Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) -- Tele-Sleep Decision Assist Tool

Funding Agency:
Department of the Army

The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) is excited to post this announcement for a Request for Project Proposals (RPP) entitled, “Tele-Sleep Decision Assist Tool.” The military is focused on scaling-up the availability of behavioral sleep intervention services to relieve the growing pressure on its workforce and assist in the physiological and psychological restoration of active-duty personnel prior to redeployment or transition into the civilian workforce as veterans. The objective of this upcoming RPP will be to provide a solution that reduces time commitment, minimizes travel, eliminates inconvenience, and enables practitioners not specialized in behavioral sleep intervention to provide treatment.

This RPP will focus on the transition of evidenced-based behavioral sleep interventions for application to the military population to address the limitations of current practices.  Therefore, a solution is required that reduces time commitment, minimizes travel, eliminates inconvenience, and enables practitioners not specialized in behavioral sleep intervention to provide treatment.  To accomplish this objective, this RPP will require that Offerors address the following tasks in their proposals.

Task 1: Develop a “telehealth” device or alternative means (such as an “app”) that provides scalable behavioral sleep intervention methods to a military-relevant population.

Task 2: Conduct a clinical study that demonstrates the potential of the “telehealth” device or alternative means (developed in Task 1) to provide behavioral sleep intervention to a military-relevant patient population.

Task 3 (To Be Determined By Offeror): Interactions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Full proposals are due no later than November 14, 2018 at 12:00pm EST.

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Offerors must be MTEC Members in good standing.

Amount

$2,000,000

Amount Description

The U.S. Government (USG) currently has available approximately $4M for Fiscal Years (FY) 18 and 19 to potentially make two awards of $2M each. The period of performance is not to exceed 24 months, but faster timelines are acceptable.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

November 14, 2018