Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Dataset
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published July 19, 2016 - Deadline July 28, 2016
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) intends to award a sole source, fixed-price purchase order under the authority of FAR 6.302-1, to Indiana University at 509 E 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 46202, to purchase and deploy portable mobile x-ray equipment to Kenya. The university awarded to perform this work must be an AMPATH member with appropriate agreements and relationships in place to purchase and ship medical equipment to the Moi facilities in Eldoret, Kenya. The Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC) an intramural R&D division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) requires a large university in the United States, that is a member of the Kenya Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) consortium, to acquire portable digital x-ray equipment and a radiologist to test and install the software, to support research on the development of image analysis tools and algorithms to distinguish normal from abnormal x-rays. This is an essential component of an LHC research project investigating "Computer capture and automatic processing of digital radiology images in remote and difficult to access settings."AMPATH is a partnership between Moi University School of Medicine, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH - Kenya's second national referral hospital in Eldoret, Kenya), and a consortium of U.S. medical schools founded in 1997. It is a provider of healthcare resources in rural Western Kenya. Medical institutions providing healthcare and conducting clinical and informatics research in Kenya must be members of AMPATH, and only participating U.S. medical schools may be involved in healthcare delivery, and clinical and informatics research. Membership is essential to acquire and ship equipment since AMPATH will not accept items from non-member organizations. Non-member organizations will not be able to ship medical equipment to Kenya without proper justification afforded by AMPATH membership and its collaboration with the Ministry of Health in the Government of Kenya. The consortium is led by Indiana University School of Medicine and includes Brown University School of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Providence Portland Medical Center, University of Utah School of Medicine, and University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. AMPATH also has collaborations in place with more than 20 other universities and research organizations. The AMPATH mission is to address and reduce barriers to high quality care in the resource-constrained setting of Eldoret, the fifth largest city in Kenya, located on the Western side of the Rift valley. In partnership with USAID, AMPATH (www.iukenya.org/hiv.aids.html) now manages the largest AIDS prevention and treatment program in sub-Saharan Africa, and cares for more than 200,000 HIV-infected adults and children, in 48 sites across a 300-mile swath of western Kenya. Nearly one-half of these patients are on anti-retroviral drugs. Four-wheel drive vehicles can only access most of these sites due to difficult, unpaved roads. The period of performance will be for eighteen (18) months. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this requirement is 541712: Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology) with the small business size standard of 1,000.This is not a Request for Quotation (RFP), nor is a RFP available. Notwithstanding, any responsive source that believes it is capable of meeting NLM's requirement, as stated herein, may submit their corporate capabilities, which, if received by the response date of this announcement, may be considered. Responses to this posting must be submitted via NLM's Electronic Contract Proposal Submission (eCPS) system at https://ecps.nih.gov/nlm, no later than 1:00 p.m., (Eastern Daylight Savings Time), Thursday, July 28, 2016. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed requirement based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government.
NOTE: For directions on using eCPS, go to https://ecps.nih.gov/nlm, and click on "How to Submit." To submit your electronic proposal using eCPS, all offerors must have a valid NIH External Directory Account, which provides authentication and serves as a vehicle for secure transmission of documents and communication with the NLM. The NIH External Directory Account registration process may take up to 24 hours to become active. Submission of proposals by facsimile or e-mail is not accepted.