Government Assistance for Manufacturers Helping Supply COVID-19 Response Needs

The Commercial Solution Opening is a program for manufacturers to submit proposals to address federal government needs in responding to COVID-19.  It can help US companies secure cost-sharing agreements to expand production capacity for critical medical and related supplies.  Specific areas of interest include Masks, Pharmaceutical Industrial Base Expansion, Screening & Diagnostics, and Personal Protection Equipment Industrial Base Expansion.

Under the program, $150 million is available for industrial expansion cost-sharing.  Proposals will be evaluated on a rolling basis, but must be submitted before August 3.

The Joint Acquisition Task Force at the Department of Defense has recently posted updated information and resources.  Click here for more.