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Official request from Procurement Canada

SUPPLY CHAIN SUPPORT - EMERGENCY SUPPLIES

There is a need to help Canada fight against COVID-19.  This is an official request from Procurement Canada and it is circulated on LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media. 

Calling All Suppliers - Help Canada Combat COVID-19

ACTION:              

Government of Canada is seeking information from suppliers on their ability to provide products and services in support of Canada’s response to COVID-19

BACKGROUND:

Products:

  • Disposable N95 masks
  • Disposable Surgical masks
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Vinyl gloves
  • Gowns
  • Bottles of hand sanitizer
  • Other prevention products

Services:

  • Guard / security services
  • Nursing services
  • Food services
  • Laundry services
  • Accommodation maintenance services
  • Personal services
  • IT support services
  • Other services

NEXT STEPS:      

Fill out this form if you can provide items from the list above, or any other product or services not listed.

 

TIMELINE:          

As soon as possible.

 

PLEASE DIRECT

INQUIRIES TO:   Your local Provincial Senior Business Advisor, or Strategic Account Manager.

For inquiries regarding the Government of Canada Call for Suppliers:

 

Exemptions from Health Canada on highly needed products.

In light of the unprecedented demand and urgent need for products that can help limit the spread of COVID-19—including hand sanitizers, disinfectants and personal protective equipment (such as masks and gowns)—as well as swabs, Health Canada is facilitating access to products that may not fully meet current regulatory requirements, as an interim measure.

In Canada, disinfectants are classified as non-prescription drugs. Hand sanitizers are classified as natural health products (NHPs) or non-prescription drugs, depending on the ingredients. Class I personal protective equipment (such as masks and gowns) and swabs are regulated as medical devices in Canada.

https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/72623a-eng.php

Innovation Canada have revamped their portal and now list programs that may be particularly relevant to this COVID-19 situation. You can see the portal and list here:

https://innovation.ised-isde.canada.ca/s/list-liste?language=en_CA&showFavourites=true&token=a0B5W000000BJcTUAW