Call for Richmond Manufacturers and Suppliers – Help with Canada’s COVID-19 Response

This page will be updated regularly with key information on how your business can get involved by supplying or manufacturing essential goods and services to help government combat the coronavirus.

Government of Canada Call for Suppliers

The Federal Government has issued a call to suppliers for the provision of products and services required in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. These include products such as N95 masks, surgical masks, gloves, and gowns, as well as services such as guard/security services, nursing services, accommodation, and food services. Below is a more detailed list and a link to submit your information into a centralized database.

For more information and to register your business as a supplier, click HERE.

Government of Canada Call for Manufacturers

If you are a Canadian manufacturer or business that can assist Canada in meeting the need for medical supplies, your help is needed.

If you can say yes to the following, we want to hear from you.

  • You manufacture in Canada and/or have ready access to necessary inputs through your supply chain.
  • You have equipment or facilities that can be rapidly re-tooled to meet medical needs, including for personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, masks and surgical gowns; sanitizers; wipes; ventilators; and other medical equipment and supplies.
  • You have skilled workers who are able to respond and who could be available for work in the current circumstances.

The Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19 directly supports businesses to rapidly scale up production or re-tool their manufacturing lines to develop products made in Canada that will help in the fight against COVID-19.

Send a short summary of your offer to: [email protected].

If you would like to explore what support is available to respond to this call (i.e. labour, inputs, funding), please contact us at [email protected]

Specifications for Suppliers and Manufacturers

Call for Suppliers – Product Specifications (Government of Canada)
Guide for Expedited Licensing Approach for Hand Sanitizers (Health Canada)
Guide to Local Production: WHO-recommended Handrub Formulations (World Health Organization)
Technical Specifications for Medical Supplies (World Health Organization)

Open Innovation Calls

If you are an individual or company that would like to collaborate on solving challenges related to COVID-19, the following programs have been developed to encourage and facilitate innovation in this area.

National Research Council COVID-19 Challenge Program

This program will bring together a national network of researchers and scientific facilities to address pressing needs and challenges. The COVID-19 Challenge Program, composed of teams of government, academic, and private-sector partners will address a range of medium-term Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada needs, including:

  • personal protective equipment
  • sanitization
  • diagnostics and testing
  • therapeutics
  • disease-trackingtechnology

Register your Expression of Interest for collaborating on this challenge HERE.

Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster – Call for COVID-19 Solutions

The Digital Technology Supercluster is leading the development of solutions to some of the biggest issues created by COVID-19. The COVID-19 Program is focused on unlocking solutions to protect the health and safety of all Canadians and our economy through the development, deployment, and scaling of digital technologies.

Have a project idea? More information and program guide found HERE.

Next Generation Manufacturing Canada COVID-19 Response Program

NGen will invest $50 million in Supercluster funding to support companies as they rapidly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by building a Canadian supply of essential equipment, products, and therapeutics. 

Projects will be selected for funding according to critical needs identified by the Government of Canada and the ability of manufacturers to produce products that are safe for both patients and health care workers. NGen will prioritize communications accordingly. 

For more information including the full bullet and project guide, click HERE.

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