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Personal protective equipment (PPE) for small businesses

We are making sure all small businesses can access the required personal protective gear and cleaning supplies needed to safely and responsibly operate.

It is the responsibility of each business to procure personal protective equipment (PPE) for employees.

The information below provides tools to help you determine what you need and where you can get it. This will help you responsibly phase-in services, all while keeping employees, customers, and the public safe, and following the state’s mandatory safety standards for workplaces.

Have questions? Contact:

Small Business Development

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Best practices for buying PPE

Keep in mind:
  1. Beware of scams. If you come across a fraudulent supplier, submit a consumer complaint to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.
  2. Ask the supplier up-front for estimates on shipping and delivery times.
  3. Consider asking to receive a sample or documentation of quality assurance. This is especially true if you are placing larger orders or are procuring medical-grade equipment. 
  4. Consider asking the supplier for other business references to verify reliability.
Disclaimer:

This information is solely intended to serve as a guide and support. Purchases are not guaranteed by the City of Boston. The City of Boston is not responsible for any loss or damage that may result from ordering from one of the suppliers listed below. These lists are provided for information only, the City:

  • has not formally vetted the products offered by any listed company
  • does not represent that any company’s products are suitable for any specific purpose, and
  • does not “approve” or otherwise prefer companies listed compared to companies that do not appear on any of the below lists.

Buy PPE and cleaning supplies

State help

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has created a searchable vendor database for businesses to procure PPE and cleaning supplies.

State vendor database


Local resources

We've also listed resources for businesses looking for suppliers of PPE and cleaning products in the table below. The City is solely providing a platform for information sharing. We recommend businesses follow best practices when sourcing supplies from new vendors.

Disclaimer:

This list is open to all local vendors that choose to identify themselves for this listing. Purchases are not guaranteed by the City of Boston. The City is not responsible for any loss or damage that may result from ordering from one of the suppliers listed below. The list is provided for information only, the City:

  • has not formally vetted the products offered by any listed company
  • does not represent that any company’s products are suitable for any specific purpose, and
  • does not “approve” or otherwise prefer companies listed compared to companies that do not appear on any of the below lists.

PPE partners

Need help in procuring PPE for your business? We recommend you reach out to one of the partners below. They match people looking for PPE with vendors able to sell:

Sell PPE and cleaning supplies

Fill out the form below if you are a local business providing PPE or cleaning supplies and want to be listed on this page.

Add your business

Add your business to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s PPE and Supplies Vendor List. 

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