Last year, APHL launched the National Biomonitoring Network (NBN), a network of governmental biomonitoring laboratories integrated into the public health system. The purpose of the NBN is to advance science by ensuring the quality and consistency of biomonitoring measurements nationally. The biomonitoring data produced by the NBN, which will include measurements of chemical contaminants and other metabolites in people, will be used to inform environmental health decisions. APHL seeks a technical writer to 1) assist with editing of a report (included with RFP below) and 2) to develop informational materials including a fact sheet and tri-fold brochure.
The first draft of these documents must be received at APHL no later than 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 30, 2019. A second phase of this project may follow, pending availability of funding, after that date.
Interested parties must submit a proposal to APHL that provides all of the information specified in the
Proposal Requirements section below. In order to be considered, complete proposals must be submitted no later than the Proposed Due Date specified in the
Anticipated RFP Schedule section below. Applicants will find proposal submission information in the
Response Submittal section below.
Anticipated RFP Schedule
Applications are due to
firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on April 5, 2019. APHL anticipates the following schedule for the entire competitive bidding process:
March 28, 2019 APHL Issues RFP
April 5, 2019 Complete proposals due to
email@example.com by 5:00 pm EST
April 6, 2019 Proposal Review
April 12, 2019 APHL posts names of the selected applicant(s) to procurement site,
If APHL makes any modification to this anticipated schedule, it will post the change to APHL's procurement site,
APHL must receive a complete proposal by no later than 5:00 pm EST on April 5, 2019. Applicants must send proposals via email to
APHL will send an email acknowledging the receipt of your proposal. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 72 hours, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm receipt.
Scope of Work
The selected applicant will be expected to do the following:
- Make significant revisions to existing NBN materials including content, format and style (see example of existing material in
- Plan and develop new NBN materials;
- Research and consult with APHL staff and subject matter experts to become familiar with NBN activities and APHL style guidelines;
- Select diagrams, charts and photographs to enhance NBN materials;
- Maintain records and files of work and revisions.
The proposal should be kept to a maximum of 15 pages. Any documents included as an appendix are not included in the 15-page count. The applicant must include the following in their response:
- A company profile or individual credentials;
- A description of the applicant’s experience in producing materials that include highly technical or scientific content;
- A description of two (2) past projects that best reflect the applicant’s work and relevancy to this project (examples of materials may be included as an appendix);
- Reference information from two (2) former or current clients. Include company name, contact person’s name, contact person’s phone number and/or email address, and a description of product delivered;
- A description of the team that will be assigned to this project, including each person’s role (resume’s or CVs should be included as an appendix);
- A description of the applicant’s project management and product development process.
Request for Proposal Materials
Technical Writer for the Editing and Development of National Biomonitoring Network Materials provides details on how to complete this RFP. The RFP contains a copy of the evaluation criteria that will be used for evaluation of proposals.
Please direct all questions regarding this RFP or its requirements via email to Brianna Carey at
email@example.com with a copy to Julianne Nassif at