Personal protective equipment

The state is working to obtain PPE from all available sources, including private sector manufacturers and distributors.

Purchasing

If you have something to sell and want to engage in a business relationship with the state, please follow these instructions to complete the online vendor registration process.

View a list of vendors and the products the state has made PPE purchases from. (You can also view the information sorted by product.)

Donating

The state is focusing on bulk donations to fill the highest needs first. If you have bulk items you'd like to donate provide details on what you are offering, for small quantities of items, or other items, submit your contribution offer of goods and services to Washington Emergency Management Division.

Manufacturing

If you are a company willing to shift gears and re-purpose manufacturing operations, provide us details on what you can offer.

Other offers

Let us know if you have any other offers of assistance.

Meeting PPE needs

More than 170 million items have been distributed since the state began purchasing PPE and accepting bulk donations. View our PPE dashboard for purchasing and distribution data.

The state continues its procurement of PPE, due to the critical importance of PPE in protecting frontline workers from infection and allowing progress under the Safe Start reopening plan.

The state uses a set of guidelines for prioritizing PPE requests from local and tribal jurisdictions and state agencies.

Institutions needing more PPE than they are able to obtain on their own - such as hospitals and long-term care facilities - make requests of local jurisdictions, which in turn request supplies from the state. The state works to support each jurisdiction to the extent possible. Due to the extreme supply constraints relative to need, from the beginning of the pandemic through late May, the state only allocated PPE to users that fall in the tier 1 category, which includes hospitals and long-term care facilities with confirmed COVID-19 patients.

Supply vs demand

Global supply chains have been overwhelmed since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Factors such as a growing number of COVID-19 cases, panic buying, and supply hoarding have led to shortages in PPE. And, unfortunately, without a national system of production and procurement, all 50 states are competing for crucial supplies.

As Washington counties move forward under the Safe Start reopening plan, PPE needs in the private sector increase. The state is having conversations about how to best support such needs.