Who We Are

The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

The NJLSVA was founded to educate suppliers on trends in industry procurement and public policy that affects the life sciences industry.

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Choose New Jersey’s RFP Watch provides up-to-date information on business opportunities throughout the Garden State at a cost that is affordable for all companies – with a place of business in New Jersey – large and small.

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Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Senate Panel Strikes Deal to Extend Children’s Health Program (CHIP) Financing for 5 Years

Washington, DC, September 14, 2017 — Robert Pear reported in The New York Times that U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) on Tuesday announced that they had reached agreement on a plan to prevent the imminent exhaustion of federal funds for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, commonly known as CHIP.

The current appropriation runs out at the end of this month, and many states will exhaust their allotments of federal money later this year or early next year.

The agreement would provide federal funds for the program for five additional years. Continue reading

Congress Faces Deadline to Renew Children’s Health Insurance Program

Washington, DC, August 25, 2017 — Rachel Roubein and Nathaniel Weixel today report in The Hill that Congress is approaching a healthcare deadline with enormous stakes for millions of people — and this time it isn’t about Obamacare.

Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which serves 9 million low- and middle-income children, is set to expire at the end of September, setting up a crucial deadline for a Congress already grappling with other high-stakes battle.

The looming deadline for CHIP has been overshadowed by the GOP effort to repeal Obamacare, and lawmakers left town for the summer without addressing the issue. Continue reading