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There are currently 44 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: June 12, 2024

Scouting Number

Scouted Item

Deadline

Description

Opportunity 2024-133

3-5ml bottle filling (cosmetic)

 June 18, 2024

Looking for a subcontractor to fill 3-5ml bottles of facial oil (primarily sunflower and jojoba oil) and either apply a printed label or use a silk screen process on the bottle. The client would provide the facial oil for bottling.

Opportunity 2024-142

Large 304H Stainless Steel Concentric Reducer

June 18, 2024

Large (68.94″ Long) Concentric Reducer, 1/4″ 304H Stainless Steel. See drawing for additional specifications. Client is building a tank with a concentric reducer. The reducer can be spun with the tank shell if possible. The link below describes what the client is looking for, but in 304H stainless steel. https://www.pipefittingsdirect.com/24-X-10-inch-carbon-steel-concentric-reducers

Opportunity 2024- 143

Tee Bodies, 36″ and 48″ sizes

June 18, 2024

Client needs these tees to build pressure vessels. They take a standard tee and machine holes in the body for manways and nozzles. Client would like to find a supplier who can deliver these tees with these machined features included. If these services can not be done, they would still like a price on the tee itself.

Opportunity 2024-108

Heat Pump Water Heaters

June 21, 2024

Heat Pump Water Heaters to be used to replace natural gas and/or electric water heaters.

Opportunity 2024-109

[HARDWARE] Conduit Clamp 4″ / Clamp 2″ / Coupling Conduit Compression

June 21, 2024

[HARDWARE] 3 items in this grouping // 1: RIGID STEEL CONDUIT CLAMP 4 IN ELECTROGALVANIZED STEEL 2-PIECE PRE-ASSEMBLED RIGID/IMC CONDUIT CLAMP 11 GA USED TO SUPPORT OR SECURE RIGID/IMC CONDUIT TO MOUNTING SURFACE 2: CLAMP, STAND-OFF, 2″, UNISTRUC, MFG# 703 2 EG 3: COUPLING CONDUIT COMPRESSION 1 1/4 IN PVC MFG 400T06

Opportunity 2024-110

Muletape

June 21, 2024

MULETAPE 1/2 IN 1250 LB DETECTABLE 22 GUAGE WIRE 3000FT MFG DT1250P. Item Group: Pull Rope.

Opportunity 2024-111

Ground Rod, Copper-Bonded Steel

June 21, 2024

GROUND ROD, 5/8 X 8′, UL APPROVED, COPPER-BONDED STEEL, MFG# 615883

Opportunity 2024-112

Coax Cable, Multiple Sizes

June 21, 2024

[COAX] 3 items in this grouping // Item 1: CABLE, COAX, .875, UNDERGROUND, FLOODED, P3 875 JCASS, MFG# 5309103 Item 2: CABLE, COAX, .875, AERIAL, P3 875 JCA, MFG# 5309003 Item 3: CABLE, COAX, .625, UNDERGROUND, FLOODED, P3 625 JCASS, MFG# 5308103

Opportunity 2024-113

Coax in Conduit, 2 sizes

June 21, 2024 

[COAX] 2 items in this grouping // Item 1: CABLE, CIC, 875, JCASS, P3, 2″ INNERDUCT, SDR11, BLACK, (2500 FT/RL) Item 2: CABLE, COAX, CIC-.625, 1 1/4″ SDR13.5

Opportunity 2024-114

Splice Connector, 2 types

June 21, 2024

[SPLICE CONNECTOR] 2 items in this grouping Item 1: CONNECTOR, SPLICE, 625, P3, 2PIECE, MFG# G2-625-SP-P3 Item 2: GILBERT .500″ SPLICE CONNECTOR MFG# GRS-500-SP-DU-03

