Defining and Announcing Design Excellence Opportunities
5 . 1 Articulate Design Excellence Goals
FedBizzOpps must identify each prospectus-level project as a Design Excellence
opportunity. This is the language that introduces every Design Excellence FedBizOpps
Continuing a legacy of outstanding public architecture, the General Services Administration
(GSA) Design Excellence Pro g ram seeks to commission our nation's most talented
designers and artists to design federal buildings of outstanding quality and value.
These projects are to demonstrate the value of true integrated design that balances
aesthetics, cost, constructability, and reliability; create environmentally responsible and
superior workplaces for civilian federal employees; and give contemporary form and
meaning to our democratic values.
In this context, GSA announces an opportunity for Design Excellence in public
architecture for ....(The text continues with language specific to each project--please
refer to individual FedBizOpps templates for the complete announcement language.)
The exception to a Design Excellence FedBizOpps announcement--granted after
consulting with OCA--might be projects that are strictly systems upgrades, but even
these may, on occasion, present a Design Excellence opportunity.
5 . 2 Describe the Project Accurately
FedBizOpps announcements must accurately describe the nature of the project:
Stand alone new construction is easily summarized with a brief description of the site,
client, pro g ram, and specific design objectives.