Tactical Combat Casualty Care

Agency: Department of the Army
State: Florida
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • 69 - Training Aids and Devices
NAICS Category:
  • 333318 - Other Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Posted Date: Sep 19, 2017
Due Date: Sep 21, 2017
Solicitation No: W900KK-16-TC3X
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Added: Nov 08, 2016 9:40 am Modified: May 04, 2017 4:31 pm Track Changes

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1.0 Program Title: Tactical Combat Casualty Care Exportable (TC3X)

1.1 Introduction: The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), Joint Medical Program for Medical Modeling and Simulation (JPMO MMS), Product Manager Medical Simulation (PdM MS) is seeking information on latest medical training technology in support medical tasks training of non-medical military personnel as documented in STP 21-1-SMCT, HQDA Soldier's Manual of Common Tasks Warrior Skills, Level 1, Dated; August 2015 (WTS-L1). The government is interested in training aids technology and architectures with potential for capability growth in support of future medical training needs (WTS-L2 and beyond).

TC3X is the Army program of record that will deliver an integrated training system capability to support medical training programs for non-medical military.

2.0 Acquisition Strategy Planning Information: The government desires to expeditiously field the TC3X training aid capability. In that respect, the government will consider available COTS solutions, but would also consider a limited level of development and integration of critical technology in order to address the limitations of commercially available systems, unique training task requirements, growth potential and other system level challenges presented by the battlefield environments. The government will determine best value based on technical advancement/innovation, system overall performance, future growth capability and life cycle cost. System technical performance (physiological and anatomical fidelity, reliability, growth potential, robotic humanness, and other system features) as well as acquisition and life cycle cost optimization, will be evaluated and may be incentivized.

The effort's emphasis will be on the acquisition of a system that allows soldiers to practice required medical tasks, to conduct a predetermined number of task iterations, and provides real time assessment of the trainee's effectiveness in performing the medical task and motor skill. The medical training system may be used during live training events. As a progression in system capability it would be desirable for the TC3X to include remote training control capability. Such control node would allow trainers to remotely set, monitor, reset and manage the population of network ready training devises through local network communications. The system would be capable of controlling, communicating with, capturing and providing feedback on the training task at hand and documenting and reporting on individual trainee progress in near real time.

2.1 Estimated Budget: $21M

2.2 Acquisition Time Estimates:
? Initial RFI Release, Nov 2016
? Revised RFI Release, April 2017
? Industry Day, 25-26 April 2017
? Planned RFP Release, June 17 2017
? Planned Contract Award, Apr 2018 or sooner

2.3 Planned Program Requirements: PdM MedSim has the requirement to field up to 77 TC3X systems to approximately 40 sites at CONUS and OCONUS, over a 5 year period. The majority of the sites are in CONUS with OCONUS sites including Hawaii, Alaska, Germany, and Korea.

3.0 System needs: The TC3X training system will support medical tasks training for non-medical soldiers as defined in document STP 21-1-SMCT, HQDA Soldier's Manual of Common Tasks Warrior Skills, Level 1, Dated; August 2015. It is desired that the system capability be a 70% non-developmental Solution under a low risk fast track acquisition.

3.1 Fidelity: The government desires a medical training system that has the required anatomical and physiological fidelity to support training of warrior skills for non-medical military personnel. The system will allow for a prescribed number of sequential task iterations. It is also desired that the system will allow for collection and real time conveying of task effectiveness feedback.

3.2 Reliability: The system should be able to perform under field conditions. It is envisioned that the training aid will have to perform under and survive extreme battlefield like settings. This includes desert, tropical and cold weather environments. The soldiers are required to learn to treat traumatic injuries, in the field and under fire conditions. The intent is to expose the soldiers to the environment and modern warfare battle conditions, under which they must perform the prerequisite tasks.

3.3 System Availability: The system is to be available for use 12 hours per class day, 52 weeks per year.

3.4 Growth capability: It is desired that the system architecture will allow for growth in support of future training requirements. Additional warfighter medical skills will be added to future releases of HQDA Soldier's Manual of Common Tasks Warrior Skills documentation. Also integration of the system and other training aids into local a network with the intent of providing central management and data collection, assessment and relaying/reporting of individual class performance and class metrics is desired in the future.

3.5 System versatility: A versatile system based on a modular architecture that will permit the adaptation of a basic integrated capability structures, in order to support multiple training objectives and skill levels training, is desirable.

3.6 Supports Student Assessment: A system that is able to collect, display, transmit and receive pertinent training metrics data and control in support of personnel skills proficiency assessment is considered advantageous. Training aid that supports and provides real time performance assessment is desired.

3.7 Skills/Tasks recurrence: A system that allows the student or instructor to repeat tasks as prescribed in order to achieve level of proficiency on patient assessment and motor skill tasks is desired. In this respect, system design should allow for quick reset of the system pertinent components during task iterations, while preserving model anatomical and physiological fidelity and humanness integrity is desired.

3.8 Operator support: In order to afford reduction of operations personnel and facilitate system operations it is desired that the system be equipped with the necessary level of automation and operator support tools. It is desired that the TC3X system will be able to support training class size of up to thirty (30) students per session under the direction of three unit organic (3) instructors. Instructors are responsible for setup, operations, assessment and performing equipment reset and preventive maintenance of the TC3X capability. With the exception of the initial train-the-trainer, all follow-on training, setup and operations will be from organic assets of the unit.

3.9 Sustainment: A key objective of the program is to reduce the operational and sustainment support costs. Maintenance and replenishment of consumable costs should be optimized through proper design and the use of technology when establishing life cycle support costs.

