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Operational Architectures to Support Military Medical Training Simulations
The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) is excited to post this pre-announcement for a Request for Project Proposals (RPP) focused on Operational Architectures (system and technical) to Support Military Medical Training Simulations – the development of architecture models that will be used to guide the construction of integrated simulations and training modules for the Joint Evacuation and Transport Simulation (JETS) systems.
The military has a need to develop architecture models that will be used to guide the construction of integrated simulations and training modules for the JETS systems. The prototype Program/Systems architecture must be aligned with the most current Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) manual, Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) and DoDAF Products Matrix. The prototype technical architectures will be used to guide the construction of an integrated System of Systems (SoS) training platform for DoD Global/Joint Patient Movement (GPM/JPM) training purposes.
The JETS SoS must support many access methods (e.g., computer, smart phone, hard-stand training centers, tablet, etc.). The intent is to integrate Training Centers with each other, and with Point of Demand (POD) training, within a medical Synthetic Training Environment (mSTE) that is connected through a DoD training portal. This enables access to training through integrated Live, Virtual, Constructive, Gaming (LVCG) training modalities, that provides value to the User and the DoD. The end-state is a platform delivering effective and integrated Training Center and POD capabilities. Together, they will (i) provide customized training to the User’s when, where, and how they need to conduct training, on a global 24/7/365 basis, and (ii) address the training needs of the individual, team, squad, unit, and multi-units (e.g., mission planning, mission rehearsal, en-route care, patient movement control, logistics, patient hand-off, etc.). The system will provide training of GPM/JPM tasks (e.g., medic, corpsman, flight medic, Aeromedical nurse, Patient Control Cell member, etc.) by flowing simulated patient(s) through the replicated chain of evacuation from Role 1 to Role 4, and the ability to engage in training events with other Government agencies and Coalition Partners.
The development of the operational architectures will be structured into five Phases of work consisting of a base effort followed by four options to continue the system’s maturation. The base effort and the first option are the basis for the upcoming award but we want to provide the full spectrum of work that may be follow on and therefore of interest to proposers.
- Phase 1: Develop prototype knowledge products that provide the Program/System Architecture views for the Joint Evacuation and Transport Simulation (JETS) Capabilities Development Document (CDD). Deliverables include integrated and synchronized System Architecture artifacts defined as required for a Capabilities Development Document (CDD), which include (but may not be limited to): AV-1; AV-2; OV-1; OV-2; OV-4; OV-5A; CV-2; CV-3; CV-6; SV-1; SV-2; SV-3; SV-7; SV-8.
- Phase 2: Deliverables include a prototype integrated and synchronized Operational and Technical Architectures for JETS Phase 1, which enables JETS Phase 2-4 capabilities and enables a positive Milestone B decision. Identification of current systems and development of integrated operational, system, and capability views into a functional operational architectural context.
- Phase 3: Deliverables include a prototype Capabilities Production Document (CPD) for JETS Phase 1, with aligned required and supporting documents according to the current JCIDS Manual, DoDAF and DoDAF Products Matrix.
- Phase 4: Deliverables include a prototype integrated and synchronized Operational and Technical Architectures for JETS Phase 2, which enables JETS Phase 3-4 capabilities, and enables a positive Milestone B decision. Provide improvement to current capabilities to incorporate more interchange, interaction, and access modalities.
- Phase 5: Deliverables include a prototype Capabilities Production Document (CPD) for JETS Phase 2, with required aligned and supporting documents according to the current JCIDS manual and DoDAF. Increase through plug-ins the advent of new applications or technologies that enhance the overall breadth and depth of training. The five Phases of work will progress in a sequential manner over several years. The period of performance of each Phase is expected to range between 6-12 months.
The Government intends to solicit MTEC members/teams with expertise in the development of operational architectures and providing Information Technology solutions for military and/or health care systems. Proposals will be evaluated based on the technical and managerial soundness of the methodological approach to satisfy the documentation needs, and the Offeror’s relevant past performance experience. This upcoming solicitation is the first Phase toward building a fully integrated training platform that will enhance warrior medic support with timely interjection of training specific to needs and the ability to continually educate and maintain professional skills.
