​APHL seeks to identify a company or individual who can create the first two units of a web-based course that:

  • Is built in Lectora Inspire 18
  • Meets Section 508 compliance standards
  • Includes interactivities as indicated in storyboard
  • Meets Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) compliance

Anticipated RFP Schedule

Proposals are due to the individual(s) specified in the Final Response section of this RFP by 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on October 3, 2019. APHL anticipates the following schedule for the entire competitive bidding process:

September 4, 2019              APHL issues RFP

September 13, 2019            Letter of Intent due to APHL by 5:00 pm EST

September 20, 2019            Last day to submit questions (exceptions may be granted at APHL's sole discretion)

October 3, 2019                  Complete RFP responses due to APHL by 5:00 pm EST

October 7, 2019                   APHL completes the evaluation process and contacts winning/selected applicant

October 9, 2019                   APHL publicly announces the names of the selected applicants on its procurement website, www.aphl.org\rfp

October 18, 2019                 Anticipated start date of LCF course programming project

Response Submittal 

Confirmation of Intent to Respond

APHL requests that prospective applicants submit a brief email statement indicating intent to submit a proposal by no later than 5:00 PM EST on September 13, 2019. The letter of intent should be emailed to Robyn.Randolph@aphl.org. While the letter of intent is not binding and does not enter into the review of the RFP, the information that it contains allows APHL's evaluation team to plan the contract development and review process. Potential applicants must include the name of the organization or individual that will submit the proposal in their email.

Final Response

APHL must receive a complete proposal by no later than 5:00 PM EST on October 3, 2019.  Applicants may send proposals by the following methods:

Via email to robyn.randolph@aphl.org; or

Via certified, registered or express mail through the postal service or via trackable mail delivery services provided by DHL, FedEx, and UPS, addressed to:

The Association of Public Health Laboratories, Inc.
c/o Robyn Randolph
8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 700
Silver Spring, MD 20910

APHL will send an email acknowledging the receipt of your proposal. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 48 hours, please email the points of contact below to confirm receipt.

Regardless of the delivery method, APHL must receive all responses by 5:00 PM EST on October 3, 2019. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the proposal is received at APHL by this deadline.

APHL may terminate or modify the RFP process at any time during the response period.


Please direct all questions regarding this RFP or its proposal requirements via email to Robyn Randolph at robyn.randolph@aphl.org, with a copy to Catherine Johnson at catherine.johnson@aphl.org.


The Course Programmer for Laboratory Curriculum Framework Courses RFP will provide detailed information in regards to this request, please read it in its entirety. A table of Frequently Asked Questions is included as Appendix C.