The Association of Public Health Laboratories, Inc. (APHL or the Association), in collaboration with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Centre for Disease Control (CDC), the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is developing a Global Laboratory Leadership Programme (GLLP). The program is being developed based on a Laboratory Leadership Competency Framework already completed by the collaborating partners. APHL is seeking an instructional designer to assist in the development of a competency based learning program for laboratory leaders across the globe.

Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), APHL seeks to identify a company or individual who can support a concept to completion project. Desired expertise and approaches include those found in the traditional Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation (ADDIE) model:

  • Program analysis and needs identification
  • Program instructional design and development expertise
  • Graphic/design layout capabilities and expertise
  • Program monitoring and evaluation expertise
  • Strong facilitation and project management methodologies


Interested parties must submit a proposal to APHL that provides all of the information specified in the Proposal Submission section below. In order to be considered for funding, an applicant must ensure APHL has its complete proposal by no later than the Proposal 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 the individual(s) specified in the Final Response section of this RFP by 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on January 12, 2018. APHL anticipates the following schedule for the entire competitive bidding process:

December 12, 2018   -  APHL issues RFP
December 23, 2018   -  Letter of Intent due to APHL by 5:00 pm EST
December 31, 2018   -  Last day to submit questions (exceptions may be granted in APHL’s sole discretion)
January 12, 2019        -  Complete RFP responses due to APHL by 5:00 pm EST
January 20, 2019        -  Proposal review
January 23, 2019        -  Selected applicants will be announced on our procurement website,
February 19, 2019     -  Anticipated start date of GLLP project

Request for Proposal Materials

The Instructional Design for Global Laboratory Leadership Program RFP provides details on how to complete this RFP. The RFP contains a copy of the scoring criteria that will be used for evaluation of proposals in Appendix C.


All submissions or questions can be sent to Shannon Emery at