Opportunity 2024-115

3 Piece Connectors + Adaptor

June 21, 2024

[CONNECTOR + ADAPTOR] 3 items in this grouping // Item 1: CONNECTOR .625P3 CABLE TO “F” FEMALE 3PC MFG GRS625BAFFDU02 Item 2: CONNECTOR 3 PIECE PIN TYPE LONG PIN 875 P3/T10 MFG GRS875CHDU02T Item 3: ADAPTER KS MALE TO F FEMALE LONG PIN MFG GF625CHT

Opportunity 2024-116

Fiber Cables, OPTIFIT

June 21, 2024

[FIBER] 2 items in this grouping // Item 1: CABLE, FIBER, 12CT, 600FT, 2MM, OPTIFIT, MFG# 44V1212AGF00600 Item 2: CABLE, FIBER, 12CT, OPTIFIT, 300′ PIGTAIL, OS2 BEND-IMPROVISED SM END A (12) LC UPC END B PIGTAIL 2.0 MM CIRCULAR NON ARMORED 0300 FEET MFG CCSVCD0000-0F0300

Opportunity 2024-117

Fiber Cleaner, Telecomm Specific

June 21, 2024

CLEANER, TYPE A, CLETOP CASSETT, W/BLUE TAPE, (FOR 2.5MM FERRULES ON CONNECTORS TYPE SC, FC,ST, E2000), MFG# 14100500

Opportunity 2024-118

[FIBER HARDWARE] Fiber Splice Tray + Tray Holder

 June 21, 2024

[FIBER HARDWARE] 2 items in this grouping // Item 1: SPLICE TRAY HOLDER FOR WCH-02P MFG WCH-SPLC-2P Item 2: TRAY, FIBER SPLICE, 12 FUSION SPLICE

Opportunity 2024-119

Die Cast Aluminum Housing for Gas Regulator

 June 21, 2024

This item is used as the “body” of a Gas Regulator which needs to have extremely low porosity levels in order to control the pressure of natural gas effectively.

Opportunity 2024-120

Nitrile Gloves

 June 21, 2024

Nitrile gloves are required by the Department of Veterans Affairs to continue mission critical operations to provide health care services to Veterans and beneficiaries, as well as to protect the VA workforce from several dangerous exposures. The use of nitrile gloves by VA personnel is in the best interest of the VA workforce and the broader public as gloves help to prevent or mitigate public health crises. Without nitrile gloves, the VA workforce would lack adequate protection against communicable diseases, as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as risk exposure to chemical and hazardous substances such as Fentanyl. By protecting the VA workforce against communicable diseases, and exposure to hazardous substances, the gloves also indirectly protect the broader public. The Supplier Scouting Synopsis for nitrile gloves is a market research effort to determine domestic manufacturers of nitrile gloves and their production capacities.

Opportunity 2024-121

Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR)

 June 21, 2024

Nitrile gloves are required by the Department of Veterans Affairs to continue mission critical operations to provide health care services to Veterans and beneficiaries, as well as to protect the VA workforce from several dangerous exposures and help to prevent or mitigate public health crises. The Supplier Scouting Synopsis for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) is a market research effort to determine domestic manufacturers of NBR specifically and their production capacities.

Opportunity 2024-122

Glycol Make-up Unit

 June 21, 2024

It’s a system that adds glycol into pipe water to prevent freezing and maintain water pressure

Opportunity 2024-140

Spur Gears

 June 25, 2024

One of our clients is looking for a new source of spur gears for his young manufacturing business. He needs four gears, three of which are standard off-the-shelf products: 1) 3-inch Spur Gear 2) 1.5-inch Spur Gear 3) 3/4 Spur Gear 4) 3/4″ Spur Gear with a 3/8″ hex hole cut into the middle

Opportunity 2024-141

8620 Investment Casted Rifle Components

June 25, 2024

A company in Montana that manufactures vintage Sharps rifles needs a foundry to produce various small gun parts through investment casting.

Opportunity 2024-146

Sonic Anemometers

June 27, 2024

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Global Monitoring Lab (GML) operates observatories worldwide that monitor the composition of the atmosphere, solar radiation, and meteorology in remote locations with unpolluted air. GML must purchase 2-D sonic anemometers to replace aging meteorology instruments currently operating at the NOAA Observatories and add additional heights of wind measurements to its observatory research sites.

