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There are currently 36 open supplier scouting opportunities for U.S. manufacturers seeking domestic suppliers for various items. Please let us know if you need more information or want to bid on any of the items listed below.

Updated: February 21, 2024

Scouting Number

Scouted Item

Deadline

Description

Opportunity 2024-027

Circular Sheet Metal Cover and Cylindrical Housing

February 21, 2024

Cover: Circular sheet metal piece with a diameter of 24.29” with multiple openings. Fully finished, including rustproofing paint or coating. Sheet metal = 0.04” thickness. See attached drawing for complete measurements. Cylindrical Housing: Cylindrical housing with Cut Outs and Holes Made of Sheet Metal 0.04” Thickness. See attached drawing for complete measurements.

Opportunity 2024-031

BABA Compliant Electrical Distribution Equipment

February 15, 2024

American manufacturers of BABA-compliant Electrical Distribution Equipment: NEMA Starters (14 each), HD Safety Switches (28 each) , P1/P3/ P5 Panelboards (15 each), Dry-Type Transformers (8 each), SB2 Switchboard (1 each) for use in a new Behavioral Health Facility in South Dakota (SD).

Opportunity 2024-034

Recreational Splashpad

 February 22, 2024

Searching for the materials to construct an accessible 4,500 square foot splash pad with restroom and pump house in the city of Malden, Missouri. In accordance with FAR 10.002(b) (2) (i), this Supplier Scouting Opportunity is for the purpose of conducting market research. This is not a Request for Proposal/Quotation and does not represent a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation/award a contract. 

Opportunity 2024-035

ClearRenewable/Recycled/Upcycled Plastic

February 28, 2024

A non-profit company in Missoula, Montana, is looking for a source of material for producing clear plastic tote bags for security compliance by spectators at concerts and sporting events. The material must be clear, sewable, and meet the company’s values of sustainability – either recycled or upcycled and thus diverting waste from landfills, or made from an agricultural and/or compostable material.

Opportunity 2023-165

 Natural tree rubber-   based sponge for   fitness mats.

February 20, 2024

Natural tree rubber-based sponge to be used in a fitness mat.

Opportunity 2024-013

Gas Pipeline Pressure Regulators

February 16, 2024

Our grantee is seeking 4 types of gas regulators to be used in a municipal gas distribution system. Regulators are typically used to down-regulate pressure from the higher pressure of a main or service line to the lower pressure required inside homes for heating or cooking. Grantee is seeking regulators with the following specifications, or equivalent: 90 Degree – B42R Spring-loaded, self-operated regulator with full internal relief valve Body: 90 degree bend, 3/4-inch inlet, 1-inch outlet Orifice: 1/4-inch Relief Outlet: 1-inch Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure (MAOP): 125 Pounds per Square Inch Gauge (PSIG) Spring Range: 5-inch Water Column (W.C.) to 9-inch Water Column (W.C.) 1813-B Spring-loaded, self-operated regulator with full internal relief valve Body: 2-inch Orifice: 1/4-inch Relief Outlet: 1-inch MAOP: 125 Pounds per Square Inch Gauge (PSIG) Spring Range: 8.5-inch Water Column (W.C.) – 15-inch Water Column (W.C.) 1813-C Spring-loaded, self-operated regulator with full internal relief valve Body: 1-inch Orifice: 1/8-inch x 3/16-inch Relief Outlet: 1-inch MAOP: 125 Pounds per Square Inch Gauge (PSIG) Spring Range: 5.5-inch Water Column (W.C.) – 8.5-inch Water Column (W.C.) FE 25 S Spring-loaded, self-operated regulator with internal relief valve and slam-shut valve Body: 90 degree, 3/4-inch inlet, 1-inch outlet Orifice: STD Relief Setpoint: 12-inch Water Column (W.C.) Spring Range: 6-inch Water Column (W.C.) to 8-inch Water Column (W.C.) High Pressure Cutoff: 19-inch Water Column (W.C.)

Opportunity 2024-014

Gas Risers

February 16, 2024

Our grantee is seeking two different types of gas risers, of two different sizes and with two different types of sleeves. Risers are small segments of pipe that connect the underground gas service line to an above-ground gas meter outside a residence or commercial property. Grantee seeks risers with the following specifications, or equivalents: 3/4-INCH Size: 3/4-inch x 24-inch Sleeve: Galvanized Steel 15” Pigtail PE 3408 1-INCH Size: 1-inch x 30-inch Sleeve: Epoxy-coated Steel 15” Pigtail PE 3408

Opportunity 2024-008

Fluorescence Microscope for algae sample analysis

February 09, 2024

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Watershed and Ecosystem Characterization Division located in Research Triangle Park, NC has a requirement for a microscope that has the ability to acquire sequentially fluorescence images with long pass blue light and long pass green light in addition to white transmitted light for contrast imaging. The microscope will be used for cyanobacteria and algae sample analysis. The system should have LED light sources for long hours of operation with easy or no maintenance.

Opportunity 22024-041

Gas Distribution Shutoff Valves

February 22, 2024

Looking for Build America Buy America (BABA) compliant gas distribution shut off valves equal to Elster Perfection Permasert 2.0 Polyvalves.

Opportunity 2024-016

Home Cage Set with Top Unit for 4 Mice

   February 16, 2024

Home cage system to behaviorally track mice – need 4 systems with top units containing a digital color camera upgrade. The top unit has to be compatible with EthoVision XT behavioral tracking software.

Opportunity 2024-017

Tempered Glass cut to specifications

February 26, 2024

Potential supplier/manufacturer will need to supply tempered glass (3.2MM (1/8″)) cut to specifications with rounded edges.

