Up to $120M to AGFA for Medical Image-Sharing Systems
AGFA Healthcare in Ridgefield Park, NJ won a maximum $120 million fixed-price with economic price adjustment base-year contract for a digital imaging network picture archive communication system (PACS). These systems are used in hospitals to share scans and other medical images across a facility, or even across multiple facilities; their usefulness to military health care is obvious. This system will be used by the US Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, and the contract also provides for buys from federal civilian agencies.
The maximum dollar amount is for base year only, which runs until March 7/13. The original proposal was Web-solicited with 10 responses, by US Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support in Philadelphia, PA (SPM2D1-11-D-8303).
Note that the Pentagon bulletin said “Agfn Healthcare” – but AGFA is the large healthcare firm with an HQ in Ridgefield Park. Discussions with DID confirmed that this is their contract, and they have an extensive lineup of Radiology Information Systems (RIS) and PACS offerings. AGFA’s most recent PACS solution is the web-based IMPAX 6.5, and the DIN-PACS III contract also includes Computed Radiography / Direct Radiography (CR/DR), speech recognition, and integration services and support programs. AGFA HealthCare’s prior DIN-PACS contracts have included projects for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Justice, among others.