Contractor Resources


As a reminder, all PRCI related documents are required by contract to have the contract number on each document. Please submit and upload all project and contract related documents and reports in the documents section on the contract page associated with your account. 

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    Frequently Ask Questions for PRCI Research Contractors

    PostedMay 23, 2019

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    This document describes the process of submitting a research idea to be considered for pipeline research as well as the process PRCI uses to fund that research.

    PostedJune 6, 2021

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    PowerPoint slides intended to help research contractors understand how PRCI research is executed. You can access the previously recorded training session here:

    PostedDecember 18, 2018

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    A handbook outlining PRCI processes, website functions, and other useful information.

    PostedJanuary 12, 2018

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    Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) are a type of measurement system used to assess the maturity level of a particular technology. Each technology project is evaluated against the parameters for each technology level and is then assigned a TRL rating based on the projects progress. PRCI has nine technology readiness levels. TRL 1 is the lowest and TRL 9 is the highest.

    PostedNovember 18, 2017

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    This document is intended to provide an overview of the Pipeline Research Council International’s (PRCI) process of developing research data and associated management. The review includes lessons learned and recommendations to improve the process with the goal of a more efficient transformation of data into power for the pipeline transportation industry.

    PostedFebruary 20, 2021

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    A revision tracking spreadsheet should be used to efficiently allow reviews of revisions made to draft final reports. This template can be used to track those changes and should be posted under a comment associated with the revised draft final report. Use of this tracker is required under the PRCI Final Report Specifications document listed above.Check with your PRCI Project Manager, some project teams prefer this spreadsheet while others will allow revision tracking in Word to denote changes between revisions.

    PostedFebruary 22, 2016

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    Use this checklist to assess a project draft final report's conformance to the requirements listed in the "PRCI Final Report and Software Specification" manual.

    PostedFebruary 22, 2016

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    PowerPoint Presentation template for updates/final results to be presented at PRCI Technical Committee and Project Team meetings. Note, different portions of this template are used depending on if it is project final results or a status update that is to be presented.

    PostedAugust 5, 2019

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    When submitting a proposal for a project, costs should be broken out by cost categories. Use this file as a template for the desired cost categories by milestone/task. An example cost schedule is available as a reference. Can be used for both budgeting and schedule tracking. Also assists in keeping invoicing up to date. Last revised 5/11/2020.

    PostedFebruary 22, 2016

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    Because PRCI is a non-profit member organization, special provisions are required to track not only how expenses on project occur but also when they occur. For example, charges that span across a calendar year must be broken out by year; as such, it is best to submit an invoice reflecting charges through December 31 and a separate invoice for charges on or after January 1. To ensure invoices are paid in a timely manner, it is important that invoices meet PRCI requirements per the associated document. The attached template is a suitable format for an invoice.

    PostedFebruary 22, 2016

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    A template for developing research ideas that then can be copied into the PRCI website form.

    PostedDecember 19, 2018

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    Templates are available for developing project posters. The templates are available in both landscape and portrait versions. An example poster is also provided for reference.

    PostedFebruary 22, 2016