Sandy Springs announced it will issue requests for proposals this winter from outside contractors to handle a variety of city functions, from communications to finance to public works. CITY OF SANDY SPRINGS

Sandy Springs to seek contractors to provide city services

Sandy Springs, a city that pioneered the use of outside contractors for government services when it was incorporated in 2005, announced it will seek qualified companies under a new round of requests for proposals this winter.

The city will solicit bids in the areas of call center, communications, community development, facilities, finance, information services and public works/TSPLOST services, officials said.

Materials related to the RFPs were posted Wednesday, Nov. 7, under the “Business” tab of the city’s website, sandyspringsga.gov. A non-mandatory, pre-proposal meeting for interested candidates is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at City Hall, 1 Galambos Way.

Proposals will be due to the city by 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31.

With more than 106,000 residents, Sandy Springs is the second-largest city in the metro Atlanta area. Its Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model entails hiring contractors to do the work most other municipalities handle in-house. Information: https://bit.ly/2PgDvt6

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