The long anticipated Request for Tender for the ADF Deployable Health Capability (JP2060 Phase 3) was finally released on Friday with a closing date of 9th November 2017.
Phase 3 aims to introduce an entire system (Mission System), inclusive of all Medical and Dental Equipment (‘a turn key’ solution) and designed to operate as an integrated capability. This Mission System, in concert with support aspects (Support System), is to be designed to evolve over time as health technology develops. The total integration of the acquisition and support facets of the capability from the outset is a new and innovative approach for Defence’s Deployable Health Capability (DHC).
The lengthy timeframe for submission is required to allow for collaborative arrangements to be established as no one company is in a position to deliver on the full requirement.
The RFT calls for a completely deployable health facility that allows for 3 layers of healthcare: Primary, Triage (including surgery, labs, pharmacy) and Specialist (including surgery, diagnostics and lab). The solution needs to include physical structures, power, water, waste disposal facility, the generation, storage and distribution of oxygen and the supply and support of all medial and dental equipment. More importantly the solution needs to be modular, with the ability to evolve as health technology changes.
To deliver on this requirement is a two part contract that will require tenderers to respond against the acquisition phase (design, development, implementation) and the Support Phase. This opportunity will see the collaboration of many primes and SMEs as this highly competitive tender develops.
An industry briefing will be conducted at Melbourne at a location to be advised commencing on 26 July 2017.
Representatives of prospective tenderers at the briefing will be limited to three personnel unless prior approval of additional attendees has been granted. Nominations to attend the briefing are to be forwarded in writing to the Contact Officer no later than five Working Days prior to the industry briefing.