The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is seeking to identify a qualified pool of expert event and travel management vendors to support various anticipated domestic and international training courses and meetings. APHL expects to provide funding to selected vendors on a cost-reimbursable basis. Funding will be awarded via a contract with APHL for each event.


This is an open and competitive process. Successful applicants must be able to meet the expectations outlined in Appendix A.

Anticipated RFP Schedule

APHL anticipates the following RFP Schedule:

January 4, 2022  – RFP Issued

January 13, 2022 – Informational Teleconference (optional)               

January 24, 2022 – Required Letter of Intent Due to APHL (see below)

February 4, 2022 – RFP Responses Due

February 11, 2022 – Proposal review completed

February 14, 2022 – As needed, follow-up interviews/proposals due

February 18, 2022 – Final review completed and awardees selected

APHL will communicate any modification to this anticipated schedule on APHL's procurement website (​

Response Submittal

Confirmation of Intent to Respond

APHL requires that prospective applicants submit a brief email statement indicating an intent to submit a proposal to APHL must receive this email by no later than 5:00pm EST on January 24, 2022. To allow for appropriate review process planning, a letter of intent is required for consideration.

Final Response 

APHL must receive complete responses by 5:00 pm EST on February 4, 2022. Please see Proposal-Required Submissions section for items that must be included in the completed proposal.  Applicants may send proposals via email to

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


The Official RFP Document will provide detailed information, please read it on its entirety​. APHL will communicate any modification to this anticipated schedule on APHL’s procurement website ( and via an email blast to the public health laboratories.​​​​​​​