PowerScribe 360 AF

Agency: Defense Logistics Agency
State: Pennsylvania
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • 65 - Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Equipment and Supplies
NAICS Category:
  • 541519 - Other Computer Related Services
Posted Date: Sep 19, 2017
Due Date: Oct 19, 2017
Solicitation No: SPE2D117AFPowerscribe
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Solicitation Number :
SPE2D117AFPowerscribe
Notice Type :
Sources Sought
Synopsis :
Added: Sep 19, 2017 3:40 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 the Air Force's current Radiology Voice Dictation System for 21 sites consisting of Contiguous United States (CONUS) locations and Outside Contiguous United States (OCONUS) locations. 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 the Air Force needs to support Radimetrics workflow across Air Force Medicine. This also reduce the number of steps to acquire data as well as the number of physical network interfaces are limited. Additionally, DoD is moving away from a PACS driven radiology workflow to a Radiology Information System (RIS) drive workflow. Cerner Radnet is the RIS. PowerScribe 360 has a bi-directional API interface with RadNet to communicate when a Radiologist selects a study for dictation. This function will show that the dictation is no longer available eliminating the possibility of another Radiologist selecting it. If a solicitation is posted, the vendor would have to quote how many bi-directional API interfaces are needed for each Air Force base.


In addition to software and hardware upgrades, the award(s) will procure training for end user radiologists. With this upgrade, the Air Force 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 able to support bi-directional API interface with RadNet.


-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


-Application utilizes an industry standard HL7 feed; vendor has bi-directional HL7 feed that will improve the communications between Composite Health Care System (CHCS) and its servers


-Vendor is approved to access CHCS' bi-directional HL7 feed and establish connections to its servers


-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


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? 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 October 19, 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 :
CONUS and OCONUS
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Timothy B. Joyce,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 2157372858
Secondary Point of Contact :
Sean McColgan,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 215.737.2107
Fax: 215-737-5752

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