Contracting with the Urban Institute

The Urban Institute is funded by grants, cooperative agreements, various kinds of contracts, and donations.

US government agencies can contract Urban Institute research services for prenegotiated rates through an indefinite quantity contract, or IQC. The table below outlines the existing IQCs through which specified organizations can secure Urban Institute services.

Both government and nongovernment entities with interest in securing the Urban Institute’s services may obtain more information by emailing

Name and description of IQC

Who is eligible to use; contract number or name

Review schedule or initiate order

Last date for ordersa

Our General Services Administration (GSA) Advantage Schedule (MOBIS) offers GSA’s category “874-1” services:

  • Management or strategy consulting, including research, evaluations, studies, analyses, scenarios/simulations, reports, business policy and regulation development assistance, strategy formulation, and expert witness services
  • Facilitation and related decision support services
  • Survey services, using various methodologies, including survey planning, design, and development; survey administration; data validation and analysis; reporting; and stakeholder briefings
  • Advisory and assistance services in accordance with FAR 37.203

The schedule is available to federal agencies and state, local, and other select institutions. Find out if your organization can use GSA schedules.

Contract No. GS-23F-8198H To order from this schedule, please contact Don Spencer at


a An order placed by this date can typically extend performance beyond the order deadline.