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NIST Acquisitions

Welcome to the NIST Acquisitions information page. NIST relies on contractors and vendors to supply many goods and services necessary to fulfill our mission. Every year, NIST buys millions of dollars worth of supplies and services from office equipment to specialized scientific instruments. If you're interested in supplying goods and services to NIST, you'll find valuable information here.

This service represents NIST's continuing commitment to improve its responsiveness to potential government contractors by providing as many documents as possible via the Internet.  NIST posts synopses of acquisition requirements and downloadable versions of related solicitations and amendments to FEDBIZOPPS.

To be eligible for an award, all vendors must register with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR).

Supplies and Services

NIST purchases the following supplies and services.
  • Scientific Supplies and Equipment
  • Research and Development
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Architect & Engineering Services
  • Construction
  • ADP Hardware, Software, Maintenance, Integration
  • Scientific Studies
  • Economic Analyses
  • Engineering Services
  • Telecommunications
  • Office Equipment
  • Furniture

See FEDBIZOPPS for all NIST acquisition requirements.

NIST Small, Minority & Woman Owned Business Specialist

Department of Commerce (Office of Small and Disadvantage Business Utilization (OSDBU)

Forecast of Contract Opportunities

How to Sell to U.S. Department of Commerce


SF 3881 -- ACH Vendor/Miscellaneous Payment Enrollment FormAdobe Acrobat File

If another format is required for the forms SF 294, SF 295, and SF 3881, please go to the GSA Forms Library.

ESRS - Electronic Subcontracting Report System
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Federal Procurement Related Sites

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A Guide to NIST - A catalog describing agency missions, functions and programs.

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Last updated: March 19, 2007

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