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TRANSPORTATION BORDER WORKING GROUP (TBWG) Bellingham, WA June 6-8, 2006. GSA Update. DISCUSSION OVERVIEW. Change in GSA Leadership Port of Entry Replacement (POE) Planning Future Funding Availability Issues and Concerns The GSA approach to Partnering with Transportation Agencies.

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discussion overview
DISCUSSION OVERVIEW
  • Change in GSA Leadership
  • Port of Entry Replacement (POE) Planning
  • Future Funding Availability
    • Issues and Concerns
  • The GSA approach to Partnering with Transportation Agencies
gsa leadership administrator
GSA LEADERSHIPAdministrator
  • On May 26th, The U.S. Senate confirmed Lurita Doan as the 18th Administrator and the first female Administrator of the GSA.
  • In her previous career, Mrs. Doan was President, CEO and sole partner of New Technology Management, Inc. (NTMI) until July of 2005.
  • NTMI is a technology company based in northern Virginia.
gsa leadership commissioner public buildings service
GSA LEADERSHIPCommissioner, Public Buildings Service
  • David L. Winstead was appointed as the PBS Commissioner on October 3, 2005
  • Mr. Winstead was a partner with the law firm of Holland and Knight LLP practicing in the areas of real estate, transportation, public law, project development and procurement. 
  • Prior to Holland and Knight, Winstead served as the State of Maryland’s Secretary of Transportation as well as Executive Director of the Washington/Baltimore Regional Association
gsa leadership chief architect and assistant commissioner
GSA LEADERSHIPChief Architect and Assistant Commissioner
  • The Office of the Chief Architect will soon be filling the position of the Chief Architect
  • In lieu of one position, the Public Buildings Service has split this position into two:
    • Chief Architect
    • Assistant Commissioner (Program Manager) 
  • This will help the GSA better serve out customers and address the complexity and breadth of our programs
gsa leadership director office of the chief architect border station center
GSA LEADERSHIPDirector, Office of the Chief Architect Border Station Center
  • On May 25th, Gianne Conard, AIA was selected as the permanent Director of the Border Station Center.
  • In her previous tenure with GSA, Gianne served as the Program Coordinator for Federal Buildings and Modernization
  • Gianne has been with the GSA Office of the Chief Architect since 2002.
  • Prior to GSA, Gianne was in the private sector for 20 years and was a Professor of Architecture at Drexel University
gsa provides
GSA PROVIDES:
  • GSA Regional Offices:
    • Project Development
    • Design and Construction Management
    • Operations and Maintenance
  • Border Station Center:
    • Expert Project Support
    • Interagency & International Partners Coordination
    • Development of Standards
    • Traffic Modeling
    • Special Projects Execution
      • RPM, LPR, VACIS
      • US VISIT
port of entry replacement planning
PORT OF ENTRY REPLACEMENT PLANNING
  • The GSA Center for Border Stations and our regional offices continue strategizing to meet an aggressive and challenging long range POE replacement plan presented to us by Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
  • In addition to projects already in the pipeline, CBP has identified more than thirty (30) land ports of entry on the northern border to be replaced beyond 2013.
  • Many of these replacements will likely impact federal and state highways to some extent.
gsa on going border programs
GSA ON-GOING BORDER PROGRAMS
  • US-VISIT
    • Jim Oberg continues to serve as the GSA Program Manager for US-VISIT
    • The core team is working on the remaining two increments
      • E-passports
      • RF Readers
  • All remaining increments are complete
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GSA ON-GOING BORDER PROGRAMS
  • Non Intrusive Inspection (NII) VACIS
    • BACKGROUND:CBP and GSA entered into an agreement on June 6, 2003 for GSA to furnish the expertise and management to install the NII systems, infrastructure and enclosures. CBP has furnished $9,660,626.00 to accomplish Phase I of this project. A total of twenty-six installations are scheduled to be completed in Phase I.
    • CURRENT STATUS: As of April 2006, twenty-four installations have been completed at a cost of $8,263,187.00. There are two facilities in the design phase and is schedule for construction in the fall of 2006.
    • PROPOSED GSA SCHEDULE: There are sixteen additional installations that were scheduled to be completed by 2008 but, until additional funding is furnished by CBP, there is no schedule for these installations.
    • CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST: This project is part of a congressionally mandated program to secure the nations borders and prohibit the importation of contraband such as drugs, weapons and currency.
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GSA ON-GOING BORDER PROGRAMS
  • Non Intrusive Inspection (NII) The Non-intrusive Fixed XRay Inspection System is a proposed replacement to the existing NII VACIS Systems now in use
    • BACKGROUND:CBP and GSA entered into an agreement in August 12, 2005 for GSA to furnish the expertise and management to install the Prototype Non-Intrusive Fixed X-Ray Inspection system, infrastructure and enclosure at World Trade Bridge in Laredo Texas. World Trade Bridge is a Commercial Port therefore the system will be tested on commercial traffic. CBP has furnished $1,345,436.00 to accomplish this project.
    • CURRENT STATUS:As of April 2006, the demolition of the existing X-ray system has been completed where the new prototype system will be located. The design for the new infrastructure and enclosure is complete. $443,619.00 has been obligated to date against the CBP funding
    • PROPOSED GSA SCHEDULE:The RFP will be issued for the construction of the infrastructure and enclosure on May 12, 2006 to six IDIQ contractors. Construction start is scheduled for June 1, 2006 and completion is scheduled for August 15, 2006.
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GSA ON-GOING BORDER PROGRAMS
