Skip to main content

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 Synopsis Closing Date
2022-050 Plastic fan base and telescoping pole View PDF 6/27/2022
2022-052 Apple juice concentrate 70 brix View PDF 7/05/2022
2022-053 Cranberry juice concentrate 50 brix View PDF 7/05/2022
2022-054 Pineapple juice NFC 12-15 brix View PDF 7/05/2022
2022-059 16 oz. Brite cans View PDF 7/11/2022
2022-060 202 LOE-Ball View PDF 7/11/2022
2022-061 Pak-Techs View PDF 7/11/2022
2022-062 12 oz. Brite Ball View PDF 7/11/2022
2022-063 5x2 machine film View PDF 7/11/2022
2022-064 Stretch wrap View PDF 7/11/2022
2022-065 S-1241 Strapping View PDF 7/11/2022
2022-066 Corner boards View PDF 7/11/2022
2022-067 Air flow control manifold View PDF 8/01/2022
2022-068 Linen pillow covers View PDF 7/07/2022
2022-069 48VDC Battery banks View PDF 7/06/2022
2022-070 Certus flex liquid dispenser View PDF 7/21/2022
2022-071 4/4 Bloodwood lumber View PDF 7/21/2022
2022-072 8/4 Jatoba lumber (Brazilian Cherry) View PDF 7/21/2022
2022-073 4/4 Katalox lumber (Mexican Ebony) View PDF 7/21/2022
2022-074 Tubular steel chair frames View PDF 7/25/2022
2022-075 Electronic components with details View PDF 7/25/2022

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


Questions? Contact

Return to main content

Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership, 550 Congressional Blvd., Suite 140, Carmel, IN 46032, (317) 275-6810

© 2020 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact Manufacturing Extension Partnership at