Opportunity 2024-126

Slack Loop, Fiber

 June 28, 2024

SLACK LOOP, FIBER, 20.2″ X 34″, 21.4″ OD, (SNOW SHOE), MFG# FOS6TMK

Opportunity 2024-127

Duct Plug

 June 28, 2024

PLUG DUCT BLANK 1 1/4 IN WITH ROPE TIE 1.14-1.48 ID

Opportunity 2024-128

Vault Lid, Polymer Concrete

June 28, 2024

VAULT, LID, 30″ X 48″, POLYMER CONCRETE, EXTRA HEAVY W/2 BOLTS, FIBER OPTIC, W/EMS IN LID, 4 EA 18″ CABLE TRAYS, MFG 400-110048

Opportunity 2024-130 

 Plascoating

 June 28, 2024

Plascoat Performance Polymer Alloy (PPA) 571 Coating. Matte Black color. Application: Fluid Bed Dip. Thickness: 0.020″ minimum

Opportunity 2024-131

Large Inner & Outer Tank/Vessel

 June 28, 2024

We are looking for inner/outer vessel manufacturers that work/can work with 304N/316 steel. We would still like to be introduced if you are not a vessel manufacturer but have access to 304N/316. Greater detail and specifications provided once NDA is in place. While this is a new technology, this is not a start-up company.

Opportunity 2024-132

 Manufacturer/Copacker

 June 28, 2024

Need manufacturer/copacker of my BBQ sauce and BBQ rub. Client will provide the recipe, and potential co-packer will mix and bottle/pack end product. Client will provide current source for containers (glass, plastic bottles, packets) Company will be expanding into more product lines such as cream cheese, but that is not a required capability at this time. Company has expanded into national retail stores and current supplier cannot maintain anticipated demand.

Opportunity 2024-134

Plastic Bakery Box Lids

June 28, 2024

12Mil Clear APET (Amorphous Polyethylene Terephthalate) cut/creased/sometimes-glued lids for paperboard bakery packaging. Used together with paperboard box bases to protect and present baked goods. https://www.brpboxshop.com/3068×4216.html

Opportunity 2024-136

7-12 Seat Vans and Minivans

June 28, 2024

Buy America-compliant unmodified passenger motor vehicles The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is reviewing the availability of unmodified vans and minivans meeting both FTA’s Buy America requirement (49 U.S.C. 5323(j)) and auditing requirement (49 U.S.C. 5323(m)). Vans and minivans procured with FTA funds require that: (1) the costs of components and subcomponents produced in the United States is more than 70 percent of the cost of all components of the vehicle (domestic content requirement); and (2) final assembly of the vehicle has occurred in the United States (final assembly requirement). 49 U.S.C. 5323(j)(2)(C); 49 CFR § 661.11. On a procurement-by-procurement basis, van and minivan manufacturers must agree to an audit that includes: (1) a listing of the vehicle’s component and subcomponent parts, including their country of origin and costs; and (2) a description of the location of the final assembly point for the rolling stock, including a description of that activities that will take place at the final assembly point and the cost of final assembly. 49 U.S.C. 5323(m); 49 CFR Part 663. For additional information on the FTA Buy America requirements, see FTA’s Buy America Handbook here: https://www.transit.dot.gov/regulations-and-guidance/buy-america/conducting-pre-award-and-post-delivery-audits-rolling-stock.

Opportunity 2024-137

Grommets

June 29, 2024

Grommets: Coyote 4 Hole .30IN-.43IN, MFG/Vendor # 8003664 similar in form and function to: https://www.graybar.com/coyote174-silicone-grommet-kit-4-fiber/p/25094347?pcode=25094347

Opportunity 2024- 138

Bracket, Aerial Hanger

June 29, 2024

BRACKET, AERIAL HANGER, MFG# 8003325

Opportunity 2024-139

Strap, Aerial Cable Support

June 29, 2024

STRAP, AERIAL CABLE SUPPORT, PLASTIC ZIP TIE W/ INTEGRATED SPACER, 17″, 120#, MFG# TAS120L

Opportunity 2024-129

Electrolyzer Manufacturer

July 03, 2024

Electrolyzer Manufacturers: We are seeking companies that manufacture electrolyzer stacks. Also, looking for organizations that provide electrolyzer stack testing as a service completed product.