  • Non Intrusive Inspection (NII) Cardreaders
    • ISSUE:Card readers are scheduled to be installed at Southwestern Border Crossing. At present, at many stations there is no information available to verify sufficient electrical service for this program.
    • BACKGROUND:CBP and GSA entered into an agreement in February, 2006 for GSA to furnish the expertise and program management for the electrical studies and necessary electrical upgrades for forty-two Southwestern Border Stations. Phase one of this program is the development of electrical requirements and the confirmation of available electrical power at border stations where no electrical studies have been conducted. CBP furnished $170.000.00 to accomplish phase one of this program.
    • CURRENT STATUS:As of April, GSA is waiting on CBP requirements
    • PROPOSED GSA SCHEDULE:To be Determined after receipt of CBP requirements.
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GSA ON-GOING BORDER PROGRAMS
  • Non Intrusive Inspection (NII) License Plate Readers (LPR)
    • BACKGROUND:Customs and Border Protection is in the process of installing License Plate Readers at all non-commercial border crossing that do not presently have them. LPRs are also being planned at export lanes at all crossings. Installation of LPRs began in early 2003 under the direction of CBP. Thirty-eight LPR installations were completed without GSA involvement. CBP solicited GSA’s involvement in the installation program to ensure quality and timely installations.CBP and GSA entered into an agreement on August 6, 2005 for GSA to furnish the expertise and management to install the LPR systems infrastructure. CBP has funded $3,343,216.00 to accomplish this project.
    • CURRENT STATUS:Four projects are presently being designed.
    • PROPOSED GSA SCHEDULE: Six LPR installations are scheduled to begin by no later than August, 2006. Seven installations are scheduled for 2007 and twenty-one are scheduled for 2008 and 2009. All equipment is furnished by CBP and installed by a GSA contractor.
    • CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST:This project is part of a congressionally mandated program to secure the nations borders.
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GSA ON-GOING BORDER PROGRAMS
  • Non Intrusive Inspection (NII) - Radiation Portal Monitors (RPM)
    • BACKGROUND:CBP and GSA entered into an agreement on November 25, 2002 for GSA to furnish the expertise and management to install the RPM systems and infrastructure. CBP has funded $34,554,748.00 to accomplish this project. RPMs, at the completion of this program, will be installed on all POV and the Commercial lanes at all one hundred and sixty-five Border Crossings. RPMs are just one of the NII systems being installed to protect the border.
    • CURRENT STATUS:As of April, 2006, fifty-three installations have been completed, eight are under construction due for completion in July, 2006 and six are presently being designed to be issued for construction with prospectus level projects.
    • PROPOSED GSA SCHEDULE:The remaining one hundred and six crossings are scheduled to begin in September, 2006 and be complete by September, 2009. All RPM equipment is furnished by CBP and installed by a GSAcontractor.
    • CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST:This project is part of a congressionally mandated program to secure the nations borders and prohibit the importation of specific nuclear materials or devices.
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GSA ON-GOING BORDER PROGRAMS
  • Non Intrusive Inspection (NII) - Signage
    • BACKGROUND:As a result of the creation of DHS and the merger of INS/USCS, CBP developed a signage program in 2004 for the design and installation of Customs and Border Protection identification. The program not funded or initiated until September, 2005.CBP and GSA entered into an agreement in September, 2005 for GSA to furnish the expertise and management to install Customs and Border Protection identification at all Land Ports, Seaports, Airports Preclearance facilities and Border Patrol facilities. CBP furnished $348,200.00 to accomplish phase one of this project.
    • CURRENT STATUS:As of April 2006, forty-three Border Patrol Facilities, ten Land Border Crossings and three Airports are under contract and are scheduled for completion by May 28, 2006. $107,889.00 has been obligated to date against the CBP funding.
    • PROPOSED GSA SCHEDULE:Phase one, consisting of ten Land Ports, ten Airports, ten Seaports, fifteen Preclearance facilities, and seventy-five Border Patrol Stations, Sector Headquarters and Checkpoints is scheduled for completion by July, 2006.
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GSA ON-GOING BORDER PROGRAMS
  • Shared Facilities
    • US Customs and Border Protection and the GSA will continue to identify the potential for joint and shared facilities
    • The focus will be on smaller ports of entry
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GSA ON-GOING BORDER PROGRAMS
  • Housing
    • The GSA will continue to work with the Customs and Border Protection to fulfill their housing needs along the northern border
    • The focus right now is on the southern border and the arrival of new Border Patrol agents
funding
FUNDING
  • Tremendous burden on the Federal Buildings Fund persists due to the current backlog of projects.
  • The availability of future funding is far from certain.
  • Accordingly, GSA must develop cost estimating practices that are as accurate as possible.
  • Not an easy task given the changes and advancements in the security arena.
objectives in a successful partnership
OBJECTIVES IN A SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP
  • Maintaining a level playing field.
  • Understanding differences between the transportation planning time frame and the GSA planning time frame.
  • Fostering the sharing of information with all parties.
  • The information should flow throughout the process and not just on a need to know basis.
questions
QUESTIONS?

Ralph Scalise

Program Coordinator

GSA Center for Border Stations

617-565-5821

ralph.scalise@gsa.gov