GSA: American Recovery & Reinvestment Act John Leatherman GSA R8 Regional Recovery Team
Presentation Overview • Who is GSA? • What does the Recovery Act mean to GSA? • GSA’s perspective on trends, opportunities, and strategies during recovery. • Snapshot of specific Recovery projects in Colorado. • Recovery Act Resources • Tips on using FedBizOpps
Who is GSA? • We provide workspaces, products and services for the federal community • Own/lease 8,600 properties • Provide workspaces for more than 1M federal workers
Recovery Act -How Projects were Selected • Energy Savings Potential • Projects that have been designed or are in design with a focus on creating high performing, energy saving buildings. • Speed of Delivery • Projects that can be developed and awarded quickly (projects must be awarded by 3.31.10) • Projects that can be completed before 2015
What does the Recovery Act mean to GSA? • National: $5.55B total funding for Federal Buildings. • $1.05B - New construction • $750M: Federal Buildings and U.S. Courthouses • $300M: Land Ports of Entry • $4.5B – • Modernization/High-Performance Green Building Projects • Limited Scope/High-Performance Green Building Projects (Recommissioning, Lighting, Updated Controls, Mechanical Equipment, etc)
What does the Recovery Act mean to Region 8? • R8 total Recovery Act funds received: $426,527,000 • 1 new construction project = $79,989 (Billings, MT Courthouse) • 15 limited scope projects = $70,053,000 • 4 modernization projects = $276,485,000
Trends & Strategies During Recovery • The federal government has played a highly constructive role in the growth of “green” buildings: • GSA requires certification of every newly constructed building in its inventory to LEED standards. GSA also requires LEED certification for private sector buildings constructed through GSA leases. • GSA’s strategy during Recovery: • By investing in backlog of infrastructure projects we can: • Help stimulate jobs in the construction and real estate sectors, • Stimulate long-term growth in energy-efficient technologies, alternative energy solutions and green buildings • How are infrastructure projects stimulating growth in green technologies?
Trends & Strategies During Recovery • GSA is stimulating growth by requiring adherence to the Minimum-Performance High Performing Green Building criteria: • This criteria is incorporated in the initial scoping of all Recovery projects, both existing building and new construction. This criteria includes facets from: • Guiding Principles for Sustainable Existing Buildings http://www.wbdg.org/sustainableEO). • Certain provisions of EISA (Energy Independence & Security Act of 2007) • Buildings with sufficient total scope to obtain a LEED rating must achieve a LEED Silver certification, at a minimum. • MPC Checklist ensures a “green” project
Trends & Strategies During Recovery • $4.5 B focused on high-performance green building projects • GSA is a proving ground for green technologies • Includes such improvements as: • Renewable energy—photovoltaics and wind • Cool Roofs (R50) • Windows • Lighting replacement • High-performance building systems (High Efficiency HVAC Equipment) • Advanced metering
Denver Federal Center Photovoltaic Project • Two Phased Project- Phase One: • Phase 1 is a Roof Mounted PV Array located at Buildings 20, 56, 810 on the Federal Center. • The PV arrays will cover about 19 acres of roof. • Combined capacity of the PV arrays is roughly 3 Megawatts • Generate 4,115,000 kWh per year • Save about $300,000 in electricity cost per year. • This phase of the project has been procured as a design/build small business set aside and was awarded December 16th, 2009 to Centerre E Light, A Joint Venture, LLC.
Denver Federal Center Photovoltaic Project • Two Phased Project- Phase Two: • Ground Mounted and Car Port Photovoltaic System has yet to be awarded • Two ground mounted solar PV arrays at two different sites • One 13 acres site and one 3 acre site • Combined capacity of both ground sites will be approximately 2 megawatts • Will produce about 3,565,000 kWh per year • Save about $260,000 in electricity cost per year • Phase 2 of the project is a design/build small business set aside and is scheduled for award in mid-March, 2010.
Opportunities • Recovery Opportunities • R8’s Recovery Act Projects- Design/Build • Most projects under solicitation or awarded • Limited subcontract opportunities may exist • Check FedBizzOpps.gov • Non-Recovery Act • A/E I.D.I.Q contracts • 5 yr contracts with min. awards and 1,2,3 million ceilings • GSA (Regional & National), Park Service, DOD, etc… • Other design-bid-build or design/build projects • All posted on FedBizOpps.gov • FedBizOpps.gov • FedBizOpps.gov • FedBizOpps.gov
Opportunities Summarized • Recovery Act work • Check FedBizOpps.gov (www.fbo.gov) • Select recovery opportunities • Advanced search • NAICS codes- • 541310-541490 (Architectural & Engineering Codes) • Classification codes • Y & Z (construction and alterations) • Non Recovery Act work • Check FedBizOpps.gov (www.fbo.gov) • See above
Where can I get more information? • www.fedbizopps.gov • www.recovery.gov • www.gsa.gov/recovery
Pennie Estrada Director, Small Business Utilization Center DFC 234 Lakewood, CO 80225 Phone: (303) 236-7409 Fax: (303) 236-7552 Email:email@example.com
John Leatherman Community Business Center Manager Denver Federal Center, Building 41 Phone: (303) 236-8000 ext. 3037 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org