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 (IQC). The below table 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 inquires to

Name and Description of Urban’s IQC

Who is eligible to use; Contract number

Review Schedule or Initiate Order

General Services Administration (GSA) Advantage Schedule (PSS, formerly MOBIS) offers category “874-1” services including:

  • 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 a variety of 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 whether your organization is eligible to use GSA Schedules at:

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


* Last Date for Orders: 9/30/2017.

The Program Support Center (PSC), a fee-for-service Government agency, has a standing IQC with Urban.

The services contemplated under this contract include policy assessments/analysis, program assessments, evaluation design studies and data collection, performance measurements, technical assistance/expertise, data analysis and auxiliary/ support services which may be necessary to complete a particular project.

The Department of Health and Human Services,  and other agencies such as Housing and Urban Development may order through this contract, numbered: HHSP233201500064I

Agency representatives may contact PSC via to discuss contracting through Urban’s IQC.


* Last Date for Orders: 3/15/2020

                                                                                                                                          * an order placed by this date can typically extend performance beyond the order deadline