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Appendix B Contract Statement Scope of Work Article IâScope of Work A. The Contractor, as an independent contractor and not as an agent of the Government, shall provide all necessary qualified personnel, materials and services to conduct a study of the impact of science and engineering on regional development, and of the effect of Federal scientific and technical policies and prepare and submit reports on the results and findings. B. The work to be performed hereunder shall be conducted as outlined in "A" above, and in accordance with the following: 1. A committee shall be appointed to organize a study on the impact of science and engineering on regional development. The goal of the study is to identify factors relating to the interaction of scientific and engineering research and regional development which are important in the consideration of Federal policies for the support of scientific and engineering research. The study shall be directed to, but not necessarily limited to the following: a. How does science and engineering substantively affect regional develop- ment? b. What characteristics determine regional science and engineering needs? c. What are the functional requirements in science and engineering for effectively meeting regional needs? 107
108 d. What organizations are effective in developing regionally relevant science and engineering? e. Do Federal science and engineering policies reflect "regional" science needs as distinct from "national" needs? f. Can the needs of state and/or regions be met within existing Federal R&D programs? g. What changes in Federal science and engineering research policies might stimulate regional development? h. What Federal science and engineering programs would most effectively assist in the solution of regional problems? 2. These may or may not be proper questions, or in correct order for their consideration. As an initial step the study will seek to identify the problems and clarify the issues. Successive technical conferences will be held to refine further questions which are appropriate and to identify objectives and require- ments that must be met in their treatment. Close liaison with the Office of Regional Development Planning (ORDP) will be maintained during the course of the study for the beneficial exchange of ideas and to promote understanding of objectives. For example, there will be available a state-of-the-art review of current research on the impact of science and technology on regional development being conducted for ORDP by Mid- west Research Institute. This survey will be available to the National Academy of Sciences study group as it proceeds and the interaction may suggest modifi- cations that will be mutually beneficial.