Certified Reference Materials (CRMs)

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the COVID-19 situation in the US, shipment of NBL PO materials is limited and delayed.  If you have an urgent need, please contact us via email or telephone.

The NBL Program Office provides Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) for use in nuclear and nuclear-related analytical measurement activities. Availability is consistent with existing U.S. regulations and international agreements regarding possession of such materials. For a listing of materials, prices, ordering information and Certificates of Analysis, please use the links below.

For more information and special request inquiries, please contact the NBL Program Office by email at NBLSales@science.doe.gov or by telephone at (630) 252-2767

Contracts and Signed Statements
A complete listing of our Terms and Conditions can be found on our Ordering Information page and on our order form.  As an agency of the United States Government, Department of Energy, NBL Program Office attests solely to the provision provided in these Terms and Conditions.  Receipt of orders by the NBL Program Office does not imply acceptance of any provisions set forth in the order that are contrary to the policy, practice, or regulations of the Department of Energy or the U.S. Government.  In general, the NBL Program Office will not sign any affidavits, acknowledgement forms, or other documents for procurement of goods and services.

Shipping and Fee’s
The NBL Program Office will include the cost of shipping containers and a packaging fee for each container in an order.  Materials will be shipped in compliance with U.S. and international shipping and transportation regulations relevant to the particular type of material. For international orders the purchaser may arrange for their own transport broker, or the Program Office can supply contacts for brokers.  Domestic orders typically ship via FedEx.  Customers are responsible for any custom dues, import fees or fee’s associated with export licenses.

Payment and Invoicing
The NBL Program Office is a Federal government agency under the U.S. Department of Energy.  Therefore, the Program Office has to follow the payment process directed by the U.S. Department of Treasury. 

The NBL Program Office may require pre-payment for shipments for new customers or certain international shipments. 

Payments, payable to the US Department of Energy may be made by Credit Card, Debit Card, electronic check, check, international money order, ACH or wire payments. Include the invoice number on payment. Please see our Ordering Information page for payment instructions. 

Any charges for wire payment or exchange differential will be absorbed by the Purchaser.
Billing information questions should be addressed to NBLSales@science.doe.gov or by phone at (630)252-6598

The Program Office will mail invoices to the address supplied on our order form.  Customers may request an e-mailed invoice by indicating the email address on the order form or by sending the request, along with the NBL Order Number, to NBLSales@science.doe.gov