Opportunity 2024-144

Locating Ball & Orange Marker

 July 03, 2024

[MARKER BALL] 2 Items in this grouping // ITEM 1: MARKER, LOCATING BALL, EMS TELEPHONE 5′ RANGE 3M MARKER BALL MFG 6066 // ITEM 2: BALL, ORANGE MARKER, 5FT DETECTION RANGE, 1401-XR, (EMS), MFG# 80611161136 // Items can be used interchangeably Similar in form and function to: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/p/d/b00011108/

Opportunity 2024-145

Elevator

July 03, 2024

For the construction of the new Energy and Minerals Research Facility (EMRF) for the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines), 1000 18th Street, Golden, Colorado 80401, provide three (one service and two passenger) packaged elevators from a single elevator manufacturer and delivered to the EMRF construction site. This project is federally funded by the President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Therefore, the material used for construction is required to be compliant with the Build America, Buy America Act (BABAA). This NIST MEP Supplier Report seeks three BABAA compliant elevators that meet or exceed the basis of design. The basis of design is three Kone Monospace 500DX Elevators described herein (including additional information). The basis of design for the elevators meets or exceeds the design requirements including the strict technical requirements, maximum size requirements, minimum building/fire/elevator code requirements, maximum delivery schedule, and the maximum cost parameters enclosed. See also the requirements stated in the enclosed specifications, drawings, dimension and performance requirements, and other documents including warranty requirements. The packaged gearless machine room less (MRL) traction elevator systems and associated components and accessories include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Three elevator cabs (including standard elevator finishes) and hoistway and/or vertical lifting and pit equipment 2. All in cab operating control panels 3. All elevator system operational control panels 4. Cab finishes and lighting 5. Hall stations and lanterns 6. Exterior transom, entrance returns, and elevator doors 7. Two-way communication devices and wiring 8. All equipment, installation, testing, coordination with adjacent construction materials and systems, including, but not limited to, electrical (power and lighting), mechanical (plumbing and HVAC), telephone and data, fire alarm, etc.

Opportunity 2024-097

Power Module

July 07, 2024

Please see data sheet provided by the link. https://www.mornsun-power.com/html/pdf/LM150-23B12R2.html

Opportunity 2024-123

Industrial Diesel Generator

July 28, 2024

Diesel generator must be manufactured in the United States. The cost of the components of the industrial diesel generator that are mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States must be greater than 55 percent of the total cost of all components of the industrial diesel generator. See additional comments section for instructions on how to determine the total cost of the components. This is a Request for Information, not currently an active project. There is no Request for Quote at this time. We are looking for manufacturers that currently produce a BABA compliant product AND manufacturers that could modify the product to be BABA compliant. we are trying to identify capabilities before designing around a specific identified product.

Opportunity 2024-124

Solar Panel

 July 28, 2024

Solar panels must be manufactured in the United States. The cost of the components of the solar panels that are mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States must be greater than 55 percent of the total cost of all components of the solar panel. See additional comments section for instructions on how to determine the total cost of the components. This is a Request for Information, not currently an active project. There is no Request for Quote at this time. We are looking for manufacturers that currently produce a BABA compliant product AND manufacturers that could modify the product to be BABA compliant. This is an attempt to identify capabilities before designing around a specific identified product.

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.

Opportunity 2024-063

Solar Panels, Electric Vehicle Chargers, Electric Vehicles

March 07, 2025

Our grantees (across all states) are required to comply with BABA regulations, so we are doing research on what BABA-compliant solar, electric vehicles (EVs), and EV charging stations would comply. 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.