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The Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be hosting an Industry Day for current and prospective vendors on Thursday, June 7, 2018. The event will be held at the Department of Commerce site in Boulder, CO, 325 Broadway, “NIST Building 1” 80305. This NOAA/NIST Industry Day is intended to provide vendors information about the work performed at NOAA/NIST and to enable them to gain a better understanding of how to best market their supplies and/or services to NOAA/NIST. NOAA and NIST have varied requirements including scientific equipment and scientific, technical, and engineering services, construction, cyber security, information technology products and services, etc. At this event, vendors will have an opportunity to listen to speakers, pose questions, and attend informational break-out sessions. Additionally, there will be time to network with other vendors.


Accelerate your success as a Federal Government contractor with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) & National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) bureaus of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This event includes presentations and networking sessions with NOAA & NIST program office representatives.


8:00 – 8:50 AM   REGISTRATION  


 9:00 - Jeffrey Hale, Small Business Officer, NOAA Acquisition and Grants Office

9:10 - Jeffrey S. Thomas, AGO Director, NOAA Acquisition and Grants Office

9:35 - Mario A. Lopez, Program Director, NOAA Chief Information Officer Program Office  [CIO]

9:55- Capt. David Zezula, Deputy Director, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA Office  of  Oceanic and Atmospheric Research [OAR]

10:10-10:15- BREAK (15 mins)

10:15- Christopher Sigle, Branch Chief, Facilities Operations Division, NOAA Office of the   Chief Administrative Officer [ACAO]

10:30- Nezette Rydell, Meteorologist, NOAA National Weather Service [NWS]

10:45- Jo-Lynn Davis, Small Business Specialist, NIST Office of Acquisition and Agreements Management [OAAM]

11:00- Willard Zbaeren, Lead Contract Specialist / Contracting Officer, NIST Acquisition  Management Division [AMD], Boulder Team

11:15 Carolyn Terrell, Supervisory Business Opportunity Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration, Colorado District Office [CDO]

11:30­­­­-12:30- Lunch (Independently)             

12:30 – 3:00 PM- Open Session (Limited to 3-5 min per session)

Meet participating Program Offices in Open Session

  • National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)
  • National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) 
  • Oceanic and Atmospheric Research( OAR)
  • Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)(NOAALINK)
  • National Weather Service (NWS)
  • National Ocean Service (NOS)
  • NOAA’s Small Business Office (SBO)
  • NOAA’s Western Acquisition Division(WAD)
  • NIST’s Office of Acquisition and Agreements Management (OAAM)
  • NIST’s Acquisitions Management Division (AMD)


Recommended hotels:

Millennium Harvest House Boulder
1345 28th St, Boulder, CO
(303) 443-3850                                                                                   

Best Western Plus Boulder Inn  
28th Street,  Boulder,  CO
(303) 449-3800

For additional information please view Planning Your Visit - Boulder and Parking/Getting To and Around Facility


If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. 

*New Visitor Access Requirement: Effective July 21, 2014, Under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. As of Monday, January 30, 2017, Federal agencies will be prohibited from accepting driver’s licenses and identification cards from the following states for accessing federal facilities: Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana and Washington. For further details, please visit:

Acceptable Photo Identification:
For Non-US Citizens: Valid passport for photo identification
For US Permanent Residents: Permanent Resident/Green card for photo identification

Created April 19, 2018, Updated June 1, 2018