Rapid Response Disease Investigation RFP to close July 29

A request for proposal (RPF) seeking a contractor to staff a Rapid Response Disease Investigation Service is closing July 29. 

The RFP closes as COVID infection rates in Arizona continue to trend upward. Data from the Mayo Clinic show a steep rise in positivity rates since the beginning of July while data from Statistica shows Arizona has the sixth highest infection rate in the nation.


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Part of DHS’s strategic plan  is to respond to public health emergencies and specifically calls for the implementation of contact tracing state-wide. The only clear objective mentioned in the RFP is for a single contractor to provide contact tracing and investigation into COVID-19 cases. 

“The contractor shall provide a scalable workforce model that has the flexibility to adjust the number of disease investigators to accommodate the needs of ADHS to conduct disease investigation services for COVID-19 case investigations and contact tracing, as well as investigating other conditions of public health significance.” 

The RFP focuses exclusively on human resources, management, team structure, and other business operation requirements. It provides no specific public health issues other than COVID. 

Submission deadline is July 29 and full details on the RFP can be found here.