Osceola County is seeking Letters of Interest (LOI) for real estate brokerage and property management services on a county-wide continuing contract, according to an RFLOI issued on Sunday.
Procurement Director Rebecca Jones said this contract would not entail the marketing or leasing of properties within NeoCity.
"That's going to be marketed on a global basis," Jones said. "This is for more run-of-the-mill stuff. It could be for buying or selling surplus property, or for leasing of property we own. We're currently building three shell spaces in our (Kissimmee) parking garage that could be leased for office or retail."
The RFLOI noted that the consultant could be tasked with marketing and negotiating the lease of county properties. The consultant also would coordinate the tenant build-out of properties, collect rent, manage outside services (pest control, janitorial, etc.) and administer contracts with outside vendors and utilities.
Jones said the county does not have a "local vendor preference," but does sometimes give weight to bidders based on the location of their office.
If tasked, the consultant also could act as an intermediary between the county and property owner for the purpose of buying and selling real estate.
That could include surplus land in the tourism corridor. The county has a 5.9-acre parcel at the Osceola Parkway-Vineland Road interchange, next to Sunrise City Center.
"We haven't decided how we're going to sell that parcel," Jones said. "We recently engaged an auctioneer, so it could be sold at auction."
Interested firms have until Nov. 17 to submit questions regarding this RFLOI, and the due date is Dec. 12.
Full documents for RFLOI no. 18-9796-KR can be downloaded from Osceola County's Procurement Division webpage on VendorLink.