Information for Trainers

BACKGROUND

The NELAC Institute (TNI) is a not-for-profit scientific voluntary consensus organization engaged in research and development whose mission is to foster the generation of environmental data of known and documented quality.

In cooperation with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), TNI hosts an annual meeting with technical presentations related to environmental monitoring issues called the National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC).  Since 2007, NEMC has been combined with TNIís Forum on Laboratory Accreditation under the umbrella of the Environmental Measurement Symposium to allow many attendees to minimize travel costs. †The Forum consists of sessions related to laboratory accreditation.

TNI is interested in contracting with organizations to provide training in the general areas of environmental measurement or laboratory accreditation. †Training should impart knowledge with the goal that the person being trained will achieve some level of self-sufficiency with regard to the subject matter.

Organizations may propose to provide the training for only one course (or workshop), or for multiple courses. †The courses will be offered in conjunction with the Environmental Measurement Symposium in Washington, DC at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill.†

TRAINING COURSES

TNI is seeking organizations to provide formal training courses that can be any where from a half-day to a day and a half in length.† In preparing the schedule for the 2012 Symposium, the conference organizers have identified three potential days where formal training courses can be offered.† These days are Sunday, August 5, Friday, August 10, or Saturday, August 11.† The conference will begin on Monday, August 6 and the conference ends at 5pm on Thursday, August 9.

WORKSHOPS

For 2012, the conference organizers are considering an additional opportunity for training.† This approach would be an informal workshop held early evening on Tuesday, August 6.† As currently envisioned, this workshop would be around 2 hours in length and TNI would furnish a light meal, such as pizza, salad and sodas.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Click here to download the Request for Proposal. Proposals must be received at TNI by midnight EDT, December 18, 2011.