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
- Questions concerning membership should be directed to the MTEC Executive Director, Ms. Stacey Lindbergh, firstname.lastname@example.org
- All other questions should be directed to the MTEC Program Manager, Ms. Kathy Zolman, email@example.com
Pre-Announcement, September 2018
Burn Patient Transfer System (BPTS)
The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) is excited to post this pre-announcement for a Request for Project Proposals (RPP) that aims to conduct research and development of a burn/trauma patient transfer system that would provide a platform for reporting immediate and surge burn/trauma bed availability across the U.S. and among NATO partners, and electronically match patient and bed location and match patient acuity with open beds at clinical burn/trauma facilities nearby using a secure, ubiquitous web-enabled, cloud-based service.
Following a military or civilian mass casualty or disaster event, military treatment facilities would experience a significant increase in burn patient volume. Burn injuries are rarely isolated events; typically there is some type of associated trauma along with a burn injury, thus inclusion of trauma bed resources is desirable. There is only one military Burn Unit, the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) in San Antonio, TX. While able to expand capacity in the event of a mass casualty event, and depending on the geographic area(s) involved in an event, bed capacity could soon be overwhelmed. The ability to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of triage and subsequent care would be critical to the management of an overwhelming surge in burn patient volume and intensity. Therefore, the goal of this research is to develop, test and research a cloud-based, mobile app-accessible and operated, open architecture-based IT system to improve the logistics of burn patient/trauma patient triage and transfer in and between participating military and civilian treatment facilities in the event of a war, disaster, nuclear or other mass casualty with large numbers of burn patients.
The Military Health System (MHS) seeks to leverage best practices and emerging technologies/trends by partnering with a broad array of already-engaged and leading edge industry and academic experts in the identification, development, testing and research of leading edge, open source platforms, services, data and tools that will:
- increase agility in delivering current and future capabilities both to the military and for U.S. civilian disaster management for determining burn/trauma bed/treatment availability;
- employ private industry tools and best practices to create an agile, mobile, easy-to-use, intuitively operated system/app;
- capitalize upon best practices and lessons learned by Government, industry, and academia;
- attract and engage experts in a team approach to improve military burn/trauma care management for bed assignments and practices;
- maximize and apply innovation to Defense Burn/Trauma response; and
- demonstrate opportunities for enhanced support, greater reliability, and efficiency at every stage of the medical transfer process for burn/trauma casualties.
It is the goal of the proposed effort to streamline the transfer and management process using the latest technology, such as a mobile “app,” for the burn/trauma bed status and burn/trauma bed availability for the American Burn Association (ABA)-verified Burn Centers with automatic upload into a database available to an Armed Services Medical Regulator (ASMRO)-like individual acting as the central military transportation clearing authority, as well as other stakeholders, such as the participating Burn Centers/Trauma Centers/Department of Homeland Security/National Disaster Management System and local/state/national Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Coordinating system(s).
The research is expected to be conducted in two phases over a 2 year period of time as follows:
- Phase 1 (6 months): The specific aims of Phase 1 are (1) to conduct a comparative study of similar/existing and/or relevant commercial applications, data management and predictive analytic tools and capabilities as well as relevant clinical capacity/resourcing applications, and (2) conduct a requirements definition process in support of the development of a Burn Patient Transfer System (BPTS).
- Phase 2 (18 months): The specific aim of Phase 2 is to develop a prototype/model application of an open-source, mobile, android-based BPTS.
Potential Funding Availability
The U.S. Government (USG) currently has available approximately $1.93 million (M) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. This is inclusive of funds that will be provided to the USAISR and the United States Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) for military consultation throughout the period of performance. Funding amounts to these organizations are TBD, and will be handled separately. Military consultation funds will reduce the total available amount to the performer.
MTEC anticipates that a single award will be made to a qualified team composed of teaming arrangements demonstrated to achieve the aims of this RPP.
The Period of Performance (POP) is not to exceed 24 months.
This RPP will be conducted using a two-staged approach. In Stage 1, current MTEC members are invited to submit White Papers using the format contained in the RPP. The Government will evaluate White Papers submitted and will select one or more White Paper(s) that best meet their current technology priorities using the criteria specified in the RPP. Offerors whose technology solution is selected for further consideration based on White Paper evaluation will be invited to submit a full proposal in Stage 2. Notification letters will contain specific Stage 2 proposal submission requirements.
The MTEC mission is to assist the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) by providing cutting-edge technologies and supporting effective materiel 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” government contractors, academic research institutions and not-for-profit organizations.
The RPP will be posted to the MTEC website and a summary notice will be posted on FedBizOpps (fbo.gov) to notify interested parties. MTEC membership is required for the submission of a white paper 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
or Mr. William Howell, MTEC Chief Operating Officer, email@example.com
- Administrative questions – Ms. Kathy Zolman, MTEC Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Membership questions – Ms. Stacey Lindbergh, MTEC Executive Director, email@example.com
Potential Topics of Upcoming Funding Opportunities in 2018 or 2019
The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) is excited to provide a list of potential topics that may result in upcoming funding opportunities in 2018 or 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.
- Infectious Disease
- Systems biology approaches to combat antimicrobial resistance
- Clinical and Rehabilitative Medline
- Prevention and treatment of volumetric muscle loss
- Therapies to maximize rehabilitation after service-related neuromusculoskeletal injuries
- Pain management
- Medical Simulation
- Augmented reality
- IT infrastructure to support joint evacuation efforts
- Military Operational Medicine
- Telehealth approaches to behavioral sleep intervention
- Physiological wearable sensors
- Combat Casualty Care
- Drug treatment for traumatic brain injury
- Medical autonomous and unmanned capabilities
- Medical and surgical robotics
- Virtual health
- Prolonged field care/en route care
- Hemorrhage and resuscitation therapies
- 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: