Sources Sought: Confined Space Monitoring Systems

NCMS is assisting the U.S. Navy in locating an industry partner to develop a confined space monitoring system. This system should be capable of monitoring and integrating worker’s physiological activity, location and environmental data. Data should be collected, securely transmitted and integrated to allow for remote and simultaneous monitoring of multiple workers at various locations. The ideal system should be a solution that significantly improves worker safety while reducing the manpower costs relative to current monitoring processes.

The system must be capable of detecting the following environmental parameters and physiological conditions:
• Atmospheric – O2, CO, CO2, H2S, % LEL, Possibly Organics (Photo Ionization Detection)
• Health – Perspiration, Heat/Cold related illness, Predictive emergent issues (heart attack, stroke, etc.)
• Communication Aspect – Two-Way active communication between worker and the person monitoring him/her, as well as the current location of the worker.

Responses to Sources Sought should provide:
• A value-based submission (completed Cost Summary Form)
• Background of capability development
• Understanding of confined space monitoring issues and technologies
• Cost Summary Form

Interested parties should respond on or before January 4, 2019.