The MTEC plans to use a streamlined, interactive approach for this acquisition. This approach will consist of the following steps:
Step 1: MTEC members who wish to offer a solution to the RPP must submit a Solutions Brief. The Solutions Brief will contain the MTEC Offeror’s technical concept and approach along with their viability toward the specific effort. To meet the statutory requirement of the Other Transaction authority, Offeror Solutions Briefs will also have to address the significant participation of a Nontraditional Defense Contractor on the team or the willingness to provide 1/3 cost share to the project.
Step 2: After Government review, MTEC members who have submitted a favorable Solutions Brief will be invited to provide a pitch, either in person or via telecom. During this pitch, the Offeror will be provided an opportunity to discuss its technology and potential solution in more detail. During this time, the Offeror will also be expected to present and discuss rough order of magnitude (ROM) cost and schedule.
Step 3: After Step 2 the government will reevaluate Offerors’ based on the RPP criteria. If the Government evaluation team recommends moving forward, the specific MTEC Offeror will be notified and invited to submit a full project SOW and Cost Proposal in accordance with the MTEC Proposal Preparation Guide (PPG).
Because of the nature of the requirements set forth in this RPP, this streamlined, interactive approach is anticipated to be a better means to highlight company methodologies and skills and allow the government to gain a fuller appreciation of the work required to be completed. It provides more freedom and initiative to the Offeror to describe how they would approach and solve such an action. The full description of this contracting approach will be posted to the MTEC website and included in the RPP.
The RPP will be posted to the MTEC website and FedBiz Opps to notify interested parties. MTEC membership is required for the submission of a full proposal in response to this upcoming MTEC RPP. To join MTEC, please visit http://mtec-sc.org/how-to-join/
For inquiries regarding this pre-announcement, please direct your correspondence to the following contacts:
- Technical questions – Dr. Lauren Palestrini, MTEC Director of Research,
- Administrative questions – Ms. Polly Graham, MTEC Program Manager,
- Membership questions – Ms. Stacey Lindbergh, MTEC Executive Director,
MTEC is excited to post this pre-announcement for a Request for Project Proposal for Prototype Acceleration efforts that will focus on advancing novel prototype technologies into the next major stage of development/milestone dependent upon their current maturity. Examples of the next major stage of development/milestone include, but are not limited to: late animal testing and regulatory filing, manufacturing, next clinical trial, regulatory approval, etc.
To be eligible, prototypes must fulfill a recognized research need/capability gap that will be described in the Request for Project Proposals and must be (at a minimum) Technology Readiness Level 4. Proposals must have an overarching objective that demonstrates significant advancement in the readiness of the technology within a 12 month period of performance. Overall costs for an award may range from $150,000 – $300,000. Proposed efforts must be based on logical reasoning and sound scientific rationale. Please note that MTEC projects must eventually result in deliverables that transition medical solutions to industry.
The Prototype Acceleration Award mechanism is not intended to support basic research or research involving human subjects. Preliminary data is required.
Planned focus areas for the Prototype Acceleration Award solicitation include:
Wound Care/Anti-infectives to include point of injury wound care
- Novel platforms for the delivery of wound care anti-infectives
- Novel anti-infectives with the ability to prevent the development of infections post injury
- Novel anti-infectives that reduce inflammation and pain sensation
- Therapies to fight antimicrobial resistance
- Novel treatments for skin/wound infection
- Biologic therapies for muscle regeneration
- Novel platforms for regenerative medicine applications to include bone regeneration, bone grafting, and rebuilding tissues or skin after injury (e.g., burn injury)
All Offerors responding to this prototype acceleration opportunity are required to be members of MTEC. The Prototype Acceleration opportunity will be posted to the MTEC website, in addition there will be a FedBiz Opps posting to notify interested parties.