Overview

If your supply chain has been impacted by COVID-19, if you are researching new product lines, or if you are interested in reshoring your existing supply chain, you may be facing challenges sourcing certain items domestically.

You may also have capabilities and capacity to provide products to other manufacturers looking to source domestically.

The MEP National Network is leading a new effort to offer Supplier Scouting, a formal process to connect U.S. companies to domestic manufacturers that can meet specific supply chain needs. The program leverages the knowledge and connections of MEP manufacturing experts in every state. 

Locating Difficult-to-Source Needs

MMEC, working with the larger MEP National Network, can support your vendor, materials or technical search by identifying:

  • Technical and process capabilities.
  • Production capacities.
  • Ability to make products.
  • Manufacturers who can pivot production to critical supplies.

Domestic manufacturing capabilities and capacities can produce any item needed by our nation’s supply chains – if the needs of one company can be matched to the capabilities of another. The MEP National Network’s Supplier Scouting program provides a viable means by which U.S. manufacturing can produce critically needed items in the near term, as well as improve the strength and resiliency of small manufacturers for the long term. 

How to Get Started

Companies Seeking Suppliers:

  1. Contact one of our Business Advisors or the MMEC Home Office with information on the item you’re seeking to source. You may also download and complete this fillable opportunity synopsis form and send it to your business advisor or the home office. 
  2. Your information will be submitted to the MEP network to be distributed to potential suppliers throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
  3. If companies respond to your Supplier Scouting Opportunity, you will receive a report on potential supplier matches.

Companies Interested in Being Suppliers:

  1. Review the below current scouting opportunities from around the country and Puerto Rico.
  2. If there is an opportunity you are interested in responding to, provide your information using one of the following methods:
    1. Contact one of our Business Advisors directly
    2. Download, complete and send this Word document to MMEC
  3. Your information will be submitted to NIST MEP to be delivered to the company seeking a supplier.

Current Supplier Scouting Opportunities

Pantiless Liner Fabrics

A small company in California is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce pantiless liner fabrics.  

Mention opportunity 2022-097
Posted 10/04/2022; Closes November 28, 2022

Razor Knives

 A small company in Connecticut is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce razor knives with hook blades. 

Mention opportunity 2022-100
Posted 10/04/2022; Closes November 28, 2022

Inconel Pipe Tubing

A small company in Washington state is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce Inconel pipe tubing.

Mention opportunity 2022-107
Posted 10/04/2022; Closes December 5, 2022

Glass Bottles

A small company in California is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce glass bottles for storage and collection of breast milk (90mm height). 

Mention opportunity 2022-109
Posted 10/12/2022; Closes November 14, 2022

Ice Packs

A small company in California is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce small ice packs to be used inside an insulated flask. 

Mention opportunity 2022-110
Posted 10/12/2022; Closes November 14, 2022

D5 Bells

A small company in Pennsylvania is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce D5 bells.  

Mention opportunity 2022-111
Posted 10/18/2022; Closes December 12, 2022

Plastic Handles for Bells

A small company in Pennsylvania is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce plastic handles for bells. 

Mention opportunity 2022-112
Posted 10/18/2022; Closes December 12, 2022

Atomic Force Microscope

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking domestic manufacturers for a single unit purchase of an atomic force microscope.  

Mention opportunity 2022-113
Posted 10/18/2022; Closes November 17, 2022

Dicing Saw

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking domestic manufacturers for a single unit purchase of a dicing saw.

Mention opportunity 2022-114
Posted 10/18/2022; Closes November 17, 2022

Cerium(lll) Nitrate Hexahydrate

 A small company in Florida is seeking domestic manufacturers to supply cerium (lll) nitrate hexahydrate.

Mention opportunity 2022-115
Posted 10/20/2022; Closes November 21, 2022

TERGITOL L-64

A small company in Florida is seeking domestic manufacturers to supply tergitol L-64.

Mention opportunity 2022-116
Posted 10/20/2022; Closes November 21, 2022

Silver Nitrate

A small company in Florida is seeking domestic manufacturers to supply silver nitrate.

Mention opportunity 2022-117
Posted 10/20/2022; Closes November 21, 2022

Hydrogen Peroxide

A small company in Florida is seeking domestic manufacturers to supply hydrogen peroxide.

Mention opportunity 2022-118
Posted 10/120/2022; Closes November 21, 2022

Ethanol

A small company in Florida is seeking domestic manufacturers to supply ethanol.

