In an anonymous email we received this information:
The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Contracting Center North Atlantic, located at MCAA NA Bldg T20, 6900 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20307-5000 has announced its plan to procure 'ESSURE' Permanent Birth Control devices, using Taxpayer money, to permanently sterilize Female Military Service-persons and their Spouses. It is announced under Solicitation Number: W91YTZ-15-T-0044 (https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USA/MEDCOM/DADA15/W91YTZ-15-T-0044/listing.html) . Is this what we want our Tax-dollars spent on?
I am very outraged that the U.S. Federal Government and Department of Defense (DoD) is using our U.S. Tax Dollars to provide a service and product that is not only morally and religiously wrong-headed, but also potentially medically-unsound, as an alternative for Birth Control. Additionally, because the Military Doctors have Sovereign Immunity Protections, they cannot be sued for malpractice the way that civilian Doctors and Hospitals can (Feres Doctrine). History has frequently proved that the US Military Medical Facilities have not always used 'Best-Practices' in their procedures, nor in the process of informing their Service-persons and Family Dependents about all the Ramifications, Contra-Indications, and problems associated with their dabbling in questionable medical experimentation. This has been historically reflected in the Military Medicine funding of, or directly performing by ill-trained doctors and nurses, questionable practices such as
Cosmetic Liposuction that results in severe adverse reactions and medical trauma; Trans-Gender Operations (e.g. Kristin Beck); neo-natal birth injuries; Army Nurse Midwifing mistakes; Babies getting Group-B Infections during birth, because Military Doctors failed to use antibiotics; using Military servicemen and Dependents as testing subjects for experimental prescription drugs; etc.. I feel that this particular ESSURE method of Permanent Birth Control is very likely being offered by poorly-qualified Military Doctors and Nurses, to unsuspecting people, with insufficient knowledge of all aspects.
I simply felt that the USA Taxpaying-public have a right to know where their tax dollars are being spent, and should have an opportunity to voice their concerns to their Congressional Leaders that are representing them.
To that end, I have provided you (and the public) with the URL Weblink to the Federal Government procurement website where you can download all the Bidding Documents that pertain to this ESSURE product procurement. You can therefore, read the Scope of Work (SOW) that addresses this. I have also attached below the actual Procurement Announcement and Bidding Document that identifies the Specifications for the Bidders/Companies that will offer such products to the Government.
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial supply items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a separate written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-78. The North Atlantic Regional Contracting Office, HCAA-N, US Army Medical Command intends to solicit, negotiate, and award a Single-Award Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), however, the Government reserves the right to issue multiple awards, to deliver Permanent Birth Control Systems. This is a brand name or equal requirement. See 52.212-1 quote mark Instructions to Offerors and 52.212-2 Evaluation of commercial items and 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal. See attachment for additional information.
Contracting Office Address:
Medcom Contracting Center North Atlantic, ATTN: MCAA NA Bldg T20, 6900 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20307-5000
Place of Performance:
Medcom Contracting Center North Atlantic ATTN: MCAA NA Bldg T20, 6900 Georgia Avenue NW Washington DC
Medcom Contracting Center North Atlantic
Click the tab on the right to read the document.