APHL, with funding support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is pleased to offer funds to one state, local or territorial laboratory to conduct serum PFAS testing for individuals whose results could provide or clarify critical scientific information, as determined in consultation with CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).


State, local, or territorial laboratories with Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification are eligible to submit proposals. Interested parties must submit a proposal to APHL that provides all of the information specified in the Proposal Requirements section below. In order to meet consideration requirements, applicants must complete proposals 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 eh@aphl.org by 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on March 17, 2020. APHL anticipates the following schedule for the entire competitive bidding process:

March 10, 2020                   APHL Issues RFP

March 24, 2020                   Complete proposals due to eh@aphl.org by 5:00 pm EST

March 25, 2020                    Proposal Review

April 8, 2020                         APHL posts names of the selected applicant(s) to procurement site, www.aphl.org/rfp

If APHL makes any modification to this anticipated schedule, it will post the change to APHL's procurement site, www.aphl.org/rfp.

Response Submittal

APHL must receive a complete proposal by no later than 5:00 pm EST on March 24, 2020. Applicants must send proposals via email to eh@aphl.org.

APHL will send an email acknowledging the receipt of your proposal. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 72 hours, please email erin.morin@aphl.org to confirm receipt.

Project Award

APHL will award one sub-award of $19,000, payable in two installments, to a single awardee laboratory. APHL will email a notice of award to the selected awardee laboratory. The selected awardee laboratory will receive funding through a sub-award agreement with APHL.


The Official RFP Document will provide detailed information in regards to this request, please read it on its entirety. Please direct all questions regarding this RFP or its requirements via email to Erin Morin at erin.morin@aphl.org with a copy to Julianne Nassif at julianne.nassif@aphl.org.

Questions and Answers

Is this an award or a cost-reimbursement contract? The mention of the $200/test is confusing.

Who will identify individuals to be tested?

Who will order the test?