EDA Issues RFI for Ensuring Equitable Access to PPE for Businesses and Non-Profits
On June 15, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to seek information, ideas, and solutions on how to ensure the state’s small businesses and nonprofits have access to personal protective equipment and safeguarding tools that are needed to reopen and operate safely. The RFI includes a special concern that PPE be available to organizations run by/for women, minorities and people of color, veterans, and other historically disadvantaged communities.
Entities that could respond to the RFI may include:
- PPE manufacturers and suppliers
- technology companies
- medical or office equipment retailers or wholesalers
- existing or new buying cooperatives or consortia
- non-profit organizations
- industry or trade groups
- and post-secondary educational institutions
Respondents can offer ideas for full solutions for sourcing and distribution of PPE or could address one aspect of the need, such as technological solutions or small business insights.
All questions concerning the RFI must be submitted in writing no later than 11:59PM EDT, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, via e-mail to: SmallBusinessPPE@njeda.com. Answers to questions submitted will be publicly posted on the Authority’s website on or about Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
Final responses to the RFI must be submitted in writing no later than 11:59PM EDT, on Friday, June 26, 2020 via e-mail to: SmallBusinessPPE@njeda.com. The subject line of the e-mail should state: “RFI Response-2020-RFI-OET-Covid19-PPE-107.”
To read the EDA Press release, click here.
Please reach out to Hilary Chebra, Manager. Government Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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