MTEC understands the importance of sharing technical requirements as soon as possible with both members and to potential consortium members in order to allow the maximum possible time to prepare, team, and identify both public and private solicitation sponsors. Draft Request for Project Proposals will be shared via email upon request and this website. Understand that this information is draft in nature and changes could occur prior to publication of final documents. For specific Request for Project Information or Request for Project Proposal inquiries, please direct your correspondence to the following contacts:
- Questions concerning contractual, cost or pricing should be directed to the MTEC Contracts Administrator, Ms. Rebecca Harmon, email@example.com
- Technical related questions should be directed to the MTEC Director of Research, Dr. Lauren Palestrini, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
or MTEC Chief Operating Officer, Mr. William Howell, email@example.com
- All other questions should be directed to the MTEC Program Manager, Ms. Kathy Zolman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Announcement, May 2019
Mobile Application Development Proof of Concept – Theater Blood
The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) is excited to post this pre-announcement for a Request for Project Proposals (RPP) focused on the development of a mobile application prototype to support the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) Theater Blood mission in the following three capability areas: Inventory Management, Donor Management, and Transfusion Management. The prototype application will extend the subset of capabilities that exist in a centrally hosted enterprise Theater Blood application to users working in environments characterized by disconnected, intermittent, and low-bandwidth (DIL) network connectivity.
The Joint Operational Medicine Information Systems (JOMIS) program management office resides within the Program Executive Office, Defense Healthcare Management Systems. JOMIS is responsible for developing, deploying and sustaining operational medicine IT systems that support the delivery of comprehensive health services to deployed forces across the full range of military operations. The current suite of operational medicine IT systems supporting deployed forces is the Theater Medical Information Program – Joint (TMIP-J), which includes the DoD Theater Blood application.
The Armed Services Blood Program, through the joint efforts of the Army, Navy and Air Force, collects, processes and ships blood and blood products to members of the U.S. armed forces across the globe to ensure viable blood products are available for transfusion when and where required, including dynamic operational environments ranging from austere land and sea operations to fixed locations in a mature operational theater.
Theater blood operations are currently supported by a TMIP-J application hosted on a database that physically resides in the continental United States (CONUS). Users access the Theater Blood application via a web browser to perform a variety of functions focused on ensuring the integrity of the supply chain management and quality of blood products. These blood support functions are closely coupled with clinical services to ensure the total life cycle tracking of blood products from the point of origin/donor ultimately to the transfused patient or point of destruction. In the operational environment, however, the blood community often works in medical support facilities characterized by the DIL environment. Thus, there is a requirement for a solution that allows for the capture of data in an offline mode, and for the synchronization of data captured in the offline mode with the enterprise Theater Blood application when connectivity becomes available.
JOMIS is using DISA’s ProjectForge (https://www.forge.mil/downloads/PForge_ids.pdf) to host an Operational Medicine Mobile (OMM) Collaborative Development Environment (CDE). The OMM CDE will be used to support the development of mobile applications that will complement/supplement current and future operational medicine IT solutions. The goal of this program is to support Research, Development, Test and Engineering (RDT&E) activities associated with using the JOMIS OMM CDE to develop prototype mobile applications that will extend the ability of theater blood users working in the DIL environment to perform the functions required to ensure the integrity of the supply chain management and quality of blood products.
To support the preparation of proposals, this upcoming RPP will provide potential Offerors with source code and video demonstrations of a previously developed theater blood mobile application, and a high level set of approved requirements. Following award, the selected Offeror(s)/Awardee(s) will be provided with access to a test instance of the existing Theater Blood application to support the development of the new prototype. Awardee(s) will be expected to provide the Government with lessons learned from experiences working with the OMM CDE and CDF in the form of a report. The Awardee(s) will also assist the Government with demonstration of the new prototype capabilities in a location specified by the JOMIS Program Management Office (PMO), assist the Government with preparation of an initial training solution, and assist the Government with planning for transition of the new prototype to a production quality application.
The full spectrum of work is expected to be conducted in two tasks over a 12 month period of performance (PoP), as follows.
Task 1 (PoP up to 5 months):
Develop a mobile application prototype that focuses on one of the following three capability areas: Inventory Management, Donor Management, and Transfusion Management. The functional prototype must meet the following requirements (subject to change):
- Meet documented requirements and demonstrate capability consistent with that within the legacy prototype Theater Blood mobile application that will be provided to potential Offerors as Government Furnished Information (GFI)
- Fully compliant with Department of Defense (DoD) Open Systems Architecture requirements;
- Developed within the OMM CDE, a forge.mil project page containing tools, documents and code management capabilities);
- Be fully integrated with the shared services applications contained within the OMM CDF [e.g., consist of a Single Sign-On app which manages Authentication and Authorization functions for all users of OMM applications];
- Integrates a Patients application that provides patients’ demographics info as applicable;
- Integrates a Transport application that provides a data communications capability between back office systems as applicable;
- Must leverage, to the maximum extent possible, elements of the OMM Software Developers Kit (SDK), which is another element of the OMM CDF that consists of C# class libraries, and a service layer that can be utilized to leverage capabilities within the class libraries, to develop the TBLD app.
