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Supplier Scouting Network

Locate difficult to source supplies/services and showcase your company's capabilities

By joining the Supplier Scouting program, your company will gain access to valuable business opportunities by connecting you with domestic manufacturers who have a critical need for your products and/or capabilities. In addition, you will have the ability to utilize the network when you are in need of a supplier for key parts or production capabilities. 

Benefits of joining the Purdue MEP Supplier Scouting Program:

  • Be a visible company within the National MEP Supplier Scouting Program in all 50 states, including Puerto Rico.
  • Showcase your company’s capabilities and credentials to potential customers.
  • Find potential suppliers for your company.
  • Potential to enter new industries as a supplier, such as DoD, automotive, etc.
  • Enable Purdue MEP to match potential suppliers of goods or services for Indiana manufacturers.
  • Grow your business!



The following is a list of open supplier scouting opportunities from the MEP National Network. If your company has manufacturing capacity and is interested in producing any of the products below, please contact us.

Opportunity Number Description Closing Date
2022-052 Apple juice concentrate 70 brix 9/08/2022
2022-053 Cranberry juice concentrate 50 brix 9/08/2022
2022-054 Pineapple juice NFC 12-15 brix 9/08/2022
2022-059 16oz Brite cans 9/12/2022
2022-060 202 LOE-Ball 9/12/2022
2022-061 Pak-Techs 9/12/2022
2022-062 12oz Brite Ball 9/12/2022
2022-063 5x2 Machine film 9/12/2022
2022-064 Stretch wrap 9/12/2022
2022-065 S-1241 Strapping 9/12/2022
2022-066 Corner boards 9/12/2022
2022-081 Aliphatic urethane 8/15/2022
2022-085 Elementar Vario MACRO Cube 8/17/2022

Executive Order to Strengthen Buy American Provisions Mentions MEP

“Connects new businesses to contracting opportunities by requiring active use of supplier scouting by agencies. This Executive Order directs agencies to utilize the Manufacturing Extension Partnership — a national network in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, that supports small and medium-size manufacturers — to help agencies connect with new domestic suppliers who can make the products they need while employing America’s workers.”

The White House has released a statement on the order which outlines all the provisions it is expected to include. 

Click here for a description of the MEP National Network Supplier Scouting Program.


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