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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 for 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 Synopsis Closing Date
2021-006 Board Games View PDF 10/5/2021
2021-074 Fire Extinguisher Bottles View PDF 9/24/2021
2021-076 Pipe and Fittings for Furnaces View PDF 10/4/2021
2021-077 Plate Burning for Furnaces View PDF 10/4/2021
2021-078 Plate Rolling for Furnaces View PDF 10/4/2021
2021-081 PVA Cloth View PDF 10/5/2021
2021-082 6 or 7oz Plastic Containers for Butter View PDF 10/12/2021
2021-086 Commercial Drying Copacker View PDF 10/5/2021
2021-087 64-inch Transfer Paper Rolls View PDF 10/18/2021
2021-088 Tilapia Fish Food View PDF 10/18/2021
2021-089 Face Visor View PDF 10/18/2021
2021-090 Horse Grazing Muzzle View PDF 10/18/2021
2021-091 K-9 Konect Adjustable Belts View PDF 10/18/2021
2021-092 Electrospun Protein Sheets View PDF 02/15/2022
2021-093 Screen Printed Sewn Bags (50541) View PDF 10/18/2021
2021-094 Screen Printed Sewn Bags (50535) View PDF 10/18/2021

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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