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Holistic Health and Fitness Readiness Kit (H2H Readiness Kit)


OUSD (R&E) MODERNIZATION PRIORITY: Advanced Materials TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Advanced Materials OBJECTIVE: Develop a solution to provide the requisite infrastructure for the Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) Soldier Performance Readiness Center (SPRC). This facility has several critical requirements, but key innovation is focused on construction materials and techniques that drive the overall cost of the structure significantly below Army costs of ~$16M. Additionally, the solution should be developed with efficiency in maintenance and operating costs over a period of 25 years. This solution is to be implemented in the harshest climates of US Army installations ranging from heavy snow and wind to high heat and humidity. DESCRIPTION: The Army’s Holistic Health and Fitness Program is missioned to resource 110 brigades across the Army by FY2030 with people, equipment, and facilities. Specifically to facilities, H2F has designed and budgeted for SPRCs for each brigade at 43,189 square feet. Unfortunately due to traditional construction costs and requirements from existing construction contracts, the facility as designed has an unfeasible cost of over $16 million. Without a different solution in construction materials/techniques, the program office will need to continue forward with a facility of less than half the size. This equates individuals within brigades using the SPRC 2-3 times per week to only having access once every 10 days. In reference to human performance across all five domains of health and fitness (physical, mental, nutrition, sleep, and spiritual), the SPRC is the primary facility meant to service Soldiers for their holistic health, enable appropriate levels of readiness, and improve their human performance baseline to accomplish the mission. Key Capabilities include: Critical: - 43,183 sf minimum with 16ft clear ceiling height in Zone 3 of the Physical Training Area. - Must withstand wind gusts of 115 mph for minimum of 3 second gusts. - Must handle a minimum of 15-92 pounds per square foot of snow load on the roof, depending on final project site. - Must follow anti-terrorism force protection per UFC 04-010-01 02 (30 JUL 2022) - Must include a fire protection system for safety purposes, following UFC 3-600-01 (06 MAY 2021). - Must include costs for foundation preparation and installation. Unique approaches to foundation are encouraged. - Must have commercial internet established for low cost upkeep with end-user. - Energy efficiency ratings will meet or exceed traditional “brick & mortar” standards for environmental control. - Must include all plumbing and electrical connections for HVAC, hygiene (hand washing, drinking water stations, restrooms), and lighting. Desired: - 25-year warranty on major structural defects to include enclosure materials (roofing/siding). Enhancing: - 25-year warranty on defects in wiring, piping, and ductwork in the electrical, plumbing, heating, cooling, ventilating, and mechanical systems. - 3-year warranty on defects in workmanship and materials such as facility equipment, finishes, doors & windows. PHASE I: Design a proof-of-concept solution for a full scale prototype facility to service the required throughput in H2F designed programming. Other features, capabilities, and/or solutions not addressed in this solicitation that vendors determine will be beneficial to improving safety of Army Soldiers are encouraged. Phase I will award up to $200,000 over a 3-month period of performance (PoP). The 3 month period will include several virtual sessions with TPOCs and an option to travel to Fort Benning, GA to assist with refinement of a final presentation on month 3. The final presentation will take into account adjustments to approach, ability to innovate on semi-permanent/semi-portable techniques, and cost effectiveness of the solution. Proposals will be evaluated holistically based on their relevance, total cost, development timeline, material uses, foundational preparation and establishment, and additional features the proposer includes. Week 1 – Orientation and problem deep dive (virtual) Week 2 – Soldier Touchpoint (in-person at a military installation) Week 3-6 – Concept research and planning Week 7 – Mid-point concept design brief to stakeholders and SME roundtable discussion (virtual) Week 8-11 – Concept design refinement Week 12 – Final concept design brief to Army Senior Leaders (virtual) PHASE II: Demonstrate a full scale prototype facility, established in Phase I, to service the required throughput in H2F designed programming. Vendors will deploy to a specified site location (either Fort Drum, Fort Bragg, or Fort Benning), prepare the ground, build the foundation and structure for testing. The target timeline for this activity is the first 6 months of the PoP. Vendors will have direct interaction with units and facilities managers at the specified site throughout the PoP. Upon completion of the build, the facility will be tested with the associated operational brigade for 9 months to ensure effective construction and can withstand heavy throughput. If awarded for phase II, proposers are encouraged to include travel costs for the project development throughout the build, along with 3 quarterly touch points for operational unit feedback on the prototype. Assume 1-2 days for each in-person touch point at whichever location selected to perform (Fort Drum, Fort Bragg, or Fort Benning). Vendors will interact with military H2F professionals, leaders, and facilities experts at each installation. Solutions will be evaluated in priority of critical, desired, and enhancing priorities. Companies should include the estimated cost of travel for build and quarterly touchpoints at the specified location in their budget. In addition to the Phase II deliverable of a prototype for extended Soldier touch points, companies will provide deliverable and final reports detailing performance and associated deliverables, any iterative adjustments based on user feedback, and final product details. The final report should also include price structures, cost sheets itemized, and design documentation with any adjustments due to environmental considerations by location. PHASE III: The objective of Phase III, where appropriate, is for the small business to pursue commercialization objectives through the effort by improving the sourcing, design, technique, or actual materials to develop the technology to Technology Readiness Level 7 and document the final design. Companies will deliver final prototypes, make modifications to adapt the facility to different environments, or customize the facility for specific unit needs. Prototypes are to be subjected to environmental testing at the government’s discretion. Phase III deliverables include final price structures, full scale prototype with final design documentation, and a cost sheet itemized for consideration. WEBINAR DATE: Wednesday Jan 11, 2023 11:00 am CT To learn more about this topic, and ask questions of Army stakeholders involved in the project register for a webinar: The Link to the video recording of the webinar will be posted in the DSIP portal in the days following. KEYWORDS: Human performance optimization, HPO, construction, advanced materials, foundation, materials, utilities, structure, facility REFERENCES 1. SPRC Army Standard, 05 MAY 2021 2. SPRC Standard Design, 30 SEP 2021 3. UFC 04-010-01 DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings, with Change 2 4. UFC 3-600-01 Fire Protection Engineering for Facilities, with Change 6, 06 MAY 2021 5.
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