Call for Submissions

The Division of Research, Innovation & System Information (DRISI) of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) requests research proposals from public research institutions: public colleges, universities, and government agencies that bring solutions to the Caltrans research problems.  Respondents are encouraged to engage in collaborations with public agency partners, to enhance the research and to facilitate communication of research results. The DRISI Call For Submissions (CFS) is being offered for FY 2021/2022.  Please see timeline below.

Private universities or institutions are not eligible participants under this Call For Submissions (CFS) process and direct submittals from these institutions cannot be accepted.  Public institutions using subcontracts with private entities are subject to certain conditions and may not meet the solicitation criteria(s).  

The research needs for a CFS are based on a direct and comprehensive Initial Scope of Work (ISOW).

Event Date
 CFS Available to Prospective Respondents  June 1, 2021
 Proposal Written Question Submittal Deadline    June 11, 2021
 Responses to Questions  June 15, 2021
 Final Date for Proposal Submission  June 18, 2021
 Proposal Selection  July 2, 2021


Question & Answer

Thank you for your interest in becoming a research partner with the California Department of Transportation.

Contact Person:

Stephanie Davis 
Caltrans Division of Research, Innovation and System Information
Email: stephanie.davis@dot.ca.gov