Georgia University System gauges interest in student housing privatization

Georgia– The University System of Georgia has released a request for qualified concessionaires (RFQC) to measure the interest level in expanding a student housing privatization initiative that was launched three years ago. Responses for the RFQC are due by June 1 to see if the program could be implemented at seven additional campuses across the state. System officials expect to pre-qualify up to four concessionaires to take part in a detailed request for proposals (RFP) process.

 

The system is looking for a developer to design, build, finance, operate and maintain housing with more than 12,000 beds at five institutions, of which nearly 1,400 would be new beds or beds in renovated facilities. In addition, the concessionaire would operate and maintain nearly 3,300 existing beds at three institutions. Schools selected for the expansion include Albany State University, Savannah State University, the University of West Georgia in Carrollton and Valdosta State University.