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Supplier Scouting

Purdue MEP is partnering with the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) and our nationwide network of MEP Centers across the U.S. and Puerto Rico to help solve supply chain gaps encountered by government entities, critical care service providers, and manufacturers.

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

In need of a supplier for key parts or production capacity?  As a member of the MEP National Network, we can help support your materials, vendor, or production capacity needs. Contact us

Focus on finding business opportunities by matching your capabilities with the supply chain needs of America’s manufacturers.  Contact us

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. 

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
2021-058 2 Part Void Fill Expansion Foam View PDF 7/23/2021
2021-064 Prefilter Material View PDF 7/26/2021
2021-065 Galvanized Sheet Metal View PDF 7/26/2021
2021-066 6.5oz Jars with Threaded Lids View PDF 7/26/2021
2021-067 8oz. Glass Jars with Cork Tops View PDF 7/26/2021
2021-068 9oz. Glass Jars with Lug Lids View PDF 7/26/2021
2021-069 Low Density Polyethylene Amide & Silicone Free Bags View PDF 8/2/2021
2021-070 License and Manufacturing Partner for Battery Adapter Technology View PDF 8/9/2021
2021-071 Press Feedthrough Connector View PDF 8/9/2021
2021-072 Aluminum Air Valves for Bicycles View PDF 8/9/2021
2021-073 Small Wind Turbine Carbon Fiber Composite Blades View PDF 8/16/2021
2021-074 Fire Extinguisher Bottles View PDF 8/16/2021
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