Calibration Program

To provide a consistent system of physical measurement in the United States of America.



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.




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Calibrations and tests are provided on a fee basis to state and local governments, academic institutions, scientific laboratories, industrial firms, corporations, and individuals.

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. Submission of purchase order to appropriate office for service of interest: Calibration Program, 100 Bureau Drive Stop 8363, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8363.

Award Procedures

Not applicable.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

National Bureau of Standards Organic Act, Public Law 56-177, Title 15, Part 271, Section et seq, Public Law 56-177, 15 U.S.C 271.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

N/A. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: N/A.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not Applicable.

Audits

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133, (Revised, June 27, 2003 and June 26, 2007), 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.

Records

Not applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification

13-4650-0-4-376.

Obigations

(Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods) FY 16 $7,481,000; FY 17 est $7,377,000; and FY 18 est $7,300,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

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 at http://www.nist.gov/calibrations/

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

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

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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