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Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA)


Texas, United States
Government : Military
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 SOURCES SOUGHT NOTIFICATION

 The US Army Medical Command, Regional Health Contracting Office-Central, Fort Carson Health Contracting Cell is issuing this sources sought synopsis as a means of conducting market research to identify parties that have an interest in providing Cochlear Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) Systems for Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, CO.


Salient Characteristics below:

•·         Thinner and stronger

•o   With increased impact resistance, the Nucleus Profile is almost two times stronger than the most reliable implant ever built, the previous generation Nucleus CI24RE device.6

•·         Side by side electrode lead exit

•o   The Profile Series simplifies surgical planning, with the same procedure for a left and right ear. All while achieving a thinner, more protected design.

•·         Smooth surface for anti-bacterial protection

•o   The geometry and surface finish of the Profile Series have been built to minimize bacterial formation.

•·         The only true perimodiolar electrode in the industry

•o   The Nucleus Profile Implant with Contour Advance electrode (CI512) has a coated stylet to facilitate a smooth advance off stylet technique and promote minimally traumatic, scala tympani insertions.

•o   Smallest in the industry


 

The Baha 5 Sound Processor is the smallest bone conduction sound processor in the industry. Measuring a mere 26 mm in height, it is 13% smaller than the Baha 4 Sound Processor and at least 20% smaller than all other bone conduction sound processors.12 Despite its size, the Baha 5 Sound Processor delivers the same power output as the industry-leading Baha 4.13


More discreet

The smaller size and improved range of hair-matching colors make it easier for patients who prioritize discretion to hide their sound processor. The award-winning design blends naturally in to the hair to help the Baha 5 Sound Processor stay hidden


Patient preferred

In user testing, 9 out of 10 patients preferred the size, design and discreetness of the Baha 5 Sound Processor when presented with a choice of three similar sound processors.13


Award winning innovation

The Baha 5 Sound Processor was awarded the world's most prestigious design award, the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015, which is only given to outstandingly creative, innovative and high quality products.


Smart app for a seamless hearing experience

The new Baha 5 Smart App lets patients personalize their listening experience directly from their iPhone. They can save programs and customized programs to specific locations, adjust treble and bass settings and even track down a misplaced sound processor.


True wireless freedom

Cochlear wireless technology lets patients enjoy high-quality audio streamed through a secure 2.4 GHz connection. There is a range of easy-to-use accessories designed to improve the hearing experience even in the most challenging situations.


Direct streaming

The Baha 5 Sound Processor makes it easier for patients to enjoy their music, games, movies, apps - even a FaceTime® call to family on the other side of the world. With clear audio streamed directly to their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.




The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code assigned to this procurement is 339112 - "Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing".  The Small Business Size Standard is 1,000 employees.

THERE IS NO SOLICITATION AT THIS TIME. This request for capability information does not constitute a request for proposals; submission of any information in response to this market survey is purely voluntary; the government assumes no financial responsibility for any costs incurred.


 If your organization has the potential capacity to perform these contract supplies, please provide the following information: 1) Organization name, address, email address, Web site address, telephone number, and size and type of ownership for the organization; and 2) Tailored capability statements shall address the particulars of this effort, with appropriate documentation supporting claims of organizational capability.
 

Proprietary information, if any, should be minimized and MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED.  To aid the Government, please segregate proprietary information.  Please be advised that all submissions become Government property and will not be returned.


The government will evaluate market information to ascertain potential market capacity to 1) provide supplies consistent in scope and scale with those described in this notice and otherwise anticipated; and 2) provide supplies under a performance based supplies acquisition contract.


BASED ON THE RESPONSES TO THIS SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE/MARKET RESEARCH, THIS REQUIREMENT MAY BE SET-ASIDE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, PROCURED THROUGH FULL AND OPEN COMPETITION OR SOLE SOURCE.  Telephone inquiries will not be accepted or acknowledged, and no feedback or evaluations will be provided to companies regarding their submissions.




Submission Instructions: Interested parties who consider themselves qualified to perform the above-listed service are invited to submit a response to this Sources Sought Notice by 12:00 p.m. MT, July 20, 2018.  All responses under this Sources Sought Notice must be emailed to lakeshia.s.cooper.civ@mail.mil.


LaKeshia Cooper, Email lakeshia.s.cooper.civ@mail.mil

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