U.S. GOVERNMENT WANTS TO ACQUIRE SITE ANYTOWN, ANY STATE, USA
Public notice is given that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will conduct an investigation of possible sites to be used for the construction of a U.S. courthouse in Anytown, Any State, USA. As part of this investigation, GSA hereby solicits a no-cost option to purchase property or a donation of a site to the United States of America.
A minimum site area of approximately three (3) acres is required within the delineated area bounded as follows:
|EAST:||2nd Avenue, NE|
|SOUTH:||3rd Street, NE|
|WEST:||1st Avenue, NW|
|NORTH:||6th Street, NW|
Owners of parcels aggregating less than the size of the site specified, but to which abutting parcels may be added to produce a site of the required size, are encouraged to offer such properties for inspection. The federal government is soliciting sites that are for sale, as well as sites that may be donated. Offers of a no-cost option to purchase property or for a donation of a site should be submitted in letter form and should include an accurate description and sketch of the site offered. Offers should be received on or before Month, Day, Year.
Owners may submit their own proposals. Proposals submitted by agents must be accompanied by documentary evidence of the agent’s authority to make such offers. This is to advise those persons submitting offers that due to procedural regulations under certain laws, options should remain open through Month, Day, Year. The government will make every effort to expedite the site selection.
Representatives of the General Services Administration will be in (City), (State), the week of (dates) and may be contacted on (dates) from (hrs) to (hrs) at the building address and room number and telephone number.
This site acquisition is being conducted pursuant to statutory authority contained in 40 U.S.C §§ 3301–3315 (formerly the Public Buildings Act of 1959, 40 U.S.C. §§ 601–619). Pursuant to this authority, GSA is authorized to conduct this site selection without regard to the competitive procurement procedures contained in Title III of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, commonly referred to as the Competition in Contracting Act.
The following criteria are being used to consider offered sites that satisfy the minimum requirements:
(List minimum requirements applicable to all sites, e.g., size, location in delineated area, zoning, physical elements, and other minimal “Go/No Go” criteria.)
(List general evaluation factors, known and identifiable at the time of publication of the notice, which will be applicable to all sites, e.g., distance from public transportation, proximity to the airport, environmental considerations.)
In compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act and E.O. 13006, when operationally appropriate and economically prudent, the government will consider historic buildings and sites within historic districts. Demolition of historic buildings in anticipation of Government use may disqualify an offeror from consideration. Additional information is available by visiting the GSA Historic Preservation web site or by contacting GSA at the address listed below.
Mail responses to the following address:
General Services Administration
Janice K. Kuykendall
819 Taylor Street. NW
Fort Worth, TX 76126
In addition to the above criteria, the total project cost, comprising both the site acquisition cost and estimated development and operating costs, will be considered. The government will select the site deemed to be most advantageous to the United States, all factors considered. In order to ensure that the selected site is most advantageous to the United States, the government also will consider any unique attributes or other nuances of a site deemed worthy of consideration, even if not listed in the advertisement.
None of the above-listed evaluation criteria is considered to be more important than any other. However, as sites are evaluated, each site’s unique attributes may result in one or more criteria becoming more important with respect to that particular site.
This advertisement is not a basis for negotiation, and the right is hereby reserved, as the interest of the government may require, to reject any or all offers and give consideration to sites other than those offered in response to this advertisement.