Government of Canada creates a hub for organizations looking to find resources on buying and supplying personal protective equipment

News release

June 9, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Public Services and Procurement Canada

The Government of Canada is working closely with partners to ensure Canadians have access to the information, resources and supplies they need to stay safe and healthy in response to COVID-19.

Today, the Government of Canada launched a new web hub to bring together available resources for organizations buying and selling personal protective equipment (PPE). As organizations re-open for business, they need reliable information on how to buy and sell the necessary supplies required to keep themselves and others safe.

The Supply Hub connects Canadian organizations from coast to coast to coast with federal, provincial, territorial and other resources and information about PPE, including consumer guidance. Buyers will find PPE supplier lists, in addition to guidance to help plan their PPE purchases. As Public Services and Procurement Canada continues to engage with our partners and advisory groups, the hub will evolve to include additional resources.

Quotes

“Across the country, efforts are underway to ease restrictions implemented to fight COVID-19. This Supply Hub reflects our pan-Canadian approach, and assembles a wealth of resources and information so that organizations have a single window to assist them in buying or selling personal protective equipment.”

The Honourable Anita Anand
Minister of Public Services and Procurement

Quick facts

  • As part of its Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19, the Government of Canada introduced new measures to directly support 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

  • Information for organizations looking to buy PPE includes: best practices to keep people safe, where to find PPE for purchase, consumer advice, and additional health and safety resources

  • Information for suppliers looking to sell PPE includes: product specifications, procurement and donation opportunities, and business guidance and programs

  • The hub is not limited to federal resources, and it links to resources from provinces and territories, non-profit organizations, and other associations, in addition to resources for Indigenous businesses, and links to lists of Indigenous businesses supplying PPE

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Contacts

Cecely Roy
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Anita Anand
343-549-7293
cecely.roy@canada.ca

Media Relations
Public Services and Procurement Canada
819-420-5501
media@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca

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