DoD Seeks Cost-Sharing Agreements With Medical Supply Manufacturers

The National Association of Manufacturers reports that the Defense Department’s Joint Acquisition Task Force recently released information about the Commercial Solution Opening (CSO) — a new way for manufacturers to submit proposals to help meet the federal government’s needs in the fight against COVID-19. This could help interested businesses quickly secure a cost-sharing agreement to expand domestic production capacity for critical medical supplies.

The CSO’s focus areas include masks, fiber and materials; screening and diagnostics; gloves and gowns; and pharmaceuticals. Reports say that $150 million is available for domestic industrial expansion cost-sharing support through the CSO. If you are interested, you must submit your proposal before Aug. 3, 2020. 7/16/2020