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Division of Planning
Statewide Planning & Research
Request for Proposals

​Strategic Research Plan Projects

ODOT’s Research Section is posting Requests for Proposal (RFP) for the strategic research plan project 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.
​Solicitation # ​Project Title ​Clarifications ​Deadline
2017-22 ​Statewide Distribution and Habitat Use of the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis) and the Yellow-Banded Bumble Bee (Bombus terricola) Click here ​Mar. 3, 2017
2018-01 Evaluation of Effective Bridge Deck Repair Maintenance Methods ​​Click here ​Mar. 3, 2017
2018-03 ​​Determining Bond Strength of Microsurface Mixes Click here ​Mar. 3, 2017
2018-04 ​Pile Driving Setup for Ohio Soils Click here ​Mar. 3, 2017
2018-05 ​Evaluation of New or Emerging Remote Inspection Technologies for Conduits Ranging from 12" to 120" Spans ​None, yet ​Mar. 3, 2017
2018-06 ​Evaluation of the Ohio Department of Transportation's Current Storm Sewer Cleaning Operations ​None, yet ​Mar. 3, 2017
2018-07 ​Development of Automated Pavement Condition Score and Decision Tree Logic Click here ​Mar. 3, 2017
2018-09 ​Evaluate ODOT's Current Berm Compaction Process For Cost Effective Alternatives Click here ​Mar. 3, 2017
2018-10 ​Evaluation of Energy Efficient Options to Heat Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Maintenance Facilities Click here ​Mar. 3, 2017
2018-11 ​Evaluate Alternatives to Right of Way Drainage Control along the Interstate ​Click here ​Mar. 3, 2017
2018-17 ​Structural Design Methodology for Spray Applied Pipe Liners in Gravity Storm Water Conveyance Conduits Click here ​Mar. 3, 2017
To view a RFP, please click on the solicitation number. The proposal and budget form will be submitted using an online system, Formstack. You will complete general information on the form, then attach a MS Word and PDF of the proposal and the Excel budget form. After you click submit, you will receive a confirmation email. Attachments are limited to 14 MB. Please adhere to these instructions. Non-compliance with the formatting and submission requirements 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, MUST be submitted using the RFP Inquiry Form link at the right of this page. While RFPs are posted, there is a blackout period.  Failure to adhere to this could result in proposal disqualification.  Clarifications will be posted to this page as they become available, so check regularly for updates.
In order to be considered, each submission must be received by Research by 3:00 PM (ET) on March 3, 2017. 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 received by ODOT by the stated deadline. An email confirmation will be sent to the submitter’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 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. 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 2018 (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018); a specific start date is not available.
Please note that RFP 2017-22 has a target start date of May 1, 2017.
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.
Specific Assurances with Respect to Federally-Assisted Projects
The Ohio Department of Transportation in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, all bidders including disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, low-income status, or limited English proficiency in consideration for an award.

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RFP Inquiry Form