Battelle to oversee $10 billion health care contract for Defense Department

August 10, 2022: – According to Zamone Perez’s article in yahoo!news Battelle, one of the 100 biggest defense companies in the world, as per the latest ranking by Defense News, will be the premium contractor on a $10 billion contract to supply medical and health care services to the U.S. Department of Defense.

The Defense Health Agency’s Omnibus IV contract is a 10-year, multiple-award contract implied to deliver medical and technical services to the Pentagon, the company stated in a statement recently.

The Omnibus IV contract manages four market segments players could select to deliver services to the DoD: research and development, R&D support assistance, regulatory processes, and translational science and support assistance. According to the DHA ordering handbook, other contractors to receive work in all four market sectors include General Dynamics Information Technology, Military Health Research Foundation, and Leidos.

“As a trusted health solution provider, Battelle delivers cross-disciplinary scientific and engineering expertise to enhance public health and advance medical discoveries,” Nicole Brennan, division manager of health and research at Battelle, expressed in a statement. “We’re looking forward to operating with our team to provide the most innovative solutions to the DoD that will enhance health outcomes.”

Battelle executes R&D, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical assistance for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, since its establishment in 1929, the company serves the national security, energy and environmental, and health and life sciences,  industries.

The Military Health System is one of America’s most extensive and most complex health care institutions. It’s accountable for providing health services via both direct and private care to some 9.6 million beneficiaries, comprised of uniformed service members, military retirees, and family members.