The problem

COVID-19 is a pandemic with global impact and it is exposing disparities in healthcare care safety while straining the supply and demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) and critical medical products. There are also significant inefficiencies in the PPE marketplace because of a lack of availability, authenticity, transparency and regulated pricing for PPE.

Further, a funding gap exists between manufacturers and buyers, there is a general lack of diligence to prevent counterfeits, as well as unnecessary complexities causing significant delays in the acquisition by end-users. While this scenario poses unique challenges, GSIS is positioned to comprehensively address it by bridging the funding gap and identifying, sourcing and delivering authenticated equipment to buyers.


GSIS is a consulting firm that provides advisory services at the intersection of security, public safety and business strategy for our global customers. With decades of cross-sectoral and frontline expertise in the public and private sectors, we provide cutting-edge services and solutions to our clients, including PPE during this international health crisis.

We have a proven track record in supply chain security, government procurement and international shipping and customs compliance. These core-competencies are matched by the convening power of our leadership team to secure financing and partner with industry leaders to create a comprehensive solution that mitigates the effect of the pandemic.

The solution

GSIS has created an end-to-end innovative solution for all stakeholders, whether a small contractor or government, manufacturer or distributor, an end-user or institution. Our unique approach helps provide stability to the PPE marketplace by creating an accessible, results-driven, and multifaceted platform that:

Addresses the funding gap through a partnership with Park Avenue Funding to streamline transactions, reduce costs, provide good faith loan liquidity and increase economic opportunity for vetted buyers, contractors and distributors;

Establishes a rules-based structured financing program to facilitate payment requirements of manufacturers as well as local, state and federal governments;

Navigates federal and state procurement processes and procedures through in-house regulatory compliance and legal expertise;

Provides equal access to the PPE marketplace through a network of trusted channel partners across the U.S. and globally;

Enables transparency and supply chain validation with state-of-the-art technology and partners;

Mitigates counterfeits and piracy by working with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and partnering with the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification companies;

Facilitates importation and customs clearance by working closely with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program.

Overview of the General Process


Due Diligence

Financing &
Surety Support

Supply Chain Validation
& Management

Manufacturing, Acquisition
& Product Authentication

Final Verification

Transportation &
Delivery Solutions

The GSIS platform ensures quality of products, reduces costs to end-users, mitigates risk to buyers, establishes systemic efficiency in the PPE sector while increasing funding access to marketplace participants.

Next steps

Each stakeholder has a role to play in addressing the health of millions during the COVID-19 pandemic. To leverage the expertise and support of GSIS, please contact [email protected]

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