The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is seeking proposals for a cloud based electronic test order and result (ETOR) portal. The goal of this project is to support bidirectional communication between requesting facilities and their public health laboratories (PHLs) for test orders and corresponding results using a web interface to facilitate these transactions. The selected system must be flexible enough to serve as a centralized solution, allowing both intrastate and interstate communication from a single portal instance on the cloud-based APHL Informatics Messaging Services (AIMS) Platform.


This is an open and competitive process. Desired expertise and approaches include:

  • Proven cloud-based development and deployment expertise
  • Ability to redesign a traditional "single-to-many" portal to serve as a "many-to-many" lab portal solution (many providers to many PHLs based on profiles and user access controls)
  • Strong project management and group facilitation skills
  • Agile system development and change management approach



At this time, APHL anticipates the following schedule:

March 10, 2016 – RFP issued
March 16, 2016 – Letter of intent due by 5pm ET to APHL
March 22, 2016 – Last day to submit question (exceptions may granted)
April 11, 2016 –  RFP responses due
April 18, 2016 – Proposal review and follow-up completed
April 25, 2016 – Final review completed- successful candidate will be notified within 7 days

Request for Proposal Materials

The Request for Proposal: Cloud-Based Laboratory Electronic Test Order and Result Portal provides details on how to complete the proposal. The RFP contains a copy of the criteria that APHL will used for evaluation of proposals.

Request for Proposal

Appendix A

Submit Questions

APHL requests that prospective bidders submit a brief email statement indicating an intent to submit a proposal. This must be received by 5:00 pm ET on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.

​Response Submittal

Via USPS or FedEx:

Association of Public Health Laboratories
8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 700
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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