Opportunity 2024-018

Gas Encoder Receiver Transmitter (ERT)

February 16, 2024

An Encoder Receiver Transmitter (ERT) is a small device that is placed on or inside of a gas meter. The ERT transmits radio waves that allow a meter reading to be taken remotely. Using an ERT, a gas technician can take a meter reading from a passing vehicle, rather than getting out of the vehicle and physically looking at the meter for a reading. Our grantee is looking for BABA-compliant brand equivalents for two models of ERT produced by Itron.

Opportunity 2024-040

Excess Flow Valve

February 22, 2024

Looking for Build America Buy America (BABA) compliant excess flow valves equivalent to Perfection Excess Flow Valves SCFH: 400, 600, 800, 1100, 1800.

Opportunity 2024-039

Anodeless Service Risers

February 22, 2024

Westfield is looking for Build America Buy America compliant equal to Honeywell Perfection 2.0 anodeless service risers.

Opportunity 2024-020

Sewn Dog Treat Pouch 

February 14, 2024

This is a pouch for holding dog treats. It has a self-closing hinge at the opening, a belt clip, an outer pocket, and an adjustable strap. It is easily hand-washable and made of recycled materials. The company currently imports these and would like to bring manufacturing to the U.S. Link to the current product: https://www.westpaw.com/products/outings-treat-pouch

Opportunity 2024-038

Gas Fittings Supplier

February 22, 2024

Looking for a Build America Buy America (BABA) compliant gas fitting supplier that produces an equal product to the Honeywell/Perfection Permasert 2.0

Opportunity 2024-021

Solar Inverter

February 23, 2024

120kw solar inverter

Opportunity 2024-022

Solar Inverter Optimizer

February 23, 2024

Solar module level Inverter optimizer

Opportunity 2024-023

ICP-OES Instruments

February 23, 2024

One Inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) instrument comparable to a ThermoFisher iCap PRO X Duo In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 10.002(b) (2) (i), this supplier scouting opportunity is for the purpose of conducting market research

Opportunity 2024-028

Plastic Buckets with Lids

 March 01, 2024

Looking for two different sized plastic buckets. The buckets should have a handle for easy 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.

Opportunity 2024-026

Identification Badge

March 01, 2024

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

Opportunity 2024-025

Various Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Machines

   March 01, 2024

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

Opportunity 2024-048

Remote Avalanche Control Systems

March 02, 2024

Remote Avalanche Control System that will trigger avalanches proactively with remote-controlled blasting. In accordance with FAR 10.002(b) (2) (i), this Supplier Scouting Opportunity is for the purpose of conducting market research. This is not a Request for Proposal/Quotation and does not represent a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation/award a contract.

Opportunity 2024-033

Bottler of Non-dairy Self-serve Drinks

March 08, 2024

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.

Opportunity 2024-036

Absorbent material 

March 08, 2024

Material should be an absorbent made from a non-woven 50% polyester / 50% rayon.

Opportunity 2024-032

Circuit Breakers

March 08, 2024

Procurement is to acquire 15.5-KV to 362-KV circuit breakers. A circuit breaker is an electrical switch designed to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by overcurrent/overload or short circuit. Its basic function is to interrupt current flow after protective relays detect a fault. Every substation has multiple circuit breakers. They are used on transmission lines, transformer lines, reactor banks, and capacitor banks.

Opportunity 2024-037

Organic Yarn

March 09, 2024

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.

Opportunity 2024-044

Multi-Tasking 5-Axis Mill Turning Center

         March 15, 2024

Two multi-tasking 5-Axis Mill Turning Centers is necessary to permit precise, high-quality manufacturing, and IT sustainability with regards to C1-Axis positioning, tool set up, control software, training, and accuracy. Market Research In accordance with FAR 10.002(b) (2) (i), this Supplier Scouting Opportunity is for the purpose of conducting market research. This is not a Request for Proposal/Quotation and does not represent a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation/award a contract.

Opportunity 2024-042

Bottling of Oat Milk Based Drinks

   March 15, 2024

Plant based beverage for Immunity – basic ingredients are spices, herbs, oil, etc. to be supplied by requester.

Opportunity 2024-043

X-ray Detectable Thread

March 15, 2024

The “thread” is Barium Sulfate (BaSO4) PVC extruded thread. A radiopaque compound. This is for medical use. Could be used inside the body.

Opportunity 2024-046

Synthetic Fibers

March 15, 2024

Synthetic Fibers for raw materials required for hair manufactuing in the United States

Opportunity 2024-045

Dehydrated Food Co-Manufacturer

March 15, 2024

Gluten-free, USDA Inspected co-manufacturer that specializes in making soup, stews curries, etc. and has the capacity to dehydrate, package and assemble shelf stable meals.

Opportunity 2024-047

Main Filter comparable to Purex model

March 22, 2024

A filter that goes inside the machine filters air from our laser cutting machines. We are looking for additional sources to purchase this or a comparable product or for a better cost and cheaper or free shipping charges.

Opportunity 2024-049

100% Recycled Polyester Waffle Beanie

March 22, 2024

looking a supplier to make 100% Recycled Polyester Waffle Beanie, ideally with a ribbed lining. Interested in 4 colors, preferably black, gray, rust, and blue.

Opportunity 2024-019

Steel Caster Capability

March 24, 2024

n/a

Opportunity 2024-024

Titration instrument

March 24, 2024

Laboratory titration instrument In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 10.002(b) (2) (i), this supplier scouting opportunity is for the purpose of conducting market research

Opportunity 2024-030

   Fans for fan coils

February 06, 2025

These items are intended to be used for residential and commercial appliances. We are looking for radial fans and fan coils.

Opportunity 2024-029

Coils for fan coils

February 06, 2025

We are looking for water to air heat exchangers, made of copper tubes and aluminium fins. They are intended to be used in fan coils for residential and commercial appliances.