District Highway Maintenance Research On-Call (ROC)

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is a large state agency charged with management and maintenance of a vast transportation system in Ohio. ODOT strives to execute its charge in the most effective and efficient manner possible. Frequently, ODOT encounters situations where low cost, short term research services are needed to meet immediate needs for system management and maintenance improvements. Some of the short term research needs may go unmet due to the immediacy of the need. To address this problem, ODOT secures research services for low cost, short term research in advance of identifying specific research needs. Under the contract, multiple and separate requests for research services may be made by ODOT's District or County garages until the maximum time or funding limits are reached. The following restrictions exist for individual requests for research services: *Requests will be initiated by ODOT, not at the request of the contracted research team. *Requests and authorization to begin work may only come from ODOT's Research Section and not from any other office or division within ODOT. *Individual task requests will have an ideal completion time of six months or less, at an ideal cost of $60,000 or less. *Requests will be primarily related to specific technical fields, as described in the Qualifications section, below. The researcher has three weeks to respond to each task request with the following information: Work Plan, Budget, Schedule, and Deliverables. ODOT will respond to that "proposal" within two weeks. Once there is agreement between the researcher and ODOT, the researcher will receive an official project acceptance letter. The researcher may not begin work on the project until they have received the official project acceptance letter from ODOT's Research Section.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $1800000
  • Contract Numbers:




  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    Research Program
    1980 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43223
  • Project Managers:

    Martindale, Jill

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Cincinnati

    Civil Engineering Department, P.O. Box 210071, 741 Baldwin Hall
    Cincinnati, OH  United States  45221-0071
  • Principal Investigators:

    Nazzal, Munir

  • Start Date: 20220713
  • Expected Completion Date: 20250713
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01851254
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 37852, 136522, 115889
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2022 2:57PM