- Must also, to the maximum extent possible, structure any newly developed capabilities as an augmentation of the existing set of class libraries, when it is determined by Government review of the vendor design that reuse of specific elements of the code developed within this project is warranted
- Source code developed within this project shall compile within the Xamarin Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to a cross-platform (android & iOS) app that is capable of running on android/iOS devices on the DISA Approved Devices list at time of delivery of the prototype
Approaching the conclusion of Task 1, the JOMIS PMO plans to conduct an interim administrative review to assess performance to date and provide a go/no-go decision for the execution of Task 2.
Task 2 (PoP up to 7 months):
Develop a mobile application prototype that focuses on the two capability areas (Inventory Management, Donor Management, and Transfusion Management) not developed in Task 1. All prototype requirements described in Task 1 must also be met in Task 2.
Potential Follow-on Task:
There is potential for award of a follow-on task to complete the development work required to transition the prototypes into fully developed applications to be integrated into the operational medicine suite of IT systems and fielded to operational medicine users. Additionally, the Government may issue a non-competitive follow-on production contract or transaction pursuant to 10 USC 2371b section f.
Potential Funding Availability:
The U.S. DoD currently has available between $1.5 and $3.0 Million (M) for the first 2 Tasks of this effort. The PoP is not to exceed 12 months (up to 5 months for Task 1 and up to 7 months for Task 2). Dependent on the results and deliverables from Tasks 1 and 2, additional time may be added to the period of performance for follow-on tasks.
It is expected that MTEC will make a single award to a qualified team to accomplish all tasks. The program shall be led by a centralized point of contact at the prime contracting organization. If a single proposal is unable to sufficiently address the entire scope of this RPP’s objectives, several Offerors may be asked to work together in a collaborative manner.
Full proposals will be required in response to this upcoming RPP. The RPP will be posted to the MTEC website (mtec-sc.org) and a summary notice will be posted on FedBizOpps (fbo.gov) to notify interested parties. The RPP is expected to be released within the next few weeks and will have a short proposal preparation period (approximately 30 days). 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/.
The MTEC mission is to assist the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) by providing cutting-edge technologies and supporting life cycle management to transition medical solutions to industry that protect, treat, and optimize Warfighters’ health and performance across the full spectrum of military operations. MTEC is a biomedical technology consortium collaborating with multiple government agencies under a 10-year renewable Other Transaction Agreement (OTA), Agreement No. W81XWH-15-9-0001, with the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA). MTEC is currently recruiting a broad and diverse membership that includes representatives from large businesses, small businesses, “nontraditional” defense contractors, academic research institutions and not-for-profit organizations.
Points of Contact:
For inquiries regarding this pre-announcement, please direct your correspondence to the following contacts:
- Technical and membership questions – Dr. Lauren Palestrini, MTEC Director of Research, email@example.com
- Administrative questions – Ms. Kathy Zolman, MTEC Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Potential Topics of Upcoming Funding Opportunities in 2019
The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) is excited to provide a list of potential topics that may result in upcoming funding opportunities in 2019.
Technology Focus Areas
MTEC is interested in projects within the technology focus areas described below. In particular, MTEC is seeking projects in the specific areas of interest highlighted within each technology focus area. Proposed projects must be based on logical reasoning and sound scientific rationale.
Please note that proposals are not to be exploratory in nature and require a foundation of preliminary data.
The following list of potential topics is not exhaustive and is subject to change.
- Drugs, Devices and Vaccines
- Wound Infections
Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Pain Management
- Wound Healing
- Simulation Training to Improve Combat Medic/ Corpsman Performance in the Battles pace
- Augmented reality
- Virtual Reality
Military Operational Medicine
- Psychological Health and Resilience
- Physiological Health Performance
- Extreme Environmental Stressors
Combat Casualty Care
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Prolonged Field Care
- En Route Care
- Hemorrhage and Resuscitation.
- Semi-autonomous, Automonous and Remote Operated Medical Systems
- Robotic Medical Care
- Smaller, Ruggedized Medical Systems
- Artificial Intelligence
The MTEC mission is to assist the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) by providing cutting-edge technologies and effective materiel lifecycle management to transition to industry innovative medical solutions that protect, treat, and optimize warfighter health and performance across the full spectrum of military operations. MTEC is a biomedical technology consortium collaborating with multiple government agencies under a 10-year renewable Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) (Agreement No. W81XWH-15-9-0001). MTEC is currently recruiting a broad and diverse membership that includes representatives from large businesses, small businesses, academic research institutions, and not-for-profit organizations.
Membership in MTEC 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, please contact:
Technical questions – Dr. Lauren Palestrini, MTEC Director of Research, email@example.com