Mention opportunity 2022-119
Posted 10/20/2022; Closes November 21, 2022

Poly 2-Ethyl-2-Oxazoline

A small company in Florida is seeking domestic manufacturers to supply poly 2-ethyl-2-oxazoline.

Mention opportunity 2022-120
Posted 10/20/2022; Closes November 21, 2022

Electron Microscopes

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking domestic manufacturers to supply analytical transmission electron microscopes.

Mention opportunity 2022-121
Posted 10/20/2022; Closes November 21, 2022

Ion Beam and Scanning Microscopes

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking domestic manufacturers to supply focused ion beam and scanning electron microscopes.

Mention opportunity 2022-122
Posted 10/20/2022; Closes November 21, 2022

Atom Tomography Systems

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking domestic manufacturers to supply atom probe tomography systems.

Mention opportunity 2022-123
Posted 10/20/2022; Closes November 21, 2022

Semiconductor Furnaces

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce semiconductor furnaces.

Mention opportunity 2022-125
Posted 10/27/2022; Closes November 28, 2022

Plasma Reactive Ion Etcher

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce a inductively coupled plasma reactive ion etcher.

Mention opportunity 2022-126
Posted 10/27/2022; Closes November 28, 2022

Wafer Bonder and Lithography Aligner System

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce a wafer bonder and lithography aligner system.

Mention opportunity 2022-127
Posted 10/27/2022; Closes November 28, 2022

Field Emission Electron Microscope

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce a field emission scanning electron microscope.

Mention opportunity 2022-128
Posted 10/27/2022; Closes November 28, 2022

X-Ray Diffractometer

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce an x-ray diffractometer.

Mention opportunity 2022-129
Posted 10/27/2022; Closes November 28, 2022

Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce a focused ion beam scanning electron microscope. 

Mention opportunity 2022-130
Posted 10/27/2022; Closes November 28, 2022

Electron Beam Lithography System

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce a high resolution 110 KeV electron beam lithography system.

Mention opportunity 2022-131
Posted 10/27/2022; Closes November 28, 2022

Mask Writer

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce a high resolution mask writer.

Mention opportunity 2022-132
Posted 10/27/2022; Closes November 28, 2022

Reactive Ion Etcher

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce a reactive ion etcher for silicon and dielectrics.

Mention opportunity 2022-133
Posted 10/27/2022; Closes November 28, 2022

ICP Cyro REI

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce a ICP cyro REI for silicon and dielectric materials.

Mention opportunity 2022-134
Posted 10/27/2022; Closes November 28, 2022

Electric Static Based Deep Silicon Etcher

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce an electric static chuck based wafer deep silicon etcher.

Mention opportunity 2022-135
Posted 10/27/2022; Closes November 28, 2022

ICP RIE for Etching Silicon

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce a ICP RIE for etching silicon with hydrogen bromide and chlorine.

Mention opportunity 2022-136
Posted 10/27/2022; Closes November 28, 2022

Clamp Based Deep Silicon Etcher

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce a mechanical clamp based single wafer deep silicon etcher.

Mention opportunity 2022-137
Posted 10/27/2022; Closes November 28, 2022

Chrome Etch Sytem

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce an automated single substrate resist develop and chrome etch system.

Mention opportunity 2022-138
Posted 10/27/2022; Closes November 28, 2022

Manilla Folders

A small company in Colorado is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce printed manilla folders.

Mention opportunity 2022-140
Posted 10/27/2022; Closes December 28, 2022

Future Acquisitions Planning

The US Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing is seeking domestic manufacturers for future acquisitions planning for rubber products, semiconductors, and other equipment.

Mention opportunity 2022-141
Posted 11/09/2022; Closes January 9, 2023

Ink & Printing Materials

The US Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce inks and printing materials for currency manufacturing.

Mention opportunity 2022-142
Posted 11/09/2022; Closes January 9, 2023

IT Equipment

The US Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce IT equipment, including laptops and desktop computers.

Mention opportunity 2022-143
Posted 11/09/2022; Closes January 9, 2023

Spare Parts

The US Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing is seeking domestic manufacturers to produce various foreign manufactured spare parts, including rigging boards, bearings, cylinders, motors and more.

Mention opportunity 2022-144
Posted 11/09/2022; Closes January 9, 2023

Contact Us!

Contact one of our Business Advisors directly, give us a call at (406) 994-3812, drop us an email, or fill out our contact form to inquire about any of the above opportunities.