With the passage of time, the original NASS sampling locations were becoming dated, resulting is an overall loss of its statistical accuracy. In addition, new tools for measurement were becoming available. As a result, NHTSA initiated its Data Modernization Plan in which NHTSA reselected and increased the number of data collection sites (PSUs) and made other changes to its overall plan.
In 2014, NHTSA issued an RFP for a set of IDIQ (Indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) contracts in a competitive solicitation. KLD was selected for one of these IDIQ contractors for a five-year award (2014-2019).
Under this contract, KLD competed for and won several task orders:
- CISS (Crash Investigation Sampling System)
- This task order covered the phased startup of 32 field offices (PSUs) and conducting the crash investigations at each PSU. Startup included office location in each PSU, hiring and arranging training staff, building relations with local police jurisdictions and others.
- CRSS (Crash Records Sampling System)
- This task order covered the startup of 60 PSUs from which existing crash records were acquired, sampled, and coded. Most acquisition was done remotely after establishing cooperative relations with local or state agencies.
- CRSS Bridge
- CRSS Sampling
- After the CRSS Bridge effort, the CRSS coding and sampling operations were separated, and each posted for competition within the IDIQ holders. KLD was awarded the CRSS Sampling contract.
- CISS Operations
- After the startup/crash investigation phase, a separate task order was posted for competition within the IDIQ holders to operate and maintain the field operations at the 32 PSUs. KLD was awarded this task order.