​​​​Below are links to the funding opportunities that APHL has available for interested members, vendors or bidders. Each link includes an overview of the project, eligibility requirements, application details and timeline for submission, as well as a further link to the actual request for proposal (RFP) documentation. The links also contain a section where interested parties may submit questions regarding a specific RFP and where responses from or on behalf of APHL will be posted.

Once the application period is closed, the general summary will remain visible but the link to the RFP and the questions and answers will no longer be available. We will publish the name of the winning applicant(s), or a tabulation of the overall bids, on the links to the closed funding opportunities.

​Active RFPs

NBS Systems Quality Improvement Projects Second Cohort

Re-compete for Vaccine Preventable Diseases Reference Centers

Closed RFPs and Awardee Information

Program Evaluator for APHL-CDC Global Health Security Acceleration Projects
Awardee: SGNL Solutions

Instructional Design for Scientific Writing Comprehensive Curriculum
Awardee: Banyan Communications

National PHL Drug Suspectibility Testing (DST) Reference Center for Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (MTBC)

Newborn Screening Systems Quality Improvement Projects
Awardees: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Georgia Department of Public Health Laboratory, Georgia Department of Public Health Laboratory, Heluna Health in partnership with the California Department of Health, Iowa Department of Public Health, Louisiana Office of Public Health Laboratories, Minnesota Department of Health, New York State Department of Health, Puerto Rico Newborn Screening Program, Puerto Rico Newborn Screening Program, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Tennessee Department of Health, Virginia Department of General Services/Division of Consolidated Services.

Evaluation of Automated Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) Systems for the Diagnosis of Syphilis
Awardees: Alabama Department of Public Health Bureau of Clinical Laboratories, Los Angeles County Public Health Laboratories, Oklahoma State Department of Health Public Health Laboratory

Course Programmer for Laboratory Curriculum Framework Courses
Awardee: International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI)

National Influenza Reference Center
Awardees: California Department of Public Health, Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory; New York State Department of Health, Laboratory of Viral Diseases at the Wadsworth Center, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene.

Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) Positive Primary MGIT Culture
Awardees: Alabama Department of Public Health-Bureau of Clinical Laboratories, California Department of Public Health-Microbial Diseases Laboratory, Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (Virginia), Florida Bureau of Public Health Laboratories, Georgia Department of Public Health, Indiana State Department of Health Public Health Laboratory, Maryland Department of Health Laboratories Administration, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa, Texas Department of State Health Services, Washington State Department of Health Public Health, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

NewSTEPs (Newborn Screening Technical assistance and Evaluation Program) Data Repository and Website
Awardee: Insomniac Design

Establishing a Quality Control Range for Gentamicin Susceptibility Testing of Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Awardees: City of Milwaukee Health Department Laboratory, Colorado Public Health and Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, DC Department of Forensic Sciences, Maryland Public Health Laboratory, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Tennessee Department of Health Division of Laboratory Services, Texas Department of State Health Services, University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine, University of Washington to complete the work pursuant to Option 1, Option 2 or both

Funding to Begin or Enhance an Existing Childhood Blood Lead Testing Program​
Awardee: Vermont Department of Health Laboratory and Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness Laboratory

Development of a Private Well Guidance​ 
Awardee: Paula Jones and Public Ink/Alan Gambrell

Technical Writer for the Editing and Development of National Biomonitoring Network Materials 
Awardee: Paula Jones and Public Ink/Alan Gambrell

Technical Writer for the Development of a Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Technical Guidance​ 
Awardee: Paula Jones and Public Ink/Alan Gambrell​​​​​

Instructional Design for Global Laboratory Leadership Program 
Awardee: Colter Learning Partners

Development & Evaluation of Next Generation Sequencing for Legionella 
Awardees: California Department of Public Health Infectious Diseases Laboratory Branch, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Laboratory Services Division, Indiana State Department of Health Laboratory, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa, Maryland Department of Health Laboratories Administration, New York State Department of Health-Wadsworth Center, and New York City Public Health Laboratory  to complete work pursuant to Option 1, Option 2 or both

Increasing Laboratory Response Network –Chemical (LRN-C) Capacity for Chemical Threat Technology Transfer 
Awardee: Health Research, Inc., on behalf of the New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center

Facilitating Test Verification and/or Modification of Algorithms for Detection of Infection with Mycobacterium Tuberculosis with Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) 
Awardees: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Public Health Laboratories, South Dakota Public Health Laboratory, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Public Health Laboratory, City of Milwaukee Health Department Laboratory, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, City of El Paso Public Health Laboratory, Tennessee Department of Health Laboratory Services

Evaluation of a Laboratory Developed Molecular Test for the Diagnosis of Genital Ulcer Disease (GUD)
Awardees: City of Milwaukee Health Department Laboratory, Dallas County Health and Human Services, Maryland Department of Health Laboratories Administration, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Laboratories

Assessment of Informatics Needs in the Laboratory Response Network (LRN)
Awardee: Deloitte Consulting LLP

Electronic Notification to Improve Surveillance an​d Quality of Newborn Screening Pre-analytic Processes 
Awardee: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Laboratory Services Division

Development of a State or Regional Environmental Health System Meeting
Awardees: Minnesota Department of Health - Public Health Laboratory Division, Washington State Public Health Laboratories

Support for Newborn Screening Implementation of New RUSP Disorders
Awardees: Georgia Department of Public Health, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Utah Department of Health, Virginia Department of Health, Washington State Department of Health

Validation of the MALDI-TOF for the Identification of Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Awardees: Hawaii Department of Health State Laboratories Division, Maryland Department of Health Laboratories Administration, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Laboratories - Microbiology Section, North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health, Texas Department of State Health Services

