ATLANTA –The Georgia Department of Transportation today released a Notice of Intent to issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a partner to develop a comprehensive program to manage the state's 17 rest areas and nine welcome centers.
The procurement will be conducted and reviewed through the Department's Public Private Partnership (P3) Program.
"The Department recognizes that rest areas and particularly welcome centers should leave a good first impression on visitors to our state. Our goal is to mitigate the cost of janitorial, landscaping and maintenance services through advertising and sponsorship so the first impression is an excellent one," said Georgia DOT Commissioner Vance Smith, Jr.
The RFQ for comprehensive management and maintenance of rest areas and welcome centers will post August 30, with a shortlist determined by the end of December.