Requests for Proposals or Information
Below is a list of requests for proposals and requests for information (RFPs and RFIs) that have been issued by TRB’s Cooperative Research Programs, which include the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP), the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), the National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP), and the Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program (HMCRP). Proposals and responses should evidence strong capabilities gained through extensive successful experience in relevant problem areas. Any agency interested in submitting a proposal or response should first make a frank, thorough self-appraisal to determine whether or not it possesses the capability and experience necessary to ensure successful completion of the project.
Please note that TRB Cooperative Research Program subawards (selected proposers are considered subawards to the National Academy of Sciences, the parent organization of TRB) must comply with 2 CFR 200 – Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. These requirements include a provision that proposers without a federally Negotiated Indirect Costs Rate Agreement (NICRA) shall be subject to a maximum allowable indirect rate of 10% of Modified Total Direct Costs. Modified Total Direct Costs include all salaries and wages, applicable fringe benefits, materials and supplies, services, travel, and up to the first $25,000 of each lower-tier subaward and subcontract. Modified Total Direct Costs exclude equipment, capital expenditures, charges for patient care, rental costs, tuition remission, scholarships and fellowships, participant support costs and the portion of each lower-tier subaward and subcontract in excess of $25,000.
Request for proposals and information are published periodically throughout the year by TRB’s various programs. You should check this site frequently to identify new projects that have entered the request-for-proposal phase. In addition, notices are included at appropriate times of the year in TRB’s Transportation Research E-Newsletter. You are encouraged to subscribe to the E-Newsletter
. Finally, e-mail notices on RFPs and RFIs are sent out to subscribers of appropriate CRP listservs. Information on becoming a member of one of TRB’s CRP listservs is available on CRP’s Information for Proposers