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DVIRC is an affiliate Center under the Department of Commerce’s NIST / MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership) program to support U.S. manufacturers. This national network includes 51 centers located throughout the U.S.

The MEP National Network (MEPNN) includes over 1,500 experts serving some 300,000 manufacturers, and we help you leverage this complimentary resource in two ways:

  1. Respond to requests for suppliers – business opportunities.
  2. Submit a request for a supplier and supplies you need to succeed.

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Opportunities

Identification Badge - 2024-026

A company in Georgia is seeking is seeking manufacturers of Identification Badge #2024-026 They need manufacturer with plastics OVER MOLD or COLD PRESS capabilities, and final product assembly. Product: Id Badge with Bio metric identification and activation - The Digital Me Smart Card holds BLE, NFC and RFID with wireless charging. The fingerprint sensor registers/authenticates to one user and only this user can use the badge to be granted access to a building, data center, medicine cabinet - any type of reader that permits access control. – plastics OVER MOLD or COLD PRESS + limited assembly Enclosure is the key manufacturing process needed. This encloses the device and makes it more robust and water resistant. Need a manufacturer to complete (final) parts assembly and then "enclose" the Id badge using OVER MOLD or COLD PRESS technique. Assembly parts: We have the fingerprint sensors, the pre-assembled pcb boards/components and radio coils. Need a manufacturer to assemble with an over mold or cold press technique

Reason
New Product Startup

Volume
Our first lot will be 5-10k then once proven in 100k- every quarter

Pricing
Bill of materials (BOM) cost is approximately 10 dollars and want to keep the overall unit cost down to 15 dollars a unit

Timing
3 months

Location
Atlanta Ga - 120 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, Ga 30092


Submission Due Date: March 1, 2024

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Plastic Buckets with Lids - 2024-028

A company in Maine is seeking is seeking manufacturers of Plastic Buckets with Lids #2024-028 They are looking for two different sized plastic buckets. The buckets should have a handle for ease of carrying as well as a sealable/locking lid. Both sized buckets should be stackable in such a way as to make them stable when stacked. The first bucket should hold 13 gallons. The second bucket should hold 6.5 gallons

Reason
2nd Supplier

Volume
6.5-gallon bucket 1,500 a year 13-gallon bucket 11,000 a year

Pricing
6.5 gallon $12.50 13 gallon $20.50

Timing
3 months

Location
Maine


Submission Due Date: March 1, 2024

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Bottler of Non-Dairy Self-Serve Drinks - 2024-033

A company in Delaware is seeking is seeking manufacturers of Bottler of Non-Dairy Self-Serve Drinks #2024-033 Working with nutritional oat-milk based drinks in various flavors. Need the identified manufacturer to have blending, standardization unit, homogenizer unit, pasteurization and packing & labeling capabilities required. All ingredients will be provided by requestor.

Reason
New Product Startup

Volume
First year volume is approximately 12 thousand single serving containers per year.

Pricing
Negotiable based on carton and labeling options offered.

Timing
Ready to produce as soon as compatible Contract Manufacturer is identified

Location
Wilmington, Delaware


Submission Due Date: March 8, 2024

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Absorbent material - 2024-036

A company in North Carolina is seeking is seeking manufacturers of Absorbent material #2024-036 The material can be on a standard roll. The roll will be shipped to our converter that will then covert to narrow widths. If material is already produced in widths of approx., 3’ wide rolls, that will be acceptable. It should be a nonwoven that is 50/50 polyrayon. It needs to be some integrity so that it doesn’t come apart when in contact with water or body fluids. Equivalent blends will be considered if 50/50 polyrayon is not readily available. Material can be USA manufactured or manufactured in a Trade Agreements Act (TAA) country preferably in the western hemisphere.

Reason
2nd Supplier

Volume
125,000 yards per month of 4” wide material.

Pricing
TBD

Timing
3 months

Location
Wilkesboro, North Carlonia


Submission Due Date: March 8, 2024

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Organic Yarn - 2024-037

A company in Maine is seeking is seeking manufacturers of Organic Yarn #2024-037 Item is dyed, combed, ring spun cotton yarn on 8 oz tubes, 1 lb cones or 5 lb cones. MOQ ideally less than 15 lb per color. Weight of yarn: 8/2* and 6/2*. *X/Y yarn: X is the weight of the yarn; Y is the number of plies. Generally, the 8/2 has 3200-3360 yards per pound. Global Organic Textile Standard (https://global-standard.org/the-standard) is the most common certification.

Reason
2nd Supplier 

Volume
N/A

Pricing
N/A

Timing
3 months

Location
Maine


Submission Due Date: March 9, 2024

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Steel Caster Capability - 2024-019

A company in Illinois is seeking is seeking manufacturers of Steel Caster Capability #2024-019 Item is For ferrous steel casting in machinery manufacturing, the process involves investment casting of Hadfield Manganese steel to form a machinery part. The final steps include cleaning, inspection, and potential additional processes like heat treatment or final machining to meet machinery specifications.

Reason
Re-shore   

Volume
Quantity: 500-5,000 pieces

Pricing
N/A

Timing
2-3 months 

Location
Illinois


Submission Due Date: March 24, 2024

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Laboratory Titration Instrument - 2024-024

A company in Illinois is seeking is seeking manufacturers of Laboratory Titration Instrument #2024-024. In accordance with Federal Acquistion Regulation (FAR) 10.002(b) (2) (i), this supplier scouting opportunity is for the purpose of conducting market research.

Reason
Price

Volume
1 Instrument

Pricing
75,000.00

Timing
3 months

Location
Chicago, Il 60605


Submission Due Date: March 24, 2024

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Various Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Machines - 2024-025

A company in Colorado is seeking is seeking manufacturers of Various Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Machines #2024-025 The Office of Veteran's Affairs (VA) is seeking market research type information from and availability of domestic accredited medical equipment manufacturers of PAP machines. Types of Machines: 1. Auto-Titrating Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (APAP) Machine 2. Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BPAP) Machines with and without Spontaneous-Timed (S/T) Capabilities 3. Auto-Titrating Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BPAP) Machines 4. Volume Assured Pressure Support (VAPS) Machine 5. Adaptive Servo-Ventilation (ASV) Machine General Standards: 1. United States FDA 510K standard (https://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/ premarket-notification-510k/510k-frequently-asked-questions). 2. Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics/ Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment (RTCA/DO-160G) section 21, category M, Emission of Radio Frequency Energy. 3. IEC 60601-1 General Requirements for Basic Safety and Essential Performance of Medical Electrical Equipment and all IEC (i.e., IEC 60601-1 and IEC 60601-1-2:2014) standards. 4. IEC 60601-1-2:2014 Electromagnetic Compatibility and all IEC (i.e., IEC 60601-1 and IEC 60601-1-2:2014) standards.

Reason
Re-shore

Volume
A total volume estimate is unavailable as VA is seeking information from and availability of domestic accredited medical equipment manufacturers of PAP machines.

Pricing
A targeted price estimate is unavailable as VA is seeking information from and availability of domestic accredited medical equipment manufacturers of PAP machines.

Timing
N/A - VA is seeking market research type information.

Location
Various locations for the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Submission Due Date: March 24, 2024

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If you know of a supplier that may be able to support this opportunity, please reach out to Teri Grumbrecht at tgrumbrecht@dvirc.org .

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