Please follow these steps for submission:
- Review the RFP, and then develop a proposal using the format outlined in the Proposal Formatting and Submission Guidelines. Attachments shall not exceed 20 MB.
- Submit all questions using the RFP Inquiry Form.
- Fill out the online submission form. You will be requested to attach a PDF of the completed proposal and the Excel Budget form.
questions concerning the RFP, including technical clarifications of the projects 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.
In order to be considered, your submission must be received by Research by 3:00 PM (ET) on October 3, 2014. 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. An email confirmation will be sent to the email address indicated on the submission form acknowledging that the submission has been received. It is the submitters’ responsibility to ensure that their 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 2015 (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015); 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.