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Automated Advanced Acquisition Program

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GSA's Automated Advanced Acquisition Program (AAAP) offers people and businesses the opportunity to electronically offer building space for lease to the Federal Government. The offer submission process is completely web-enabled, allowing all registered participants to submit and update offers to lease space to the Federal Government within specified timeframes, in response to a Request for Lease Proposal (RLP).

If you are interested in leasing space to the Federal Government, visit GSA's Automated Advanced Acquisition Program (AAAP) website.   Participants may choose only to browse through RLPs on this site or may choose to register as offerors and submit offers.  

 

Automated Advanced Acquisition Program
Quick Overview

Brief Summary:
AAAP is one of three procurement platforms that the Federal Government uses to lease office space in metropolitan areas.  It was originally created for the purpose of consolidating and streamlining the leasing process for a large volume of small leases as well as procuring space faster to its customer agencies.  AAAP has now evolved into a multiple award platform that handles general office space requirements ranging from 2,000 square feet up to the prospectus threshold (approximately 60,000 to 70,000 square feet).

How it Works:
Offers are submitted to the AAAP system through GSA's Automated Advanced Acquisition Program (AAAP) website during the open period from the 1st through the 7th of each month.  Offers are ranked according to present value to the Government, taking into account base rent, operating costs, interest on tenant improvements, construction markups, HVAC OT rate and free rent. Awards are made through the AAAP to the lowest-priced technically acceptable building.

The AAAP runs a solicitation in a delineated area of a major metropolitan city. Currently, the AAAP is in the Washington, DC metro area, Atlanta, Chicago and New York. The solicitation results in large inventories available to the Government for either 5-year firm term, 5-year firm term with 5-year option, or 10-year firm term at pre-negotiated rates all with pre-negotiated terms and conditions. This obviates the need to advertise, negotiate with offerors, and evaluate final offers, which shortens the leasing process considerably.

Advantages:
The AAAP capitalizes on the efficiencies of technology to enable GSA to effectively evaluate this higher volume of offers.  Such technology utilizes Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to automatically evaluate and rank offers that meet the Government’s location and space requirements.  

The AAAP employs electronic signature technology, in the form of a six-digit self-select personal identification number (PIN), to enable building owners to update existing online offers or submit new ones.  Without the electronic signature and the automatic evaluation process, GSA would spend weeks reviewing the terms and conditions of paper lease offers that it received to make sure that they were consistent with the RLP.  

With the electronic signature and GIS technologies inherent in the AAAP, GSA reduces offer submission and evaluation time from weeks to days.  

These technological efficiencies translate into a more efficient lease process, less costly acquisition of real property lease assets and improved customer satisfaction by delivering space faster to its customer agencies.    


For more information, visit  GSA's Automated Advanced Acquisition Program (AAAP) website.


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