Project sponsors may not have the technical expertise to implement Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects. They turn to the consultant community to provide the skills and expertise.
The consultant must not only have the expertise to do engineering, architecture, and planning, but they also must be familiar with the SRTS program and ADOT processes. And with any professional, excellent literacy skills are a must.
Selecting a consultant that does not have the necessary requirements will jeopardize the schedule and likely raise the possibility of project cancellation. A competent consultant is critical to the success of any SRTS project!
Consultant Oversight by ADOT
The ADOT SRTS staff will work with the consultants to make sure all the process requirements are completed accurately. Please note that the SRTS staff will only provide oversight. They will not educate the consultant on how to do SRTS projects. Furthermore, they will not train consultants on how to do quality control and quality assurance. A selected consultant is to be an expert in those areas.
Finding a Consultant
Consulting services must be procured through a competitive process complying with the Federal Procurement Procedures (Request for Qualifications / Request for Proposals process). If the sponsor needs further advice on selecting a qualified consultant, please contact SRTS at the Transportation Enhancement/Scenic Roads Section.