In May, the CSPDC plans to release a Request for Proposal to procure consultants for the On Call Consultant program. Participating consultants are contracted with annual renewals for up to five years and have the option to reapply during the reprocuring process. Created in 2012, the program provides the CSPDC and the Region’s 21 jurisdictions and two Metropolitan Planning Organizations, quick access to competitively procured consultants, resulting in reduced operational expenses and turnaround time on projects. Firms who submit a proposal will undergo a lengthy review process and a VDOT pre-award audit to verify their eligibility for use in state and federal funded transportation projects. Consultants will be contracted by January 2022.