IRIS MT Software Development

Request for Proposal

We are soliciting proposals to develop new software resources for the NSF SAGE facility magnetotelluric (MT) program, managed by IRIS. These include tools for specialized data formatting and data processing of MT time series by NSF SAGE facility PIs. We intend for these to form the backbone of a long-term, open-source software resource for the MT research community. Full details are available below.

Questions regarding the RFP should be directed to Dr. Andrew (Andy) Frassetto, MT Program Manager at (

Proposals should be received by 8 PM EST time on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.


  1. RFP: Download as pdf
  2. Appendix A to the RFP: Download as pdf
  3. Appendix B to the RFP: Click Here
  4. Questions and Answers: Click Here



The following timeline may be changed or modified by IRIS:

  1. RFP issued: 9/22/20
  2. Respondents’ requests for clarification of RFP due: 10/6/20
  3. IRIS response to request for clarification of RFP due: 10/13/20
  4. Proposals due: 10/20/20
  5. Awardee(s) selected: 11/6/20
  6. Respondents notified of determination: 11/11/20
  7. Subaward issued: 11/25/20
  8. Delivery of software: 3/31/21