Supplier Scouting Opportunities

The MEP National Network’s Supplier Scouting service can be applied on a national, regional or local scale. By leveraging our extensive relationships and knowledge of U.S. manufacturing capabilities, we identify manufacturers with these production and technical capabilities and connect them with supply chains of larger companies and government agencies. Additionally, we identify and connect suppliers with purchasers, responding to the specific needs of individual companies or agencies.

The MEP National Network works with public and private organizations to identify U.S. suppliers of difficult-to-source needs. Supplier Scouting facilitates the interaction between top-of-supply chain companies and government agencies with U.S. SMMs to help identify new suppliers who can produce hard-to-source items.

Here are current supplier scouting opportunities:

Updated: December 6, 2022

There are currently 13 open supplier scouting opportunities for U.S. manufacturers seeking domestic suppliers for various items.

  • Opportunity 2022-151: Centrifuge 5920R for a single unit purchase of $17,328.48 closes Jan. 02, 2023.
  • Opportunity 2022-150: Stereomicroscope for a single unit purchase of $50,000 closes Jan. 02, 2023.
  • Opportunity 2022-149: 336.4 kcmil Aluminum Conductor, Steel Supported closes Dec. 19, 2022.
  • Opportunity 2022-147: Technical Fabric for Sports Model Shoes closes Dec. 12, 2022.
  • Opportunity 2022-146: Custom PCB manufacture and assembly closes Dec. 12, 2022.
  • Opportunity 2022-145: Injection molding for plastic housing closes Dec. 12, 2022.
  • Opportunity 2022-144: Various Foreign Manufactured Spare Parts closes Jan. 9, 2023.
  • Opportunity 2022-143: IT Equipment closes Jan. 9, 2023.
  • Opportunity 2022-142: Ink and Printing Materials closes Jan. 9, 2023.
  • Opportunity 2022-141: Future Acquisitions Planning closes Jan. 9, 2023.
  • Opportunity 2022-140: Printed Manilla Folders closes Dec. 28, 2022.
  • Opportunity 2022-112: Plastic Handle for Bell closes Dec. 12, 2022.
  • Opportunity 2022-111: D5 Bell closes Dec. 12, 2022.

For more information on any of the supplier scouting opportunities listed above OR if you’d like to include your own supplier scouting need, contact us at