Census seeks R&D help on methodology, processes

The Census Bureau is looking for contractors to help with research and development in five technical areas.

Bureau officials say they want a pool of skilled contractors and service providers to conduct research on survey and census methodology and processes. The contracts will span five years and allow bureau program managers to quickly find help on projects as needed.

The five technical areas are:

* Assessment, Planning and Analysis: Includes research, evaluation, and study of census and survey methods, practices, procedures and technologies. It also addresses emerging trends, knowledge, attitudes, skills, tools and automated systems. The bureau plans to set aside this contract for small businesses.
* Statistical Analysis and Evaluation: Covers research and development of statistical theory and methodologies for the design of surveys.  
* Methodological Research: Focuses on the theories and principles that underlie survey research methods.
* Survey Engineering: Applies scientific and mathematical principles to practical survey problems. The bureau plans to set aside this contract for small businesses.
* Data Analysis and Dissemination: Covers the methods used to analyze and distribute collected data.

Census officials plan to create multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts in each technical area.

The bureau posted the presolicitation notice Nov. 3 and plans to issue the request for proposals around Nov. 19, with proposals likely due Jan. 12, 2009.

About the Author

Technology journalist Michael Hardy is a former FCW editor.

Featured

  • Contracting
    8 prototypes of the border walls as tweeted by CBP San Diego

    DHS contractors face protests – on the streets

    Tech companies are facing protests internally from workers and externally from activists about doing for government amid controversial policies like "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration.

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    At OPM, Weichert pushes direct hire, pay agent changes

    Margaret Weichert, now acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, is clearing agencies to make direct hires in IT, cyber and other tech fields and is changing pay for specialized occupations.

  • Cloud
    Shutterstock ID ID: 222190471 By wk1003mike

    IBM protests JEDI cloud deal

    As the deadline to submit bids on the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year warfighter cloud deal draws near, IBM announced a legal protest.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.