurance of interchangeability and uniformity of manufactured items, for process control, for informational and scientific purposes, and for fairness and objectivity in commerce and regulation.
There are no use restrictions.
Calibrations and tests are provided on a fee basis to state and local governments, academic institutions, scientific laboratories, industrial firms, corporations, and individuals.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Submission of purchase order to appropriate office for service of interest: Calibration Program, 100 Bureau Drive Stop 2330, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2330; or to M.C. 818.01, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce, Boulder, CO 80303.
National Bureau of Standards Organic Act, Public Law 56-177, as amended, 15 U.S.C. 271 et seq.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133, (Revised, June 27, 2003), Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal Awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for the year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
(Operating expenses) FY 07 $7,877,400; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 250 "Calibration and Related Measurement Services of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and NIST 250 appendix, "Fee Schedule"" available on the web. Program Literature: The NIST Technical Notes (TN's), Special Publications (SP's), and Monographs listed in SP 250, may be obtained at the price indicated from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402; or from the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22151.
Regional or Local Office
Calibration Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 2330, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2330. Telephone: (301) 975-2092. E-mail: email@example.com. Fax: (301) 869-3548.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
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