Request For Proposals (RFP) Issued: March 19, 2024
Application Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2024, by 5:00 p.m. ET via email
Funding Ceiling: Up to $50,000 for ONE organization
Method: Professional services contract
Anticipated Period of Performance: April 1, 2024 – July 15, 2024
Send all completed proposals and/or questions to:

Natasha M. McCoy, MPH
NACDD Senior Public Health Consultant

Note: Vendor should use the email subject line ”2024 Healthcare Payer Roundtable RFP.”
Questions and Answers: Q&A provided as an attachment to this announcement.

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Send Proposal to Natasha McCoy, MPH
NACDD Senior Public Health Consultant

The 2024 Healthcare Payer Thought Leader Roundtable is a 60-minute discussion convened between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public/private healthcare payers to discuss payers’ use of laboratory data and approach to laboratory test quality.

This request for proposal (RFP) seeks one vendor to aid in the implementation of one virtual thought leader roundtable designed to facilitate discussion between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Clinical Standardization Program (CSP) and healthcare payers on exploring opportunities to improve laboratory test quality and data application.

The goals of the thought leader roundtable are to:

  • increase understanding of payers’ use of laboratory data and approach to laboratory test quality and
  • identify strategies the participants can use to increase the use of high-quality tests.

CDC subject matter experts will also present information on CDC’s laboratory test quality initiatives.

Vendor must be able to complete the following:

  • Recruit up to 10 healthcare payer representatives able to contribute to the discussion and development of strategic recommendations for the healthcare payer industry,
  • Moderate for the roundtable discussion,
  • Submit one report on the roundtable discussion providing a summary of notes from the roundtable discussion, recommended strategies, and actionable next steps for the CDC Clinical Standardization Programs.

About the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors:
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) improves the health of the public by strengthening state-based leadership and expertise for chronic disease prevention and control in states and at the national level. Founded in 1988, NACDD aims to lead and influence the ways that chronic disease prevention and health promotion shapes the health landscape. NACDD is based in Decatur, Georgia. For more information, visit

About the CDC Clinical Standardization Programs:
The CDC Clinical Standardization Programs (CSP) assess the analytical performance of new and established laboratory tests in patient care, public health, and clinical research globally. This work is done through continuous certification programs and special, focused laboratory studies. CSP help laboratories and test manufacturers by offering certification programs for chronic disease biomarkers, performing focused interlaboratory comparison studies for biomarkers of high clinical interest, conducting performance assessments studies of testing devices in laboratories, and providing single-donor materials with reference information for clinical laboratory self-assessment. For more information, visit

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