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Division of Planning
Statewide Planning & Research
Request for Proposals

Strategic Research Plan Projects

ODOT’s Research Section is posting two Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) and one Requests for Proposal (RFP) for the strategic research plan projects listed below. Thank you for your interest and partnership in meeting the evolving needs of Ohio’s transportation system, which is one of the largest in the nation. ODOT is grateful to the community of researchers who apply their skills and talents towards improving transportation in Ohio, and thereby, contribute to the quality of life for all Ohioans. Your efforts make a real difference to our collective future.  

Changes have been made to the Proposal Formatting and Submission Guidelines. It is now required that non-Ohio agency submissions include an Ohio-based subcontractor or partner. Should you decide to develop a response for submission, you will find a number of helpful pieces of information below the project list. Please pay careful attention to this information, as it will ultimately lead to developing the most successful submission. Please adhere to these instructions. Non-compliance with the formatting and submission guidelines is cause for the rejection of a submission. Cost estimates for the posted projects are not available.

​To view a RFQ/RFP, please click on the solicitation number. Submission instructions are noted on the RFQ/RFP. Please adhere to these instructions. Non-compliance with the formatting and submission guidelines is cause for the rejection of the submission. Cost estimates for posted projects are not available.

All questions concerning the RFP, including technical clarifications of the project as well as formatting and submission of proposals, should be submitted using the RFP Inquiry Form. Clarifications will be posted to the Research website as they become available, so check regularly for updates.  

​Soliciation # ​Project Title ​Clarifications ​Deadline
2016-19​ ​Structures Research on On-Call Services ​None, yet ​Thursday, June 18, 2015
​2016-20 ​No Boundaries Roadway Maintenance Practices Pooled Fund ​None, yet ​Thursday, June 18, 2015
2016-21 ​Cost Benefit Analysis for Culvert Replacement Methods ​None, yet ​Thursday, June 18, 2015
In order to be considered, each submission must be received by Research by 3:00 PM (ET) on June 18, 2015. Absolutely no extensions will be granted to this deadline. All items received after 3:00 PM (ET) on the due date will not be considered. Submissions should be emailed to Research@dot.ohio.gov by the stated deadline. An email confirmation will be sent to the sender's email address acknowledging that the submission has been received.
It is the submitter's responsibility to ensure that the submission has been received by Research by the stated deadline. The confirmation email is the only acceptable proof that a submission has been made. In the event a submitter wants to challenge whether or not their submission was received by the deadline, the confirmation email will be the only evidence accepted. Failure on the submitter’s part to provide a copy of the Research confirmation email will result in a submission being considered late and therefore ineligible for consideration.
ODOT’s research program is not a grant program. All research projects are treated as reimbursement contracts for services rendered. To review ODOT’s standard research contract, please click here. If your organization is unable to accept the terms of this contract, do not submit a proposal for consideration. Submission of a proposal is considered an acceptance of the standard research contract. All projects are subject to the policies and procedures outlined in the RD&T2 Manual of Procedures. To review the manual, please click here.
All posted projects will be funded through ODOT’s State Planning & Research, Part 2 program at a ratio of 80% federal funds and 20% state funds. The projects are expected to begin during fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016); a specific start date is not available.
The research program is open to the entire transportation research community, including public and private universities and consultants. ODOT does not prequalify researchers and accepts submissions from out-of-state organizations. ODOT is an equal opportunity employer. ODOT reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. All projects are subject to the availability of funding.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding RFP Process

Click here for answers to some of our more frequently asked questions that are not specific to any one RFP.​