November 7,2016, Burnet, TX: The National Veteran’s Small Business Engagement at the Minneapolis Convention Center from November 1-3, 2016, gave me an opportunity to understand new initiatives in the government’s Veteran’s Administration procurement program.
In several presentations, during the week, representatives of the Veteran’s Administration made clear they are seeking standardization for their facilities. Standardization will allow the government to reduce costs and simplify processes.
In addition, in a Monday session small business suppliers received some positive information regarding Transformations Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) Next Generation (NG). This is a program which allows current IDIQ vendors a set aside for certain government business. Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and other small minority owned businesses will now have an equal playing field for certain government requirements.
Scott-Clark Medical’s successful one year relationship with Thundercat Technologies, an SDVOSB based in Reston, VA, allows our small business to team up with a company that has proven to possess the knowledge and understanding that helps VA facilities fulfil the needs of this new program.
Our Flexible Mobile Cart Power Technology (FMCPT) is exactly the enterprise solution VA facilities are seeking for global adoption. With so many choices in mobile carts, there are numerous contractors and subcontractors needed to support the enterprise cart requirement. FMCPT eliminates the need for multiple suppliers as one power system exceeds requirements for all mobile carts.
Scott-Clark offers FMCPT on new carts through Thundercat Technologies and can convert all existing carts, or provide power for alternative new carts, through that same organization. Our ability to match our power technology to any mobile cart allows for significant economies of scale and scope. This will directly reduce costs and improve procedures within VA facilities.
Though I saw competitors at the NVSBE, all were touting new features or “bells and whistles,” about their mobile carts. Though new technology and helpful features may appeal to end-users, what facilities really want is trouble free operation of their mobile computing – WoWs and Bar Code Administration Carts.
Most representatives of VA facilities, I spoke with, identified power problems as their number one concern on mobile carts. None of them spoke with me about requiring a central touch pad that controls elaborate functionality of the cart. All stated that plugging the power source into wall outlets or depleted batteries on abandoned carts were troublesome issues within their environment.
FMCPT has a patent pending on its ability to charge LiFEPO4 batteries on or off the mobile cart. This, combined with a five year usage warranty, was appealing to everyone I spoke with. All repeated the VA is searching out enterprise solutions. FMCPT allows VA facilities to have choice in carts with one standard battery solution.
Cost reduction, economies of scale, and reduced technician time all are part of the FMCPT purchase. VISN level directors suggested appointments be made with nursing officers at every VA facility. All identified FMCPT as a solution that will eliminate one substantial headache.
Why don’t you contact us to learn more about FMCPT? We would be happy to answer all of your questions!