Request for Proposals (RFP): Support for Newborn Screening Implementation of New RUSP Disorders from APHL on Vimeo.


APHL is seeking applicants to implement newborn screening for one or more of the following disorders: Pompe Disease, Mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I) and X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy (x-ALD). APHL anticipates that each subawardee would receive up to $70,000 for one year for implementing new disorder screening. 


All U.S. and territorial NBS programs who have not fully implemented Pompe, MPS I, and/or X-ALD screening (defined as: demonstrated ability to test all newborns for Pompe, MPS I, and/or X-ALD, having a clinical referral network to follow and treat identified newborns, and having an educational and awareness program for families and health care providers).

Scope of Work

The primary focus of this request for proposals is to support newborn screening programs and other entities through technical and financial means in order to achieve both a greater number of states mandating NBS for Pompe, MPS I, and/or X-ALD and a greater number of newborns receiving appropriate screening and follow-up for any or all of the three conditions (Pompe, MPS I, X-ALD).


August 24, 2017              –       RFP Issued

September 5, 2017         –       Letter of intent due by 5:00 pm ET to APHL

September 15, 2017       –       Technical Assistance Webinar at 2:00 pm ET (see NewSTEPs listserv for webinar details)

October 13, 2017                  RFP responses due by 5:00 pm ET to APHL

November 10, 2017        –       Awardees notified

December 22, 2017        –       Contracts ratified between APHL and awardees

Applicants will be contacted individually. Please feel free to contact Kshea Hale at or 240.485.3842 with any questions.

Request for Proposals Materials

The Request for Proposals (RFP) provides details on how to complete this RFP. This RFP contains information on evaluation criteria.

Documents for Review and Completion

Request for Proposals, including an online Readiness Tool (mandatory)


Appendix A: Readiness Tool (Note that this is a reference only and must be completed in REDCap)
Appendix B: Sample Goals Table
Appendix C: Guide/Instructions for New Disorders Readiness Scale

Point of Contact

If you have any questions please contact Kshea Hale at for assistance.