DHS Power Scribe

Agency: Defense Logistics Agency
State: Pennsylvania
Level of Government: Federal
  • 65 - Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Equipment and Supplies
Opps ID: NBD00159189033861823
Posted Date: Oct 6, 2017
Due Date: Nov 6, 2017
Solicitation No: PowerScribeDHS
Source: Members Only
Solicitation Number :
Notice Type :
Sources Sought
Synopsis :
Added: Oct 06, 2017 1:30 pm
The proposed North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) codes are:

334614 Software and other Prerecorded Compact Disc, Tape, and Recording Reproducing

541519 Other Computer Related Services

561410 Document Preparation Services

811219 Other Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance

DISCLAIMER: This Potential Sources Sought (PSS) notice is issued as market research and is intended for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute an RFP or commitment by the Government. It does not constitute a solicitation (Request for Proposal or Request for Quotation) nor a promise to issue a solicitation in the future. The information provided in response to this PSS is for discussion purposes only and any potential strategy that may be developed from these discussions would be subject of a separate, future announcement.

The information received in response to this PSS may be utilized by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in developing an acquisition strategy, and requirements documents (i.e. Statement of Objectives, Performance Work Statement, or Purchase Description). DLA requires that only non-proprietary information be submitted in response to this PSS. DLA shall not be liable for or suffer any consequential damages for the use of any proprietary information submitted.

DESCRIPTION: DLA Troop Support - Medical in Philadelphia anticipates possible award(s) to upgrade software and hardware for two Defense Health Agency (DHA) military treatment facilities (MTF). These bases are at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (FBCH) and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). The award(s) will procure software and hardware to integrate with radiation dose monitoring software. This integration needs to support push web services for plain text in Radimetrics. Push web services allows for radiation dosage information to be pushed from PowerScribe 360 directly into Radimetrics, which is what DHS needs to support Radimetrics workflow across their systems. This also reduce the number of steps to acquire data as well as the number of physical network interfaces are limited. PowerScribe 360 is installed in the Government Approved Lab (GAL) and tested with MHS Genesis (Cerner). It is the only voice recognition system included in the platform, which means that if PowerScribe 360 is not procured, DHS will not be able to leverage voice recognition in the new Electronic Health Record (HER).

In addition to software and hardware upgrades, the award(s) will procure training for end user radiologists. With this upgrade, DHS is also seeking to purchase associated hardware to include microphones that will maximize the use of the software upgrade. The Government plans to procure these items as commercial items through fixed priced award(s).

There is currently one known source (brand): Two companies can provide PowerScribe 360. Nuance Communications, Inc., Burlington, MA 01803 - the manufacturer; and,

Carahsoft Technology Corporation, Reston, VA 20190 - an authorized distributor of PowerScribe 360.

Essential Characteristics:

- Solution must have a working interface with Radiation Dose Monitoring software (Radimetrics) push web services for plain text.

-Solution must be software installed in the Government Approved Lab (GAL) and tested with MHS Genesis (Cerner)

-Vendor provided volume based licensing structure that can accommodate changes in provider numbers without having to purchase additional licenses

-Vendor provided hardware configurations that function on approved operating systems (Windows Server 2008 R2, or later)

-Software application is installed through web based client and does not use a specific version of Java Script

-Software functions on diagnostic radiology workstations without any substantial system modification or configuration changes (can be easily installed by radiology personnel)

-Voice dictation speech engine can handle medical terminology

-Software platform can be integrated into multiple Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) platforms (i.e. Agfa, Fuji, Carestream, McKesson)

-Software can ingest data from radiation dose monitoring applications and transmit information into a standard report

-System must make use of speech engine with the same functional characteristics as Dragon Medical Speech engine v. 12.0 or higher

-Hardware configurations can be performed by the vendor prior to shipment/installation

-Software application features an integrated assisted diagnostic function that enables providers to search for specific medical information from within the application to improve disease diagnostics

-Software integrates critical test results management directly into the reporting process to ensure MTFs meet mandatory regulatory notification guidelines

Based on responses to this PSS, it is anticipated that, at some future date, solicitation(s) may be issued to pursue opportunities for award(s). A pre-solicitation notice may be published in FedBizOpps prior to the release of any solicitation generated from the information gathered in response to this PSS. Not responding to this PSS will not preclude participation in any future solicitation.

SMALL BUSINESS PARTICIPATION: The Government is interested in all businesses, to include Small Businesses, Small Disadvantage Businesses, 8(a)s, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, Hubzone Businesses, and Women-Owned Small Businesses. The Government requests that interested parties respond to this notice as a manufacturer or as a distributor.

RESPONSES: Please Provide the following information for your company:

? Company Name/Address

? Cage Code

? DUNS Number

? Point of Contact

? Phone/Fax Number

? Email Address

? Web Page URL

? Size of Business relative to NAICS Code (Small Business Size Standard Employees or less)

? Whether a U.S. or Foreign Owned Entity

? Indicate whether your interest is as a manufacturer or as a distributor

SUBMISSION OF INFORMATION: Responses to this PSS must be readable by Microsoft Office or Adobe software. Responses to this PSS shall be unclassified and should not exceed 20 pages in length (counting title pages, Table of Contents and Acronym lists). Prior to the response date, if necessary, potential respondents may request clarifications by email. Significant ETCC responses to a potential respondent's request for clarification will be posted to FedBizOpps under this Sources Sought. ETCC may provide feedback to respondents regarding their response to this PSS.

All interested parties are invited to submit a response to this PSS on or before November 6, 2017, 4:00 PM, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Please note: emails containing file types such as: .zip, .xlsx, docx, or other macro-enabled extensions, may not be delivered to the intended recipient. All responses and questions under this PSS must be transmitted electronically via email to Mr. Timothy Joyce at timothy.joyce@dla.mil and Mr. Sean McColgan at sean.mccolgan@dla.mil .
Contracting Office Address :
700 Robbins Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111-5096
United States
Place of Performance :
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Timothy B. Joyce
Phone: 2157372858
Secondary Point of Contact :
Sean McColgan,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 215.737.2107
Fax: 215-737-5752


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