“This is a “sources sought” announcement to conduct market research. The FHWA Office of Policy and Governmental Affairs contemplates multiple awards for a five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with Firm-Fixed Price (FFP), Time and Material/Labor (T&M/LH), or hybrid FFP and T&M task orders for Technical and Program Support for Highway Policy Analysis. The purpose of this sources sought is to conduct market research to identify potential offerors having an interest in, and the resources to support this requirement.
The subject work is currently performed under Contracts 693JJ319D000005 – 693JJ319D000011, which expire on January 6, 2024. This market research announcement is issued in support of the planned re-compete of the contracts entitled, “Program Support for Highway Policy Analysis.”
“The Office of Policy and Governmental Affairs (OPGA) has a historical need to integrate economic, engineering, planning, policy and statistics disciplines to advance FHWA’s goals of safety and mobility. From a national perspective, the contractor should understand the overall value and cost-effectiveness of a range of policy approaches for addressing the country’s transportation needs – and how they may shape local/regional economies and help or harm communities and users. This is all accomplished through the Federal Highway Administration under the United States Department of Transportation. The Office of Policy and Governmental Affairs mission is to provide direction over the following four activity areas: Highway Policy Information, International Programs, Transportation Policy Studies and Legislative Affairs and Policy Communication:
- Office of Highway Policy Information – The Office of Highway Policy Information serves as the national source of surface transportation data; providing the U.S. DOT, Congress, and transportation community with accurate timely information products to inform the development and implementation of decisions, policies, legislation, programs, and performance goals, while constantly striving to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of data collection and analysis on travelers and the physical, operational and financial condition of our transportation system.
- Office of International Programs – The Office of International Programs leads the Federal Highway Administration’s efforts to serve the U.S. road community’s access to international sources of information on road related technologies and markets, and to provide technical assistance on road transportation issues to developing countries and economies in transition.
- Office of Legislative and Governmental Affairs – The Office of Legislation and Strategic Planning provides support and assistance to the Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, and Congress on policy development and execution; including coordination of the Agency’s legislative program and designs, implements and evaluates national studies; including conditions and performance (C & P) reports. Leads in the outreach, evaluation, and feedback mechanisms for review and revision of the Federal Highway Administration Strategic Plan. Strategic Planning at the Federal Highway Administration.
- Office of Transportation Policy Studies – The Office of Transportation Policy Studies develops analytical tools and data systems for policy development and studies; conducts analyses and studies to support the formulation of transportation policy and legislative initiatives; prepares major Reports to Congress on highway policy issues; and monitors and forecasts economic, demographic, and personal/commercial travel trends…”