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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
2018-27 Connected Vehicle Analysis in Connected Marysville Pilot None, yet 3-2-18
​2018-28 ​Identification and Configuration of Emergency Vehicles Operating in Ohio ​None, yet 3-23-18
2019-01 Evaluation of Maintenance Procedures for Hard Shoulder Running ​None, yet 3-2-18​
2019-02​ ​Evaluate the Uses and Technology for Autonomous Truck Mounted Attenuators (ATMA) Click here 3-2-18​
​2019-03 Unmanned Aircraft Traffic Management Solutions for the State of Ohio​ Click here 3-2-18​
2019-04 ​Analyzing Various Data Sources and Evaluating Effectiveness of Providing Travel Time for Non-Freeways Click here 3-2-18​
2​019-05 ​Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake: Ohio Population Survey and Survey Technique Development ​None, yet 3-218
2019-07 ​Ecological Design Rules for Roadway Lighting ​None, yet 3-2-18
​2019-08 ​Evaluate Technologies to Alert Motorists to Proximity of ODOT Plow Trucks Involved in Snow and Ice Drivers ​None, yet ​3-2-18
2019-09​ ​Noise Wall Overhang Design ​None, yet ​3-2-18
​2019-10 ​Develop Efficiencies and Versatilities for Roadway Drainage Maintenance ​None, yet ​3-2-18
​2019-11 ​Evaluate Opportunities to Provide Training Simulation for ODOT Snow and Ice Drivers ​None, yet 3-2-18
2019-12 ​Evaluate New Equipment or Technology Available for Roadside Fleet Repair ​None, yet 3-2-18
2019-13 Roadway Kinetic Energy Capture and Conversion​ Click here ​3-2-18
2019-14 ​Evaluate Replacement of Current Post-Construction Groundcover with Pollinator Beneficial Groundcover Click here ​3-2-18
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. Uploads are limited to 14 MB per submission (if your upload size is larger, please contact the Research Office.) Please adhere to these instructions. Non-compliance with the submission requirements is cause for the rejection of the submission. Cost estimates for posted projects are not available.

All questions concerning an RFP, including technical clarifications of the project, as well as formatting and submission of application, MUST be submitted using the RFP Inquiry Form link at the right of this page. While the RFPS are posted, there is a blackout period.  Failure to adhere to this could result in application 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 11:59 PM (ET) on March 2, 2018. Absolutely no extensions will be granted to this deadline. All items received after 11:59 PM (ET) on the due date will not be considered. Submissions should be submitted 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. It is advised that submitters allow adequate time to submit proposals in the event that firewalls prevent users from submitting proposals using the Formstack website. Proposals received after the deadline time, according to the ODOT computer time, will not be considered. Absolutely no extensions will be granted to this deadline no matter the circumstance.
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 2019 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019); a specific start date is not available. Please note that RFP 2018-27 has a target start date of May 1, 2018.
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.