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Sample Request for Proposals Template 91 N = number of respondents in survey, and I = number of minimum (core) questions. A Missing Values Index, calculated as shown below:58 N I xi ,n n=1 i =1 MVI = N I xi ,n n=1 i =1 where MVI = Missing Value Index, xi ,n = { 1 if data item i of respondent n is mi 0 otherwise, issing } x i ,n = { 1 if a response to variable i is applic 0 if a response is not t applicable, cable to respondent n } I = number of variables, and N = number of respondents in data set. An estimate of respondent burden in terms of either actual or estimated time in minutes for59 Review of printed materials, including instructions: Recordkeeping (as applicable); Use of "memory jogger" to record trips or activities; Recording odometer readings from household vehicles; Actual average call time for (as applicable) recruitment, reminder calls, retrieval, and any other calls (verification, re-contact for incomplete data, etc.); Completing diaries and other requested data; Gathering the completed surveys from responding household members, and Mailing the surveys back to the Contractor/client agency (if applicable). Contractor should note that Agency will review the above quality indicators, including the household trip rates60, as indicators of the data quality. Contractor is to provide a summary of the survey results, using the weighted data. The Con- tractor should specify in its proposal whether the results will be included in the Methods Reports or will be presented in a separate volume. 5.2.2 Schedule of Work The anticipated project schedule is as follows: Month, Day, Year: Anticipated Date of Contract Execution Month, Day, Year: Start of the Pretest Month, Day, Year: Start Date of the Main Survey Data Collection Month, Day, Year: Completion of Field Portion of Main Survey Data Collection Month, Day, Year: Draft Survey Results Month, Day, Year: Final Survey Report 58 Number of Missing Values, Section 2.7.7 59 Respondent Burden, Section 2.2.9 60 Transportation Measures of Quality, Section 2.7.2

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92 Standardized Procedures for Personal Travel Surveys There are certain dates during which data collection must be suspended. These are as follows: Year-End Holiday Period: Month, Day, YearMonth, Day, Year Other National Holidays: Month, Day, Year Regional Holidays: Month, Day, Year The selected Contractor may recommend alternative or additional dates for suspension of travel data collection. The Contractor will present a complete schedule of task and survey activ- ities in its proposal.