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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
2021-092 Electrospun Protein Sheets View PDF 02/15/2022
2021-106 Flexible Heating Duct (INDIANA) View PDF 03/3/2022
2021-113 PET Plastic Sheet View PDF 02/7/2022
2021-114 Film View PDF 02/7/2022
2021-117 Plastic Scrap (INDIANA) View PDF 02/16/2022
2021-118 Plastic Sensor Frame View PDF 02/16/2022
2021-119 Resistivity Frame View PDF 02/16/2022
2021-120 Sensor Electronic Assembly View PDF 02/16/2022
2021-121 Extruded Acetal & Delrin View PDF 01/21/2022
2021-122 Casted Downhole Oil Tools View PDF 01/21/2022
2022-001 PCB Manufacturer and Assembler View PDF 03/6/2022
2022-002 Pizza Cutter Spatula Combo Kit View PDF 02/6/2022
2022-003 MPI-400-48 transformer View PDF 02/6/2022
2022-004 Xstrapolator View PDF 02/11/2022
2022-005 LED Lighting Fixture View PDF 02/11/2022
2022-006 Film Former View PDF 02/18/2022
2022-007 Wetting/Dispersive Additive View PDF 02/18/2022
2022-008 Containers for Bath and Body Products View PDF 02/18/2022
2022-009 PVC Foam Boards View PDF 02/20/2022
2022-010 Private Label Cookies and Oatmeal View PDF 02/20/2022

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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