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This 2 hour webinar will introduce the fundamentals of contract review that are necessary to meet customer expectations and successfully implement ISO/IEC 17025

Learning Objectives: 

At the end of this session (or during) this session, using your notes and ISO/IEC 17025 or NIST HB 143, you will:

  • LIST 3 activities that make up an effective Contract Review process.
  • DEFINE the purpose of a request, tender, and contract as it applies in the metrology laboratory management system.
  • IDENTIFY 2 qualities for which requests, tenders and contracts are reviewed.
  • EXAMINE potential areas where the contract review process can break down.
  • EXPLAIN the benefits of a robust contract review process.

Technology Requirement(s):

You will need the following to participate in the webinar:

  • Computer or laptop
  • Internet browser, a broadband connection is recommended
  • Telephone
  • Optional: a telephone headset

Materials & Supplies:

Not applicable


There are no prerequisites for this webinar.

Minimum Requirement(s):

Successful Completion includes completing the pre-work assignment, full attendance, full participation in the session activities and discussions, and completing an on-line evaluation after the course.


Laboratory staff who have responsibilities for developing, implementing, and/or improving the uncertainty analyses methods and reporting in their laboratory as well as those who are seeking OWM recognition and/or accreditation or improvements to support recognition/accreditation through adding this measurement to their Scope. This webinar is also useful for administrative or management staff who are involved in reviewing work items as they are accepted in the laboratory, or determining if the work is on your laboratory scope, or associated activities in expanding your scope if appropriate, the contract review webinar would be helpful. This course is open to industry and other non-weights and measures participants.


The current fee for webinars is $199 and confirmed participants will be provided a web link to make a payment. Registration fees for State weights and measures metrologists are funded by NIST OWM.


Elizabeth Gentry
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 3690
Email: elizabeth.gentry [at] (elizabeth[dot]gentry[at]nist[dot]gov)


NIST / Office of Weights and Measures

Class No.

Time: 2:00p.m - 4:00p.m ET

Created April 17, 2013, Updated July 23, 2020