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.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
National Institute of Standards and Technology (Nist), Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
H - Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 17764000 18649000
Fiscal Year 2018 24526000
Fiscal Year 2019 24530000
15 U.S.C. 272(c)(6)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federal agencies, State and local governments, societies, institutions, firms, corporations, and individuals may purchase the materials.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not Applicable.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 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. Catalogs and price lists may be viewed at
Award Procedure
Not Applicable.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not Applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not Applicable. Not Applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Steven Choquette
100 Bureau Drive

Gaithersburg, MD 20899 US
Phone: 3019753096
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods) FY 18$20,101,453.00; FY 19 est $23,144,000.00; FY 20 est $22,119,800.00; FY 17$22,159,227.00; FY 16$18,649,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/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: Catalogs and price lists may be viewed electronically by accessing URL
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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