BULGARIA   
Area: 111 thousand-sq. km
Population: 7,365 million
Capital: Sofia
last update: 04.07.2016

The first law on Measures and Weights was adopted by the Bulgarian Parliament in 1888 and thus the Bulgarian metrological service was established.

At present the Bulgarian Institute of Metrology (BIM) is the institution responsible for the implementation of the governmental policy in the field of metrology. This institution carries out activities in the field of metrology for providing traceability, accuracy and reliability of measurements in Bulgaria. Its responsibilities are laid down in the new Law on Measurements in 2002 and its amendments of 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2011.

Bulgarian Institute of Metrology (BIM)

Acting President:             Paun Ilchev

Address:                              52 B, G.M.Dimitrov blvd.

                                               1040 Sofia, Bulgaria

Phone:                                  + 359 2 873 52 77; + 359 2 9702 773                          

Fax:                                       +359 2 873 52 72 

E-mail:                                  bim@bim.government.bg

p.ilchev@bim.government.bg

The major objectives of BIM are focused on promoting the government policy in the field of metrology and on providing traceability, accuracy and reliability of the measurements in Bulgaria. The main BIM activities are performed by the Directorate General “National Centre of Metrology”, Directorate General “Measures and Measuring Instruments” and Directorate “Testing of Measuring Instruments, Devices and Equipment”.

The Directorate General “National Centre of Metrology” (DG NCM) realises the BIM policy in the field of fundamental metrology

General Director:             Mr. Sasho Nedialkov

Address:                              52 B, G.M. Dimitrov Blvd., 1040   Sofia, Bulgaria

Telephone:                         +359 2 873 52 88

Fax:                                        +359 2 970 27 35

E-mail:                                   s.nedialkov@bim.government.bg

The major activities of DG NCM include:

    developing long-term program on elaboration and improvement of the national measurement standards;

    development, maintenance and improvement of national measurement standards;

    providing traceability of national measurement standards to international standards or to the standards   of the Signatories of the Metre Convention;

    taking measures on assuring traceability of measurements in case if there is no approved national  measurement standards or this standard is out of service;

    organisation and participation in international comparisons in order to determine the level of equivalence  of national standards;

    dissemination of units from the national measurement standards to the standards of lower level  through  calibration;

    coordinating the activities of measurement standards ’keepers;

    keeping the register of approved national measurement standards;

    carrying out approval of software for processing measurement data;

    certification of reference materials and coordination of implementation of the long-term policy on  developing and maintaining certified reference materials;

    keeping the register of certified reference materials and publishing this register in a special edition;

    carrying out the activities on creating the conditions for mutual recognition of measurement standards in the framework of the Agreement (MRA) initiated by CIPM;

    participation in the work of CIPM, EURAMET and COOMET technical committees.

 

The Directorate General “Measures and Measuring Instruments” (DG MMI) realises the BIM policy
in the field of legal metrology

General Director:             Mr. Valentin Starev

Address:                              52 B, G.M. Dimitrov Blvd., 1040   Sofia, Bulgaria

Telephone:                         +359 2 873 52 98

Fax:                                        +359 2 873 52 98

E-mail:                                   v.starev@bim.government.bg

The major activities of DG MMI include:

       carrying out initial and subsequent verification of measuring instruments;

       carrying out metrological expertise of measuring instruments;

       carrying out conformity assessment of measuring instruments and non-automatic weighing instruments;

       participation in the work of OIML, WELMEC and COOMET technical committees;

       carrying out calibration of measuring instruments;

       carrying out initial and subsequent verifications of Stage II vapour recovery systems;

       authorisation of bodies for carrying out initial and subsequent verifications of Stage II vapour recovery systems.

The Directorate General “Measures and Measuring Instruments” includes 8 regional departments.

 

The Directorate “Testing of Measuring Instruments, Devices and Equipment” (D TMIDE) realises the BIM policy in the field of legal metrology

Acting Director:                Mrs. Hristina Sokolova

Address:                              52 B, G.M. Dimitrov Blvd., 1040   Sofia, Bulgaria

Telephone:                         +359 2 9702 799

Fax:                                        +359 2 873 52 72

E-mail:                                   disius@bim.government.bg

The major activities of D TMIDE include:

       carrying out type approval of legally controlled measuring instruments;

       keeping the register of approved types of measuring instruments;

       carrying out conformity assessment of measuring instruments and non-automatic weighing

instruments;

       participation in the work of OIML, WELMEC and COOMET technical committees;

       carrying out calibration of measuring instruments;

       carrying out testing of types, versions and modifications of gambling equipment and gambling software of communication equipment;

       carrying out testing and preparing proposals for type approval of fiscal devices, including electronic cash devices with fiscal memory, fiscal printers, fiscal devices built in vending machines, electronic systems with fiscal memory for liquid fuels sales, local networks of fiscal devices, integrated automated business systems and fiscal devices built-in automats for currency exchange;

       keeping the public register of the approved types of fiscal devices, electronic systems with fiscal memory, local networks of fiscal devices and integrated automated business systems;

       carrying out testing of products for electromagnetic compatibility and environmental impact.

The Directorate “Testing of Measuring Instruments, Devices and Equipment” includes Conformity Assessment of Measuring Instruments Department, Testing of Measuring Instruments Department, Electromagnetic Compatibility and Environmental Impact Department, Gambling Machines and Fiscal Devices Department.