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  • 1.  PPE OFFERS

    Posted 04-28-2020 10:35
    Hi, all.

    I have a question about being approached by people/groups with PPE for distribution.

    We have referred such offers to the state, with predictable results.  Our concern has been about liability - that we have no ability to vet the offers so if we're in the chain of ownership/handling/referrals we could be passing along rip-offs or unsafe PPE.

    Has anyone else has this concern?  Either way, how have you dealt with it?

    Thanks,
    Gian-Carl

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    Gian-Carl Casa
    President and CEO
    Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, Inc.
    Hartford CT
    (860)525-5080 1022
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  • 2.  RE: PPE OFFERS

    Posted 04-30-2020 10:28
    We have had the same concerns.  In my research, it appears that most of these vendors are ordering from DHGate.com.  It is a China based "Amazon".  If you order directly it's much less expensive.  I am considering placing an order for the Association.  The first vendor that approached us wanted a minimum of 50,000 KN95 masks with 50% upfront.  The costs were nearly $4 per mask.    Its a gamble, but here these are $.52 per mask.  https://www.dhgate.com/product/kn95-3d-mask-spot-sales-masks-dhl-shipping/527647045.html?dspm=pcen.sp.list.6.SyH3BrCKdP5PulM6nTMA&resource_id=527647045#s1-5-8;searl|3404903308:6

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    Mark Drennan
    CEO
    West Virginia Behavioral Healthcare Providers Association
    Charleston WV
    (304) 343-0728
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