CHAPTER 2: MISSION, GOALS, ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY
Fire protection systems (e.g., fire detection, fire alarm, and fire suppres-
Regardless of which management model is utilized, a Parent Advisory Com-
sion) as defined by the latest edition of GSA's Facilities Standards for
mittee (PAC) may be established. The purpose of the PAC is to inform
the Public Buildings Service and as amended in the Guide.
parents, provide input to the center, raise funds, and provide volunteers. A
Laundry equipment and a kitchen with heavy duty equipment, capable
representative of the PAC generally serves as a liaison for the parents,
of accommodating full food service or meals prepared by an on-site
either by serving on the board or by working directly with the agency.
cook. Specifics about the grade of required equipment must be clarified
2.6 GSA Policy for Allocating
at the time of the concept design.
2.7 A/E Submission
GSA's Public Buildings Service (PBS). The GSA's PBS is the "landlord"
for child care centers located in GSA-owned or controlled space. The GSA
PBS typically provides finished space, and will provide planning, design,
Fully readable, half-size drawings are to be submitted to the RCCC and
and construction services. Center rent is typically billed as "joint use" space.
the Architect, Office of Child Care, for review at various stages of design
PBS collects the annual user charge from the sponsoring agency (ies).
development as per the scope of work for the project.
GSA, in partnership with the sponsoring agency, ensures that telephone
A sample board of finish materials is to be submitted to the RCCC and
services, utilities, physical maintenance and janitorial services are provided
Architect, Office of Child Care, for approval.
to the center and that the space is safe and environmentally healthy.
Paint mock-ups as detailed in this Guide for selection purposes.
Rent charges are set per GSA's pricing policy. It is GSA's intent to provide
an operable center for the sponsoring agency(ies). The following are the
baseline provisions for child care centers in the GSA system:
Standard finishes and features for typical office space prescribed by the
latest edition of GSA's Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Ser-
Cabinets, millwork, and all built-in items as defined in the Guide.
Special finishes and features as defined in the Guide.
Furniture and equipment as listed in the Guide (subject to RCCC ap-
Power, conduit for wiring, and space for electronic communication and
security equipment as defined in the latest edition of GSA's Facilities
Standards for the Public Buildings Service.
Security equipment as defined by the GSA, based on the FPS Building
Security Assessment for the identified site. Power, conduit for wiring,
and space will be provided as defined by the latest edition of GSA's
Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service. Security equip-
ment requested for the center, but not required by the GSA, will be funded
by the requester and provided by GSA.
PBS-140 - July 2003