​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. The total number of installations will depend on the amount of funding allocated by CDC to these projects and the needs and capacity of the MOH. APHL expects to install and or replace 12 healthcare waste treatment incinerators at multiple locations by the end of September 2020 to assist in the management of waste generated from Viral Load (VL) testing. APHL is looking to identify and select applicants to work with the APHL and CDC to deliver, install and commission these technologies to better manage the waste emanating from these facilities.

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 18 May 2020. APHL anticipates the following schedule for the entire competitive bidding process:

  • 04 May 2020 - APHL issues RFP
  • 18 May 2020 - Deadline to submit proposals
  • 26 May 2020 - Evaluation committee completes review
  • 28 May 2020 - APHL announces selection of vendor(s)
  • 1 June 2020 - Anticipated start date of work by selected vendor(s)
  • 15 September 2020 - Equipment delivered to Zambia

Final RFP Response

APHL must receive a complete proposal by no later than 5:00 PM (CAT) on 6 May 2020.  Applicants may send proposals by the following methods:

Via email to Clement.Phiri@zmb.aphl.org and Edward Krisiunas (ekrisiunas@gmail.com)  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, Laboratory Technical Advisor
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 Central African Time. 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. 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 Incinerators in Lusaka and Other Healthcare Facilities in Zambia PDF will provide detailed information in regards to this request, please read it in its entirety.