The S.C. Emergency Supply Collaborative portal, launched in April, has joined forces with national marketplace PPE Exchange to expand the online resource providing personal protective equipment to state businesses.
The portal is a collaboration between the S.C. Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the S.C. Hospital Association, the S.C. Department of Commerce and SCBio. PPE Exchange is an online marketplace of more than 200 regional and national PPE suppliers which connects hospitals, health care providers and businesses with verified PPE suppliers. Would-be buyers can search for items, compare prices, complete transactions and schedule orders through the site, which also allows delivery tracking.
“The demand for PPE continues to be critical to our state and its diverse businesses and healthcare providers,” Chuck Spangler, president of the S.C. Manufacturing Extension Partnership, said in a news release. “After creating and operating the South Carolina COVID-19 Emergency Supply portal with our partners these past several months, we identified PPE Exchange as an organization with the secure technology platform, expanded mix of vendors and products, and service-driven operations approach to provide the secure digital marketplace that Palmetto State organizations seeking PPE deserve.”
To use the PPE Exchange marketplace, visited www.ppe.exchange and request access. Once contact information is entered, an email will be sent with login instructions.
“Whether from a South Carolina or a South Dakota supplier, organizations and individuals can go online 24/7 via PPE Exchange to identify and select the critical need items they need from the expanded menu of providers and offerings,” Sam Konduros, SCBio CEO, said. “We encourage every member of our state’s industry, if you have a need for PPE products, or want to add your products to the growing registry of vendors, to visit PPE Exchange now.”