After selecting projects for contract research, Research posts an RFP for each. Time is allowed to ask questions, and Research posts both questions and answers.
Parts of MoDOT's Research RFPs are always the same, and parts change with every project. To help make this clear, two documents have been developed. One is a new document for each RFP, and the other is the same document for all RFPs.
The needs for any one proposal, including required forms, are found by combining both the specific and standard document. (Proposed work plans are required in proposals. Budgets for engineering services are not to be included in proposals, other than agreeing to the overall limit for the project.)
Those making proposals also need to be aware of the standard contracts (next section) so contracting can proceed in a timely manner.