Personal Protection Equipment

The Commonwealth is supporting Virginia manufacturers that are innovating to retool their operations to produce PPE. The Commonwealth developed a “Virginia Retooling Playbook” that includes information useful for producing PPE, such as descriptions of PPE types, materials, regulations, and step-by-step manufacturing considerations. Please click here to access the retooling playbook. 

In addition the Commonwealth has partnered with GenEdge, to support a supply-chain portal to connect businesses with both buyers and suppliers of PPE materials and raw materials to manufacture PPE. Access the portal here www.supplychain.genedge.org

VDEM Request for Assistance with Supplies

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) is reaching out to the private sector businesses to see what products and/or services could be provided to the State to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

VDEM is asking for assistance with sourcing products to include surgical masks (face masks), N95 respirators, Tyvek protective suits or equivalent coverall, disposable medical gowns, latex gloves, ventilators, non-splash goggles and face shields, and COVID-19 test strips/test kits and components. They are also sourcing equipment, services, and specialized teams such as those with spiritual care and medical expertise.

If you have Offers of Assistance (donations, in-kind, discounted, contract), please provide them via https://arcg.is/1amrze.

If you would like to do business with Virginia for the COVID-19 response and are not registered as a vendor, please register here: https://lnkd.in/ektGErd.

If you have colleagues who wish to register for the Private Sector Portal, please direct them to: https://lnkd.in/efRhpgc

Please email private.sector@vdem.virginia.gov with questions about emergency relief efforts.

Federal Government

If you or your organization are interested in helping the effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, FEMA has established a website (www.fema.gov/coronavirus/how-to-help) with more information. Examples for the private sector include:

  • To sell medical supplies or equipment to the federal government, please submit a price quote under the COVID-19 PPE and Medical Supplies Request for Quotation. Full details can be found in the solicitation (Notice ID 70FA2020R00000011). This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to be considered for award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov. Registration must be “ACTIVE” at the time of award.
  • If you are a private company that wants to produce a product related to the COVID response – email nbeoc@max.gov.
  • If you are a hospital or healthcare provider in need of medical supplies, please contact your state, local, tribal or territory department of public health and/or emergency management agency. 
  • If you are interested in doing business with FEMA and supporting the response to COVID- 19 with your company’s non-medical goods and/or services, please submit your inquiry to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Procurement Action Innovative Response Team (PAIR) team at DHSIndustryLiaison@hq.dhs.gov.