Market exploration: surgical instrument sterilisation in austere environments
DASA wants to identify the current market capability to deliver Medical Device Decontamination Capabilities within Defence’s highly mobile medical facilities.
On behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is considering the potential for a competition to identify the means to deliver Medical Device Decontamination Capabilities (MDDC) within Defence’s highly mobile medical facilities, all of which are designed to operate and deliver healthcare in austere environments.
This exploration is to better understand the current market and to potentially identify alternative ways to deliver high standards of decontamination of packed surgical items, when logistics, mobility and time to establish a MDDC capability are limited. This information will provide us with the knowledge on what potential MDDC capabilities already exist, novel solutions in development and areas that potentially require further investment by MOD.
Please note that this request for information is not a commitment to subsequently launch a formal DASA competition.
Defence is particularly interested in turn-key, fully-integrated novel solutions which provide MDDC capabilities designed for deployment in austere/challenging environments.
Submissions must be submitted by midday on Tuesday 8th December 2020.