Legionella AMD 
Awardees: Arizona Department of Health Services State Laboratory, Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Laboratories Minnesota Department of Health, Public Health Laboratory, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Public Health Laboratory, New York State Department of Health - Wadsworth Center

Expansion of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) 
Awardee: Florida Department of Health-Bureau of Public Health Laboratories

Zambia Solar Energy Installations for PHLs  
Eligible Suppliers: TASS-Wind Sun Energy Zambia (WSEZ) JV (also selected to implement the initial project at CDL), Greenfield Energy, Likusasa, MegaTime Networks Ltd and Smartnet-3Tech JV

Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and Nonprofit Legal Services

Deputy Chief for Antimicrobial Resistance Support at the Hawaii State Laboratories Division

Peer Network Resource Centers for New Disorder Newborn Screening 
Awardees: Missouri State Public Health Laboratory, New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Center, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

Newborn Screening Implementation of New Disorders 
Awardees: California Department of Public Health, Florida Department of Health, Iowa Department of Public Health, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Minnesota Department of Health, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, New Jersey Department of Health, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Ohio Department of Health, Tennessee Department of Health, Texas Department of State Health Services

Development of Preparedness Training Activities 
Awardees: Southern Nevada Health District, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, North Dakota Department of Health, Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services

NewSTEPs (Newborn Screening Technical assistance and Evaluation Program) Website 
Awardee: Teal Media

International Event Management Contractor
Awardee: ATOP, Event Travel Management, Mlungisi Independent Advisors and The Webster Group

Accounting - Financial Management System 
Awardee: Intellitec Solutions, LLC

Electronic Notification to Improve Surveillance and Quality of Newborn Screening Pre-analytic Processes 
Awardee: Indiana State Department of Health Genomics and Newborn Screening Program

Environmental Health Regional Meeting - Awardee: Utah Public Health Laboratory

Establishment of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) Reference Centers 
Awardees: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services-Microbiology Section-Bureau of Laboratories; New York State Department of Health-Wadsworth Center; California Department of Public Health-Microbial Diseases Laboratory; State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa; Ohio Department of Health Laboratory

Expanded Access to Interferon Gamma Release Assays (IGRA) 
Awardees: DeKalb County Board of Health; Fairfax County Health Department Laboratory; Florida Department of Health-Bureau of Public Health Laboratories; Georgia Department of Public Health TB Program with the Georgia Public Health Laboratory; Kings County Department of Public Health; Los Angeles County Department of Public Health; Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness; Mississippi Public Health Laboratory; Orange County Public Health Laboratory with Orange County TB Control; South Dakota Public Health Laboratory; Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory

Informatics - Cloud Based Electronic Test Order and Result 
Awardee: IConnect Consulting

Informatics - Professional Instructional Design Services
Awardee: Deloitte Consulting LLC

Informatics Technical Assistance and Services
Awardee: J. Michael Consulting, InductiveHealth, The St. John Group

Laboratory External Quality Assessment (EQA) Proficiency Testing Program in Kenya 
Awardee: Human Quality Assessment Services (HuQAS)

National Influenza Surveillance Reference Center 
Awardees: California Department of Public Health, Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory; New York State Department of Health, Laboratory of Viral Diseases at the Wadsworth Center; Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

Pilot of Global Hepatitis Outbreak and Surveillance Technology (GHOST) for Molecular Surveillance of HCV Infection
Awardee: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services-Microbiology Section-Bureau of Laboratories; New York State Department of Health-Wadsworth Center; New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services; Alaska State Public Health Laboratory

PulseNet Support 
Awardee: Deborah Sheehan

Informatics Security Assessment of the AIMS Platform
Awardee: Coalfire

​Appeal Procedure

APHL has established an RFP Appeal Procedure that allows for venders/prospective venders to lodge a formal appeal concerning alleged improprieties or irregularities during the procurement process. Vendors or prospective vendors may submit an appeal at any time during the procurement process on a specific RFP, but they must do so no later than five days after APHL posts the winning bidder on that RFP or the overall bid tabulation on this site (www.aphl.org/rfp).

Any appeal must be submitted to APHL’s General Counsel via email or via overnight delivery to APHL’s headquarters office in Silver Spring, Maryland.  General Counsel will conduct an initial assessment and review of all appeals. If an appeal provides sufficient and credible detail on alleged irregularities or improprieties, General Counsel will have the authority to determine whether to forward that appeal on to APHL’s Operations group (composed of the Executive Director, the Chief Operating Officer, all Senior Directors and the Director of Human Resources) or to engage one or more independent third parties to investigate the allegations. The decisions as to whether an appeal provides sufficient detail and whether to engage outside investigative resources are final and not subject to further right of appeal.

In the event that APHL conducts an internal investigation into an appeal, the Operations group will be charged with providing an objective and unbiased independent review of the appeal and its allegations.  If one or more members of this group have a potential or perceived conflict of interest, those members will not participate in the internal investigation. The members of the Operations group free of a conflict of interest will then formulate a recommended course of action – which may range from no action to a complete re-compete of the RFP – and will provide supporting evidence to General Counsel as soon as is reasonably practicable or possible after receiving the appeal.

If APHL engages third parties to investigate the allegations raised by an appeal, General Counsel will be responsible for coordinating the investigators’ access to needed materials and personnel and will provide the Operations group with updates as needed or appropriate. Once the investigation is complete, the outside investigators will deliver a summary report of their findings and will provide a recommended course of action and at least one alternative course of action to General Counsel. General Counsel, in turn, will send the report to the Operations group and will work with group members to reach consensus on which course of action to pursue.