January 5, 2022

Dear First Nations Schools,

Below, please find a message from Focused Education Resources with information on suppliers of face masks.

If you have questions or comments about this opportunity, please contact Focused Education directly at supplies@focusedresources.ca.

Wishing everyone good health and all the best for the New Year,

— forwarded message —

Important Information from Procurement Services at Focused Education Resources

Mask Procurement: Supplier Options

As part of this week’s planning for a safe return to school, you may be considering the purchase of additional masks. To help, Focused ED has relationships with several suppliers who offer a range of options including non-medical and medical masks and respirators.

Vetted Suppliers to Meet Your Needs
As needs will vary, please contact suppliers directly. While each of the suppliers listed below has capacity to meet district-sized orders, a combination of heightened demand and supply chain issues may mean the availability of certain types or brands of masks may be limited. Where possible, it is recommended you place orders early and be prepared to be flexible with your order.

Bunzl Canada
James Sblendorio
Sales Manager
james.sblendorio@bunzlch.ca
604.540.5303

Grand & Toy Limited
Colin Coote
Senior Product Specialist
Facilities Resources
colincoote@grandandtoy.com
236.668.1410

Staples Professional
Peter Fernandes
Regional Sales Manager
peter.fernandes@staples.com
604.290.4866

Wood Wyant
Allan Bradley
District Manager
allan.bradley@woodwyant.com
604.798.1483

Official Guidance
To assist you in decisions around mask or respirator purchases, the following public health guidance from our provincial and federal governments may be of assistance:

We’re Here to Support You
Should you need procurement support related to masks or other safety supplies, please contact us at supplies@focusedresources.ca.