Navy BUMED Sources Sought: Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control (NCCOSC) Support Services

Notice ID: N0018921RZ031

BUMED has designated a Navy-wide priority for a Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control, a branch of BUMED M333, Mental Health, located on the Naval Medical Center, San Diego campus. NCCOSC is the premier center for Navy and Marine Corps psychological force readiness. NCCOSC’s mission is to optimize force psychological readiness through development, aggregation, and dissemination of best practices and innovations in primary/universal, secondary/selective, and tertiary/indicated prevention of psychological injury and illness.

Objectives: To provide contract support services in the areas of:

Psychological Science & Analytics support services to ensure military psychological health is informed by science and evidence-based practice is advanced. The Psychological Science and Analytics branch shall collaborate with the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Navy Line, Fleet Marine Forces, and Navy Medicine clinicians, residents, interns, academia and industry to evaluate programs, analyze data and disseminate results in the areas of preventing, identifying and treating military psychological injury and illness. Psychological Science & Analytics support services will also serve as subject matter experts for the assessment and promotion of psychological health in the Navy. The Psychological Science and Analytics support services shall establish and maintain relationships with other relevant entities, as appropriate to carry out this mission.

Programmatic support services for developing, implementing, and maintaining evidence-based curricula, training programs, as well as coordinate, package, and disseminate programs and projects developed for Defense Health Agency (DHA), Navy, and Marine Corps Combat and Operational Stress Control (COSC) Programs. Programmatic support services shall develop prevention and readiness programs, conduct strategic outreach efforts, and assist BUMED by providing subject matter expertise for tasks, working groups, and program reviews.

Psychological Trauma Tracking Navy-wide subject matter experts. NCCOSC partners with BUMED, DHA, and other key stakeholders to develop, pilot, refine, and implement a comprehensive system to track and provide targeted outreach to Sailors and Marines exposed to psychological trauma.

Resilience/Toughness Navy-wide subject matter experts.  NCCOSC collaborates with other military and civilian agencies on design, implementation, and evaluation of resilience-related topics, policies, and best practices.

Embedded Mental Health (EMH) Navy-wide subject matter experts. NCCOSC partners with the growing community of EMH assets and key stakeholders to develop clinical, operational, and business best practices and guide relevant policy and training requirements.

Disaster Mental Health (DMH) Navy-wide subject matter experts.  NCCOSC leads efforts to standardize clinical best practices for the Special Psychiatric Rapid Intervention Team (SPRINT) and overall disaster mental health response and trauma-exposure surveillance.

Behavioral Health Data Portal (BHDP) Navy-wide subject matter experts. BHDP is a web-based system that collects, tracks and displays patient assessment data, including demographics and current mental health symptoms via outcome measures, military information and deployment history. The contractor shall support the continued development of a well-coordinated, centralized, and innovative data capture process along with the use of a standard assessment process and documents.

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