Haslam mulls outsourced buildings at Tenn. colleges, prisons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Two years ago, Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration privatized management of many state government buildings that didn’t fall within the higher education and prison systems. Now the state is exploring turning those over to private management as well.

The Commercial Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/1NBlVoh ) Haslam’s administration has posted a request for companies to submit information on a proposal for “facilities management outsourcing” on any state government buildings not already outsourced to property management giant Jones Lang LaSalle.

Haslam was criticized two years ago when his administration converted a $1 million contract with Jones Lang Lassalle to assess the condition of state buildings into a multimillion contract to operate many buildings.

The state Department of General Services posted the request for information on Aug. 11. The deadline to respond is Aug. 21.