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About the Great Lakes Region

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The Great Lakes Region is committed to providing superior workplaces, expert solutions, acquisition plans, and management services – at best value – to help federal agencies serve the public more effectively. 

In support of our customers' goals in 2013*, GSA's Great Lakes Region: 

  • Managed 1,041 properties, totaling 35.8 million square feet of space; these include 55 historic buildings, 11 land ports of entry (border stations), 42 buildings with ENERGY STAR® designations, and 18 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED® ) rated buildings.
  • Maintained a collection of 95 pieces of fine art and 29 installed Art in Architecture works.
  • Operated a fleet of 15,031 vehicles, 10,889 of which use alternative fuels.
  • Outleased 90,069 square feet of vacant space to private businesses and the general public via 76 different lease agreements; these outleases added $2.71 million to the Federal Buildings Fund for use on building upkeep in 2013.
  • Awarded 61% of its total regional contracting dollars to small businesses.
  • Recorded a tenant satisfaction rating of 70% "more than satisfied" or above (a rating of four or higher on a five-point scale) on the 2013 GSA Tenant Satisfaction Survey.
  • Recycled 4,600 tons of waste in 2013, generating $260,000 in revenue, avoiding $425,000 in shipping/disposal costs, and diverting 60% of its waste from landfills.
  • Donated nearly $66 million worth of excess and surplus property to federal and state agencies in 2013.

*Source: 2014 Statistical Card for the GSA Great Lakes Region.


R5 Federal Acquisition Service
(312) 886-8800

R5 Public Buildings Service
(312) 353-5572

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