Quick Response for Special Needs. Task 29. RFQ: ACRP Research Roadmap on Select Airport Topics

The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) just completed its tenth year. Through the past decade, ACRP has earned and maintained a reputation for research excellence that is a trademark of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine as well as all of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Cooperative Research Programs. ACRP has continually produced research results with immediate and practical application to the airport industry. Moving forward, ACRP’s leadership is committed to continued excellence and the meaningful flow of quality research results to the airport industry. As an industry-driven research program, this is best accomplished with the constant flow of quality research ideas into the program. One important element to this flow is a research roadmap defined as a dynamic strategic research plan in a specific topic area that identifies gaps in knowledge and practice, key opportunities and challenges, and outlines and prioritizes specific research projects needed to address these gaps. A roadmap outlines a research agenda that will guide the development of problem statements flowing into ACRP and can provide answers to current questions, reduce uncertainties, and provide a sound approach for future research projects. The objective will be the development of 5-year, prioritized research roadmaps that are effectively communicated on the web to feed into ACRP’s IdeaHub. The IdeaHub is an electronic repository, expected to be operational in 2018, of potential research and problem statements that can be more fully developed prior to submission to ACRP. It is expected that a broad stakeholder outreach on the specific topic areas will occur to identify subject matter experts from Transportation Research Board (TRB), American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA), Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), and others who can help define the breadth and depth of the roadmap. However, the detailed scope of work has not yet been developed. The purpose of this request is to identify qualified research teams with the appropriate experience and expertise to conduct research to develop a research roadmap in the topic areas of airport design and construction, and airport operations and maintenance. This project will be utilizing an expedited procurement process that involves prequalification and selection of a number of research teams that can respond quickly and competitively. The request for statement of interest, qualifications, and availability will be used to establish a short list of qualified teams for each topic area that will be invited to submit proposals to conduct the research. Each proposal will include a research approach, staffing plan, and budget. Additionally, each selected team will be required to submit the necessary documentation required for the contracting process. It is expected that the research teams will be either private consultants, academics, or a consortium of both.Selected teams are expected to have significant in-house expertise and the ability to assemble additional expertise and subject matter experts as needed for the research. Proposers are invited to submit qualifications by submitting the following information in the following order. See the brochure “Information and Instructions Required for Preparing Proposals” (Instructions) for guidance on responding to relevant sections. 1. Cover page (see page 14 of the Instructions). 2. Contact information: (a) name of the research team; (b) person submitting qualifications package; (c) phone number; (d) email; and (e) corporate mailing address. 3. Table of contents (see page 15 of the Instructions). 4. Discussion of proposer understanding of Topic A: Airport Design and Construction issues and/or Topic B: Airport Operations and Maintenance by addressing the following questions: Topic A: Airport Design and Construction i. What are the challenges for airports in the area of design and construction? ii. Who are the stakeholders most impacted by decisions made in design and construction? iii. Describe possible methods for identifying knowledge gaps in the area of design and construction. iv. Describe how priorities might be determined for research in the area of airport design and construction. v. Potential methods and techniques for developing the roadmap. vi. Describe potential innovative web designs and web-presentation techniques that will effectively present the final roadmap results. Topic B: Operations and Maintenance i. What are the challenges for airports in operations and maintenance? ii.Who are the stakeholders most impacted by decisions made in operations and maintenance? iii. Describe possible methods for identifying knowledge gaps in the area of operations and maintenance. iv. Describe how priorities might be determined for research in the area of operations and maintenance. v. Potential methods and techniques for developing the roadmap. vi. Describe potential innovative web designs and web-presentation techniques that will effectively present the final roadmap results. NOTE: Each Topic should be submitted as a separate section if a proposer is interested in proposing on both topics. 5. Qualifications of the research team (see page 16 of the Instructions). 6. Relevant accomplishments of the research team (see page 16 of the Instructions). 7. Other commitments of the research team (see page 16 of the Instructions). The anticipated project period will be July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. 8. Plan for participation for disadvantaged business enterprise (see page 19 of the Instructions). 9. Liability statement that is unaltered and signed. Please note that the research plan/approach, time requirements, and itemized budget are not required at this time. After the objective(s) have been developed, selected firms will be invited to submit the research plan/approach, staffing plan, time requirements, and an itemized budget. Proposers should anticipate that invitations to selected proposers will be sent in early April with a submission deadline of the detailed work plan anticipated for early May, 2017. Qualification packages should be submitted electronically in PDF to mgreenberger@nas.edu and slcampbell@nas.edu by 4:30 pm (ET) March, 9, 2017 by using the reference: ACRP 11-02/T29 RFQ. Proposers will be evaluated by individuals collectively knowledgeable on these topics. Evaluations are based upon the proposers’ (1) experience and qualifications in the topic area; and (2) their understanding of the issues related to the topic area.

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  • English

Project

  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $100000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-02, Task 29

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
    Washington, DC    20024
  • Project Managers:

    Greenberger, Marci

  • Start Date: 20170309
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41440

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01625966
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-02, Task 29
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 15 2017 1:00AM