​The Association of Public Health Laboratories, Inc. (APHL or the Association) intends to acquire and fully implement a new learning management system (LMS) on or before September 1, 2022. APHL’s LMS will be used to facilitate adult learning through instructor-led training (ILT), virtual instructor-led training (vILT) and hybrid experiences and programs. It will primarily serve as a system to design, develop, deliver and evaluate training programs for public health laboratory science and practice.


Interested parties must submit a proposal to APHL that provides all information specified in the Proposal Submission section below. To be considered for funding, an applicant must ensure APHL has its complete proposal by no later than the Proposal Due Date specified in the Anticipated RFP Schedule section below. Applicants will find proposal submission information in the Response Submittal section below. ​

RFP Schedule

Applications are due to the individual(s) specified in the Final Response section of this RFP by 5:00 pm Eastern Time (ET) on March 17, 2022. APHL anticipates the following schedule for the entire competitive bidding process:

February 16, 2022 - APHL issues RFP

February 25, 2022 - Letter of Intent due to APHL by 5:00 pm ET 

March 4, 2022 - Last day to submit questions to APHL by 5:00 pm ET (exceptions may be granted at APHL's sole discretion)

March 17, 2022 - Complete RFP responses due to APHL by 5:00 pm ET

March 31​, 2022 - APHL completes the evaluation process and contacts winning/selected applicant

April 4, 2022 - APHL publicly announces the names of the selected applicants on its procurement website,  www.aphl.org\rfp

May 2​, 2022 - Anticipated start date of LMS implementation initiative 

Response Submittal 

Confirmation of Intent to Respond​

APHL requests that prospective applicants submit a brief email statement indicating intent to submit a proposal by no later than 5:00 PM ET on February 25, 2022. The letter of intent should be emailed to Jasmine.Abston@aphl.org. While the letter of intent is not binding and does not enter the review of the RFP, the information it contains allows APHL's Evaluation Team to plan the contract development and review process. Potential applicants must include the name of the company or individual, that will submit the proposal, in their email. 

Final Response

APHL must receive a complete proposal by no later than 5:00 PM ET on March 17, 2022.  Applicants may send proposals by the following methods:

Via email to Jasmine.Abston@aphl.org; or

Via certified, registered or express mail through the postal service or via trackable mail delivery services provided by DHL, FedEx or UPS, addressed to:

c/o Jasmine Abston

The Association of Public Health Laboratories, Inc.

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 700

Silver Spring, MD 20910

APHL will send an email acknowledging the receipt of each application. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 48 hours, please email the points of contact below to confirm receipt.

Regardless of the delivery method, APHL must receive all responses by 5:00 PM ET. 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. 


The Official RFP Document will provide detailed information in regards to this request, please read it on its entirety.


Please direct all questions regarding this RFP or its application requirements via email to Jasmine Abston at Jasmine.Abston@aphl.org, with a copy to Catherine Johnson at Catherine.Johnson@aphl.org.

A member of APHL's Training and Workforce Development (TWD) Program will respond directly to the questions on an individual basis, as questions are received. While APHL will endeavor to answer questions within one business day of receipt, additional time may be needed depending on the query or concern raised.

APHL should receive all questions by 5:00 pm ET on March 4, 2022. APHL is unlikely to answer any question received after this deadline, but it will have discretion to do so if APHL's TWD staff reasonably feel that the query or concern raises a substantial issue that could affect multiple applicants and may be answered without impacting the application submission and review process. Should APHL opt to answer any late questions, APHL will post the question and answer to APHL's procurement website and will not respond directly to the sender.