The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) Global Health Program has released this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit bids from qualified applicants to design and install solar panel systems at multiple public health laboratories in Zambia.

Project Duration

APHL expects all installation projects to be completed by the selected awardees by no later than 29 September 2021.  


This is an open and competitive process.

Anticipated RFP Schedule

The following dates are set forth for informational and planning purposes. APHL will communicate any modification to this anticipated schedule on APHL's procurement website ( and via email to all applicants that submitted a letter of intent.​

April 13, 2021RFP Issued
April 14, 2021- May 12, 2021Applicants may set up site visits in consultation with APHL
May 13, 2021All bids due to APHL by 5:00 PM Central African Time


RFP Questions and Clarifications

This RFP is designed to provide the necessary information applicants need to prepare competitive proposals for components requested.

Applicants are invited to submit questions and requests for clarification regarding the RFP. Such questions should be submitted to Sarah Snyder at​.

RFP Materials

The Official RFP Document​ will provide detailed information. APHL will post all RFP-related documents, current schedule information, and answers to submitted questions and clarifications on APHL's procurement site,​.  

Response Submission Deadlines

APHL will follow the anticipated RFP schedule unless otherwise modified on APHL's procurement site Applicants who submit proposals in advance of the deadline may withdraw, modify, and resubmit proposals at any time prior to the indicated deadline.

Final Submissions

Bids Due: May 13, 2021 | 5:00 PM Central African Time

APHL must receive complete applicant responses no later than 5:00 PM CAT on May 13, 2021. Applicants should send submissions to Mary Chileshe-Lombe ( with a copy to Clement Phiri (  Alternatively, applicants may send hard copies to the following address but are not required:

c/o Mary Chileshe-Lombe

Association of Public Health Laboratories Zambia Inc.

House Number 52 Paseli Road


Box NM 63

Lusaka, Zambia


APHL is not required to consider late submissions.