Alliant Healthcare Products in Grand Rapids is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that focuses on hiring veterans. Courtesy Alliant Healthcare Products
A medical device distributor has received the largest contract in its history, a $16-million deal with the feds.
Grand Rapids-based Alliant Healthcare Products, a division of Alliant Enterprises, said this week that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has placed an initial $10.9-million order with the company as part of a $16 million, five-year contract.
The order came through the VA's Midwest Healthcare Network, covering nine hospitals in five Midwest states.
The contract is for high-tech endoscopes used in surgical procedures for veterans.
The technology is based on Olympus' Evis Exera III platform that allows hospitals to integrate endoscopes used for high-definition video, ultrasonic imaging and 3-D surgical images on a single system throughout the entire hospital.
"These are the most advanced diagnostic tools available for veteran care," said Eric Albery, director of marketing, Alliant Healthcare.
Alliant Healthcare is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, founded in 2002 by Bob Taylor, a former major in the U.S. Air Force.
The company provides a single point of contact for government buyers who purchase health care products from multiple sources.
"Our value is to help integrate technology for the government and to assist our partners in navigating the complex federal procurement process,” Albery said.
Alliant Healthcare sells products from a number of medical device makers, such as Philips, Olympus, Skytron, Belimed, Enovate and more.