The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) is seeking information from organizations capable of supporting a “Public Health and Medical Consequence Modeling, Simulation, Visualization, and Decision Support Network.”
BARDA Division of Analytic Decision Support (ADS) is acquiring capabilities to assist with the development and implementation of scientific-based modeling, analysis, and visualization tools used by Federal decision makers in planning and response for a CBRN incident, pandemic influenza, natural disaster, or outbreaks of other emerging infectious diseases.
The tools developed under this acquisition will assist Federal decision makers with medical and public health decision making for the advanced development and implementation of an integrated National medical countermeasures infrastructure (e.g., vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostics, and medical devices).
These activities include assisting government decisions makers during the development of preparedness plans, the implementation of response strategies, and communications with a wide variety of stakeholders, both during day to day operations and in the course of declared public health emergencies as part of the BARDA Modeling Coordination Group.
The anticipated requirements of this Network include two functional areas of support: Functional Area 1 is Decision Support, Reachback, Analysis, and Modeling (DREAM) and Functional Area 2 is Professional Services and Systems Integration (PSSI).
BARDA is a key collaborator in the new HHS Innovation Lab, opening in FY16. An essential part of BARDA’s contribution to the Innovation Lab is the expansion of the BARDA Modeling and Visualization Hub to include a CAVE2™ three dimensional (3D) immersive visualization system. Therefore, all of the tools and analyses developed by the current effort will be designed for use on both desktop computers and the Innovation Lab’s CAVE2™.
Multiple Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) awards will be obligated for the first functional area, with task orders for individual activities awarded amongst the IDIQ award holders. A single IDIQ award will be awarded for the second functional area, with one or more task orders anticipated per fiscal year. Offerors may submit a proposal for one or both functional areas, but offeror companies can only be awarded a contract for one functional area.
Further details are available via Solicitation Number: 16-100-SOL-00014. The response deadline is February 26, 2016.