Task 1. Research plan and detailed report outline. The consultant will conduct background research and collect relevant material. Based on the initial but complete review of the source material, the consultant will propose a detailed report outline. The outline should be at least 8 to12 pages, include a proposed survey if one is to be used, and contain sufficient detail to inform the TCRP project panel of what a 75- to 100-page report will contain. This outline should also contain the estimated pagination for each proposed section and/or subsection. This material will be submitted to TCRP for consideration and approval.
Note: Participate in a conference call with the TCRP Legal Oversight Panel approximately 4 weeks after submission of the detailed outline.
Task 2. After approval of the work plan, the consultant should conduct additional research, and case and statutory/regulatory analysis.
Task 3. Draft report in accordance with the approved work plan (including modifications required by TCRP).
Task 4. Revise report as necessary. The consultant should estimate that two revisions will be necessary. One revision may be required after review by the TCRP staff and members of a select subcommittee. Additional revisions may be required after the full committee has reviewed the report.
Estimated Funding: Phase I- $20,000-25,000
Phase II- To be determined in Phase I
25% paid upon submission and approval of the Task 1, Detailed Outline.
50% paid upon submission and approval of the Task 3 Report.
25% paid upon submission and approval of the Final Report (following revisions as required by TCRP).
An important factor in rating proposal offers will be the proposer’s commitment to promptly undertake and complete this study.
HOW TO PROPOSE
Proposals should be submitted as a single PDF with the following information in the following order:
1. Summary sheet. Here is the summary sheet. Please include any additions, deletions, or changes you may wish to suggest for undertaking this work; and your requested compensation.
2. A research plan that describes each task in sufficient detail to allow the review panel to make an informed assessment of the likelihood of the proposer’s success. The plan must include:
- An introduction that provides a concise overview of the proposer’s understanding of the topic and the issues presented, the proposed team’s experience and qualifications relevant to the topic, and the team’s proposed approach to conducting the research and preparing the report;
- A brief outline of the proposed contents of the report;
- Detailed information on the proposed research methodology for each task in sufficient detail to permit evaluation of achieving the objective(s);
- Statement of resources (e.g., hours per person per task) allocated to this project, and timelines for each task;
- Resumes of key team members along with a description of responsibilities;
- Any additions, deletions, or changes you may wish to suggest to the scope of work for undertaking the work; and
- A list of relevant prior publications (one or two samples may be enclosed).
3. An executed, unaltered liability statement. Here is a printable version of the Liability Statement.
Proposers will be evaluated by individuals collectively knowledgeable in this problem area. Evaluations are based upon the proposers’: (1) knowledge, experience, and accomplishments in the subject area (demonstrated by the research plan, statement of resources, qualifications, and resumes; (2) understanding of the work (demonstrated by the team’s proposed approach to conducting the research and preparing the report); (3) prior relevant publications (including briefs); and (4) schedule for completing the work.
STATUS: The deadline for receipt of proposals has passed.