CHICAGO — Ohio State University’s plan to privatize its parking system advanced this week when the school posted a request for qualifications for firms interested in the asset.

Interested investors have until Nov. 2 to respond to the RFQ. Bidders that the school deems qualified will then have several months to perform due diligence before submitting a final proposal in March 2012. Ohio State hopes to close the transaction by May 2012.

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