VA Center for Innovation Releases Broad Agency Announcement for Funding Pioneering Kidney Projects

By ASN Staff

Building upon momentum from the Kidney Innovation Summit hosted earlier this year by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), along with support from the American Society of Nephrology, the VA Center for Innovation (VACI) released a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) this week designed to source and fund early stage research, development, prototyping, and piloting of pioneering ideas in the kidney space. 

The BAA seeks solutions that can be developed, tested, and evaluated within a 12-24 month period and seeks applications for:

“innovations in Kidney Disease prevention, care coordination, and treatment that significantly increase Veteran access to services, reduce or control costs of delivering those services, enhance the performance of VA operations, and improve the quality of service that Veterans and their families receive.” 

To address the need for innovation in kidney diseases, VA seeks applications across the following primary topic areas:

•    Kidney Disease Prevention and Treatment
•    Data Science Advances to Improve Health Care of People with Kidney Disease
•    Rehabilitation of Patients with Kidney Failure
•    Education for People with or at Risk for Kidney Disease and/or their Caregivers

“ASN was honored to collaborate with the VA on the Kidney Innovation Summit earlier this year, and is excited to share their further commitment to tackling kidney disease by funding early stage research and development of innovative ideas. As both the ASN President and a VA nephrologist, I look forward to the progress that this BAA will ultimately bring and the improvement in the health and lives of veterans with kidney diseases.” – Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN

No funding has been reserved for this BAA at this time; however, the VA intends to award multiple contracts and has established the following contract funding limits:
•    Development Phase – maximum funding is $250,000
•    Field Test/Piloting Phase – maximum funding is $500,000
•    Combined Development Phase and Field Test/Piloting Phase – maximum funding is $750,000

VACI has requested that submissions be provided between June 14, 2017 and August 14, 2017 via the VA’s Virtual Office of Acquisition Portal.

More information can be found by clicking here, or by contacting the Contracting Officer Carol Newcomb at (732) 795-1018 or Carol.Newcomb@va.gov.

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Building upon momentum from the Kidney Innovation Summit hosted earlier this year by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), along with support from the American Society of Nephrology, the VA Center for Innovation (VACI) released a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) this week designed to source and fund early stage research, development, prototyping, and piloting of pioneering ideas in the kidney space. 

The BAA seeks solutions that can be developed, tested, and evaluated within a 12-24 month period and seeks applications for:

“innovations in Kidney Disease prevention, care coordination, and treatment that significantly increase Veteran access to services, reduce or control costs of delivering those services, enhance the performance of VA operations, and improve the quality of service that Veterans and their families receive.” 

To address the need for innovation in kidney diseases, VA seeks applications across the following primary topic areas:

•    Kidney Disease Prevention and Treatment
•    Data Science Advances to Improve Health Care of People with Kidney Disease
•    Rehabilitation of Patients with Kidney Failure
•    Education for People with or at Risk for Kidney Disease and/or their Caregivers

“ASN was honored to collaborate with the VA on the Kidney Innovation Summit earlier this year, and is excited to share their further commitment to tackling kidney disease by funding early stage research and development of innovative ideas. As both the ASN President and a VA nephrologist, I look forward to the progress that this BAA will ultimately bring and the improvement in the health and lives of veterans with kidney diseases.” – Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN

No funding has been reserved for this BAA at this time; however, the VA intends to award multiple contracts and has established the following contract funding limits:
•    Development Phase – maximum funding is $250,000
•    Field Test/Piloting Phase – maximum funding is $500,000
•    Combined Development Phase and Field Test/Piloting Phase – maximum funding is $750,000

VACI has requested that submissions be provided between June 14, 2017 and August 14, 2017 via the VA’s Virtual Office of Acquisition Portal.

More information can be found by clicking here, or by contacting the Contracting Officer Carol Newcomb at (732) 795-1018 or Carol.Newcomb@va.gov.

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