Public Spend Forum has announced the launch of a new PPE and COVID-19 products marketplace. Fandes, an ecommerce marketplace, and GovShop, a global government supplier discovery platform, have collaborated to bring vetted COVID-19 supplies and products to public and private buyers. The marketplace, powered by deep market intelligence and shipping expertise, provides access to fair prices, fast delivery times, and verified suppliers.
The purpose of the marketplace is worth noting: Fandes and GovShop came together to create this marketplace out of a sense of duty. On learning that smaller hospitals in hard-to-reach areas of the country were facing price gouging and long delivery times in the face of the pandemic, they combined their expertise to solve the problem.
On the site you can explore by the following categories: Masks, Disinfecting, Test Kits, Gowns, Gloves, and Face Shields. When you click on a category, you are then able to filter the results by price, color, certified/standards, and seller. You can sort the results by Position, Product Name, or Price. There is also the capability to search for verified suppliers via all categories, or by a specific category. In addition, there is capability to rate products and write reviews.
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