Materials Evaluation Process (MEP)

The Materials Evaluation Process (MEP) is a new method by which a cross-functional group of WSSC employees will evaluate new materials, products, and vendors for approval and potential use within the Commission’s water and sewer networks. 

The purpose of the MEP is to:

  • Promote competition among qualified manufacturers, vendors, and suppliers.
  • Facilitate and document the approval process of new or improved material solutions related to WSSC’s construction and repair projects on the water and sewer networks.
  • Analyze proposed material specification changes for Commission water and sewer networks, including recommended deletion of approved manufacturers, products, and specifications.      
  • Support WSSC’s operational and maintenance quality programs through product review and selection.
  • Standardize on the best products for particular applications as necessary.
  • Document the product application review process to ensure consistency, efficiency, and transparency.

The MEP shall not be used to review products that are considered “non-network materials”, including products intended for installation in the water and wastewater treatment plants, general facilities or properties, any fleet related products or any information technology products.

Please click the link below to complete your MEP application.  You will be updated periodically on your application’s movement through the process.    Only fully completed applications will be considered.  Please note that additional information or samples may be requested during the review process.

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