Who owns will own (or currently owns) the drone?
We plan to use a vendor. Our Organization has one. We want to use one from MassDOT.
Do you have an FAA Certificate of Authorization?
Do you need an FAA waiver to operate?
Contact Mass DoT Aeronautics at XXX-XXX-XXXX.
Perform an Operational Risk Assessment at www.massdot.gov/XXXX; .
Do you have drone pilots certified under Part 107?
Do you need an FAA Waiver?
Yes or Unsure. No.
Contact Mass DoT at XXX XXX XXXX to coordinate a waiver..
Perform an Operational Risk Assessment and Notify Mass DoT Aeronautics.
Do you plan to hire a drone pilot / operator.
Go back to the start and follow the options for Vendor Solution.
You need a certified drone pilot/operator if you are going to use your organizational vehicles. Go to www.XXX for more information.
Have you selected a vendor?
Contact MassDoT Aeronautics at XXX-XXX-XXXX. Get assistance with scope determination, selecting a vendor, and determining whether there are existing contracts that will serve your objectives. .
Is this a vendor authorized by MassDOT Aeronautics?
Yes. No/Not yet/Not sure.
Contact MassDoT Aeronautics at XXX-XXX-XXXX. Obtain requirements for approved vendors, download contract checklist, and review best practices. .
Have you used this vendor previously?
No/Not sure. Yes.
Review vendor contract template, review best practices, and perform Operational Risk Management checklist at www.XXX.state.ma.gov.
Contact MassDoT to determine if there are existing contracts with vendor. Coordinate contract template, review best practices and perform Operational Risk Management Checklist..
Contact Mass DoT Aeronautics at XXX-XXX-XXX and ask them whether this can be done with existing contracts..
Doable by existing drone contracts. Doable with DoT assets. Requires different drone solution.
Coordinate requirements with DoT aeronautics. Fill out questionnaire and Operational Risk Management assessment.
Coordinate requirements with DoT Aeronautics for execution under existing contract. Determine scope, schedule, and coordinate funding..
Go back to decision tree and pursue Vendor option..