The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), in collaboration with the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) anticipates undertaking various solar power projects at laboratories across Ethiopia. APHL expects to have solar power equipment installed at three laboratories during the year on a relatively aggressive time schedule.

The solar power projects will take place at various labs as described in Appendix A. APHL encourages any party who can successfully provide the requested goods and services to submit a proposal for consideration.

Project Duration

Installation project will start as soon as APHL receives a ratified contract back from an awardee. APHL requires all installation projects to be completed by the selected contractors no later than September 16, 2022​

Anticipated RFP Schedule

Applications are due to the individual(s) specified in the Final RFP Response section of this RFP by 5:00 pm East Africa Time (EAT) on November 1, 2021. APHL anticipates the following schedule    for the entire competitive bidding process:


October 1, 2021APHL Issues RFP
October 10, 2021Applicants set up sites visits in consultation with APHL
November 1, 2021All Bids due to APHL by 5:00 PM EAT


If APHL makes any modification to this anticipated schedule, it will post the change to APHL's procurement website:


Questions from Applicants

Applicants may ask APHL questions and clarifications regarding the RFP to Sarah Young at APHL will post questions and answers on its procurement website at APHL will not disclose the name of the applicant submitting a question.

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​

Final RFP Response

APHL must receive a complete proposal by no later than 5:00 PM EAT on (Date). Applicants may send proposals via email to Sarah Young copying Maria Casanova Landron, Applicants should use "Proposal for Ethiopia Solar Power Installation" in the email subject line.

Applicants may send hard copies via certified, registered, or express mail providing the postal service or trackable mail delivery services provided by DHL, FedEx, UPS, other established delivery service providers or hand-delivery to the following address:

c/o Sarah Young

Association of Public Health Laboratories

8515 Georgia Ave, Ste 700

Silver Spring, MD 20910

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

APHL may terminate or modify the RFP process at any time during the response period. All changes to the RFP will be posted to the APHL's procurement website,