November 27, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — On election day, the citizens of Georgia approved ballot question #2, allowing the State Properties Commission to enter into multi-year lease agreements. This proposal is estimated to result in significant savings to Georgia taxpayers and was supported by the GAR State and Local Government Affairs Committee. Throughout the process, GAR has worked closely with the General Assembly and leadership of the State Properties Commission to ensure transparency and a competitive market based implementation.
The State Properties Commission has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ/Request for Proposal /RFP) with specific criteria they seek in a qualified brokerage firm to represent the state in these lease agreements. If your firm is interested in submitting qualifications and a proposal, we encourage you to click on the link above to read the qualifications and submission process.
Proposals are due by December 14, 2012, however if you have specific questions to the RPQ/RFP process, you must submit your questions by 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2012 to:
This message is intended to inform the members of the Georgia Association of REALTORS® of the details for submitting a proposal to the State Properties Commission. Based on the extensive qualifications set forth by the Commission, this will be a highly competitive process where the contracts will be awarded to a very small list of brokerages. Please note that the State Properties Commission manages approximately 1,800 properties across the state and has contemplated the use of local brokerages if appropriate, as highlighted in sections D1 and D2 of the document. We understand that all firms will not meet the extensive criteria set forth, however there are opportunities for brokerages across the state to partner with the selected firms to assist in your local market.
To learn more about the State Properties Commission, click here.