3.10 System Mobility: It is desired that the TC3X training capability be loaded and transported via ground, sea and air, using standard Army transportation assets including a Joint Light Tight Vehicle.

3.11 System Configuration: It is envisioned that the TC3X system will be self-contained within cases, with the needed complement of system and respective sustainment and replenishment items for ease of mobility. The objective TC3X capability system will also integrate the training exercise control mode with assessment capability and system and network communications.

Please respond by providing information to the following:
1. How your company will meet the requirements of the RFI and attached draft performance specification? Provide your answers in the context of:
a. A technical description of your potential solutions. The description should answer the following :
i. What is your solution and how does your solution work?
ii. Describe the subsystems (training aides, devices, etc.), how many, and how they meet the training objectives.
iii. What is the maturity of the solution, e.g. is it in development or in production? If in production, where is it being used? If your solution requires development/enhancement, please elaborate on what needs to be done and an estimated timeframe.
iv. What is your assessment of the Technical Readiness Level?
b. For the solution that you offer, provide a description of your manufacturing capabilities.
c. For the solution that you offer, what approaches would you use for providing documentation, training, and related support to the operators/users of this system?
d. Ability to support the training of 30 Soldiers in a 2 day course.
e. Realism of training (of the tasks provided in performance spec) and variability of wound patterns.
f. Support required to maintain, transport, and operate your system.

2. What challenges and risks do you foresee with this effort?
3. What mitigations would you implement to reduce the risk?
4. Provide a Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) for the TC3-X System.
5. Please identify if you believe your solution will require you to partner with one or more companies.

Responses shall be in .pdf format and are limited to 20 pages (double sided will be counted as
two), single-spaced, 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper size, and the font shall be Times New Roman with a minimum size of 12 point. If your submittal contains company proprietary information then it
should be marked accordingly. If your submission contains unclassified but sensitive information
then it should be properly labeled, handled, and transmitted in accordance with the National
Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM). Classified responses are not desired
and will not be reviewed. Submissions to this RFI will not be returned.

Please submit the following with your response:
1. Your company name, address, POC, email addresses, phone, and the company's web page (if applicable);
2. CAGE Code, DUNS number, and Place of Performance Address
3. Point of contact, including: name, title, phone, and email address
4. Size of company, average annual revenue for the past three years, and number of employees
5. Whether the business is classified as a Large Business, Small Business (including Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) and Indian tribes), Veteran-Owned Small Business, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, HUBZone Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business (including ANCs and Indian tribes), or Women-Owned Small Business
6. Company capabilities and experience relative to the requirements

Responses to this RFI will be used for information and planning purposes only. This RFI does not constitute a solicitation. In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Responders are responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this RFI. All interested parties are advised that the Government will not provide any form of compensation or reimbursement for the information provided. No contract or other binding instrument will occur as a result of this request for information. Therefore, all costs associated with the RFI submissions will be solely at the expense of the respondent submitting the information. The Government may request additional information upon review.

Follow-on Industry Meetings: The government will host an Industry Day one-on-one session on 25 April 2017 in Room 321 A&B and on 26 April 2017 in Room 320 at:

3100 Technology Parkway (UCF Partnership III Bldg.)
Orlando, FL 32826

We will provide a 30 minute brief on the requirement at 0900 each day to Industry partners that are scheduled for that day. We will conduct one-on-one meetings with interested Industry partners starting at 1000 hours. The Contractor will have 20 minutes to present, followed by 10 minutes of questions. A maximum of three (3) personnel will be permitted to attend and brief the government during the one-on-one meetings. The One-on-One sessions will not include a demonstration of the equipment.

All RFI responses are due by 1600 hours on 19 May 2017 to the POC listed below. If interested in participating in the Industry Day, you must RSVP with your intent of attending the one-on-one no later than 1300 hours 14 April 2017. On 19 April 2017, the Government will advise the participants on their time allocated for one-on-one Industry Day discussions. One-on-one meetings may be held on 25 and 26 April 2017, depending on the responses to this invitation.

Added: May 04, 2017 4:29 pm Modified: May 04, 2017 4:31 pm Track Changes
Added: Aug 18, 2017 3:01 pm

To all interested industry partners,

After further review of the market and changes to our requirements, the Government has decided not to move forward with further market research or a solicitation at this time. The Government is exploring other options to fulfill the needs of the TC3X program. The Government urges you to please continue to monitor FBO for future procurements.

Thank you for your interest in the program and working with the Army.

Added: Sep 19, 2017 1:57 pm

**************UPDATED INFORMATION****************************
After further review, the Government has decided that this requirement will be completed through the Virtual Patient Simulator System (VPSS) Whole Body Patient Simulator, which is being competed under solicitation W900KK-17-R-0030.

No response is necessary for this update.

Please consult the list of document viewers if you cannot open a file.
Warrior Skills Level 1
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Warrior Skills Level 1
Posted Date:
November 8, 2016
stp_21-1-smct.pdf (24,787.72 Kb)
Description: Solder's manual of Common Tasks
Performance Specifications DRAFT
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March 29, 2017
Description: Performance Specifications
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April 28, 2017
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April 28, 2017
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May 1, 2017
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TC3X One-On-One Kick-Off Briefing Slides
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TC3X One-On-One Kick-Off Briefing Slides
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May 1, 2017
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Industry Day Q&A
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May 15, 2017
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Contracting Office Address :
12211 Science Drive
Orlando, Florida 32826-3224
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Place of Performance :
Orlando, Florida
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Kory Stiles,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 4073843821

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