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GSA Design and Construction Industry Forum Building Opportunities Together

GSA # 10424  (Revised)

November 29, 2007        
Contacts:  MaryAnne Beatty (202) 501-1231
Maryanne.beatty@gsa.gov

Melissa Williams (202) 501-1231
Melissa.williams@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON—Today the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) brought together private-sector construction professionals including architects, engineers and general contractors at its first Design and Construction Industry Day Forum.  Under the theme of “Building Opportunities Together,” 400 forum attendees networked with GSA leadership on project opportunities for the coming year.  They also had the chance to meet with regional GSA Property Development Directors one-on-one, learn about policy and program changes in numerous workshops, including how the construction acquisition process works and requirements for submitting a successful construction contract bid.

“GSA has a responsibility to provide high-quality workplaces for our federal customer agencies at the best value to the American taxpayer,” said David Winstead, GSA’s Commissioner for Public Buildings.  “Now more than ever, we need strong collaboration with our industry partners and all of our design and construction contractors to achieve successful results in our capital construction program.” 

GSA is the federal civilian government landlord, managing over 350 million square feet of space in both owned and leased buildings across the country.  The agency’s construction budget is about 12 billion dollars—with over 7 billion in new construction and over 4 billion in repair and alterations to our existing inventory.  For more information visit www.gsa.gov/pbs.
 

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Founded in 1949, GSA serves as a centralized procurement and property management agency for the federal government.  GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 208,000 vehicles.  GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 425 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services. GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.

Did You Know?  GSA has a federal presence in over 2,100 American communities.


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