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CIC Research, Inc. Services a Wide Range of
Government Agencies

CIC Research, Inc. is an economics, marketing, and survey research firm that was founded in San Diego, California in 1965. The firm is a California-certified Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (CUCP #3138) owned and operated by its principals under the direction of President, Gordon H. Kubota, PhD. We are also certified as a small business by the SBA, the San Diego Airport Authority, DGS/BidSync, LABAVN and The Network. During CIC's five plus decades in business, the firm has earned a reputation for satisfying the information and analytical needs of its clients in a timely and professional manner.

CIC currently holds a MOBIS schedule #874, as well as an AIMS Schedule #541 contract.

We are a full-service contract research firm specializing in survey data collection.  The firms major areas of professional competence include:

  • travel and tourism
  • transportation
  • marketing research
  • sales forcasting
  • opinion polls
  • fiscal impact studies
  • energy efficiency and awareness studies
  • greenhouse gas emissions studies
  • consumer research (both household and business-to-business)
  • employee surveys
  • customer satisfaction
  • socioeconomic analysis
  • regional economic impact modeling and forcasting
  • land-use market analysis
  • economic impact analysis

Completed studies involve data collection from both small and large sample sizes. Each year, CIC conducts over 100,000 internet and telephone interviews. In addition, CIC's staff handles more than 100,000 self-administered mail-back and face-to-face surveys during the same time period. CIC's quantitative surveys have been performed using a broad range of statistical techniques for the sampling methodology and the research analysis. CIC has extensive experience in controlling and correcting for non-response bias in surveys.

CIC has successfully conducted research projects for Fortune 500 corporations, multi-national corporations, and private firms, as well as for federal, state and local government agencies. CIC has designed and conducted numerous survey research projects for a wide variety of for-profit and nonprofit organizations worldwide. This diverse client base can be attributed to CIC's ability to design research methodologies to meet a full spectrum of corporate and government research requests. CIC takes pride in establishing long-term relationships with its clients. More than 50 percent of CIC's current projects are ongoing studies that have been requested by long-term clients. Some of CIC’s clients have been active for more than four decades. These clients return because of the success of their projects which have met budgetary constraints and provided accurate, timely information.

Selected Government Clients

Federal Agencies/ GSA Schedules

  • Dept. of Commerce/NOAA- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Pacific States marine Fisheries Commission
  • Dept. of Commerce/USTTA- United States Travel and Tourism Administration/ITA- International Trade Administration
  • Dept. of Commerce/ National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Dept. of Health and Human Services/ Centers for Disease Control
  • Federal Acquisition Service/General Services Admin./GSA- MOBIS Schedule #874
  • Federal Acquisition Service/General Services Admin./GSA- AIMS Schedule #541

Local Government

  • United States Department of Transportation (USDOT)
  • California Dept. of Fish and Game
  • California Dept. of Parks and Recreation
  • Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
  • San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
  • San Diego County Water Authority
  • San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • City of San Diego
  • City of Calexico
  • Imperial County
  • San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E)
  • Southern California Gas (SoCalGas)
  • Metropolitan Transit Development Board
  • Omnitrans
  • Long Beach Transit
  • Georgia DOT
  • New Jersey DOT
  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG)
  • Dulles Area Transportation Association
  • North Bethesda Transportation Management District
  • Montgomery County Government Commuter Services
  • CTE- Center for Transportation and the Environment
  • Los Angeles Convention & Visitor Bureau
  • Anaheim Convention & Visitor Bureau
  • Orange County Convention & Visitor Bureau


  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
  • San Diego Museum of Art
  • San Diego Urban League, Inc.

NAICS Codes:

  518210 541511  
  541519 541611  
  541613 541614  
  541618 541620  
  541690 541720  
  561422 541910  


  • GSA MOBIS: GS10F0448Y
  • GSA AIMS: GS07F0471Y
  • DUNS# 004966917
  • System for Award Management - SAM
  • DBE- USDOT - CUCP# 3138
  • MBE- CADOT - CUCP#3138
  • SB - Self Certification with SBA
  • SB (Micro) - BIDSYNC -Supplier Number 31655
  • SB - The Network -SDCWA/ The Port of Long Beach - #13256
  • SB - Pennsylvania DGS #374052-2012-12-S
  • SB - MWDSC
  • SBA - DGS/ SDCRAA OSD #811487
  • SBE - City of Long Beach - Vendor #237
  • SBE -NETConnect - #14585

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