​​The Association of Public Health Laboratories, Inc. (APHL or the Association), in collaboration with the Zambia Ministry of Health (MOH) and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), anticipates assisting in various waste management projects at laboratories/healthcare facilities across Zambia. APHL expects to install one healthcare waste treatment incinerator at the Zambia National Public Health Reference Laboratory (ZNPHRL) to assist in the management of waste generated from SARS-Cov-2 testing. APHL is looking to identify and select an applicant to work with the APHL and CDC to deliver, install and commission this technology to better manage the waste emanating from this facility.

Anticipated RFP Schedule

Proposals are due to the individual(s) specified in the Final RFP Response section of this RFP by 5:00 pm Central Africa Time (CAT) on. APHL anticipates the following schedule for the entire competitive bidding process:

  • APHL issues RFP - November 19th, 2021
  • Deadline to submit proposals - December 20th, 2021
  • Evaluation committee completes review - January 5th, 2021
  • APHL announces selection of vendor(s) - January 7th, 2021
  • Anticipated start date of work by selected vendor(s) - January 15th, 2022
  • ​Equipment delivered to Zambia - April 15th, 2022​

Final RFP Response

APHL must receive a complete proposal by no later than 5:00 PM Central African Time (CAT) on December 20, 2021. Applicants may send proposals by the following methods:

Via email to Clement Phiri (Clement.Phiri@zmb.aphl.org) and Sarah Snyder (sarah.snyder@aphl.org) or via certified, registered or express mail provided the postal service or trackable mail delivery services provided by DHL, FedEx, UPS and the like addressed to:

c/o Clement Phiri, Country Director  ​
APHL Zambia,​​​
52 Paseli Road, Northmend, Lusaka, Zambia 
​​Tel: +260 211 296180

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.

Regardless of the delivery method, APHL must receive all responses at their Zambia offices by 5:00 PM CAT. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the proposal is received by APHL by this deadline.

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, www.aphl.org/rfp.​


The Design, Supply, and Installation of Healthcare Waste Incinerator in the Zambia National Public Health Reference Laboratory PDF​ will provide detailed information in regards to this request, please read it in its entirety.​