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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
2021-033 Infant Allergy Powder View PDF 5/14/2021
2021-034 Egg Allergy Powder View PDF 5/14/2021
2021-037 ASTM A-513 T-5 DOM Tubing View PDF 5/13/2021
2021-038 12oz Flint Round Glass Bottles View PDF 5/15/2021
2021-039 Pendant Necklace View PDF 5/15/2021
2021-040 CNC Machined Aluminum Aircraft Parts View PDF 6/1/2021
2021-041 Aluminum Tubing (for household furniture) View PDF 6/1/2021
2021-042 304 Stainless Steel Quarter Inch Hot Rolled & Annealed Pickled Round Coil View PDF 5/13/2021
2021-043 Wind Turbine Towers View PDF 6/11/2021
2021-045 Citric Acid Anhydrous Granules View PDF 6/11/2021
2021-046 Sodium Hydroxide Pellets View PDF 6/11/2021
2021-047 Sodium Hydroxide 50% Solution View PDF 6/11/2021
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