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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on August 13, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Pennsylvania, we recommend that you visit Responding to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, the United Way's COVID-19 Resources or the Pennsylvania Chamber's Business Resources for Coronavirus.

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Description of Program and Relief

Portal for Manufacturers, Distributors, and Suppliers of Medical Supplies for Sale to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has established a Critical Medical Supplies Procurement Portal for the state government’s purchase of medical supplies, including personal protective equipment, hospital and lab supplies, and diagnostic supplies and instruments, to aid its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (The portal is not for use by the public to procure medical supplies.)

Manufacturers, distributors, and other suppliers can complete a form listing supplies available for purchase in order to allow quick and efficient procurement by the Commonwealth. The form does not include pricing information, but provides that payment terms are to be discussed at the time of purchase.

Government or Lead Agency

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; Pennsylvania Department of Health; Pennsylvania Department of General Services; and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

Dates Available

Currently available with no end date announced

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

The Portal is for use by manufacturers, distributors, and other providers of medical equipment and supplies.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

N/A

Contact for More Information

Questions about procurement or Pennsylvania’s supply needs should be directed to the Pennsylvania Department of General Services at RA-procinternet@pa.gov.

List of Additional Information

For more information about the Portal, and for lists of the medical supplies that Pennsylvania needs the most, click here.

The Critical Medical Supplies Procurement Form for manufacturers, distributors, and other suppliers can be filled out electronically and submitted online here.

Further detail and specifications established by the Pennsylvania Department of Health can be found in its Critical Medical Supplies Resource Guide, available online here.


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