July 25/11: Medical care is becoming a significant item in the US defense budget, and its growth is a source of concern. Most of that relates to health care benefits, but the US military also pays to staff its facilities with doctors and nurses. The USA Healthcare Acquisition Activity in Frederick, MD recently issues a $492 million multiple-award contract to 3 of 40 contractors, for just that purpose at Medical Treatment Facilities in the D.C. National Capital Region (NCR), as well as logical extensions of those facilities in Maryland/DC/Northern Virginia, West Virginia, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Thew winning contractors will provide physician, nursing and ancillary services to July 2015. See also FBO.gov notice. The winners will compete for task orders under this umbrella contract:
- Healthcare Services of North America, joint venture in Petal, MS (W91YTZ-11-D0015)
- Magnum Opus Technologies, San Antonio, TX (W91YTZ-11-D0016)
- Nurse Etc. Staffing in Universal City, TX (W91YTZ-11-D0017).