OKLAHOMA TRANSPORTATION CENTER
Issued March 1, 2002
The Oklahoma Transportation Center (OTC) requests proposals for research
pertaining to transportation issues in Oklahoma. The OTC is a transportation
research center jointly operated by the University of Oklahoma (OU) and Oklahoma
State University (OSU). OTC has entered into a partnership with the Oklahoma
Department of Transportation (ODOT) to conduct research on transportation
issues relevant to ODOT’s mission. The combined ODOT/OTC funds will
support the research awarded in response to this RFP.
Any full-time faculty member at either OU, OSU, or Langston University is
eligible to submit a proposal. All proposals must be officially processed
by the University with which the principal investigator is affiliated.
Proposals must address transportation problems in Oklahoma, particularly
those related to the mission of ODOT. The ODOT mission is multimodal and includes:
highway construction, maintenance, and operations; waterways and ports; public
transportation, both urban and rural; trucking; railroads; and intermodal
3. Size and Scope of Projects
The projects funded in this first OTC request for proposals will be limited
in scope to projects that can be conducted in the time period of May 1, 2002
to September 30, 2002. This limitation does not preclude multi-phase projects
as long as the first phase can be conducted during this time period. All projects
will end on or before September 30, 2002.
The awards for projects funded in this first OTC request for proposals will
be limited to $50,000 in direct costs. Indirect costs on these projects will
be computed and budgeted by the Office of Research Administration in accordance
with the OTC master agreement.
4. Selection Process and Criteria
The proposals will be reviewed and ranked by Dr. Thomas L. Landers of OU;
Dr. Gorman Gilbert of OSU, and Mr. David Streb of ODOT. Additional reviews
by others will be solicited as needed by this three-person review committee.
The criteria for selection will be:
a. relevance and importance of results to ODOT mission 50%
b. collaboration between OSU, OU and Langston University 20%
c. likelihood of success 10%
d. degree of innovation 20%
All proposals must be submitted on or before March 29, 2002 before 5:00 pm.
Three (3) copies must be submitted to:
Dr. Gorman Gilbert
Oklahoma Transportation Center
207 Engineering South
Oklahoma State University
Stiliwater, OK 74078.
6. Proposal Format
Proposals are limited to fifteen (15) pages and must use the following outline:
1. Problem Statement
2. Research Approach and Methodology
3. Expected Results
6. Budget (direct costs only)