Strategies for Selecting
the Lead Designer and the Design Excellence A/E Team
An example a vision competition pro g ram is in the Re s o u rces and Sample Documents
section of this chapter.
Pa rticipating lead designer-A/E teams will meet the vision competition professional
advisor and the GSA project team in an open session at the commencement of Stage III
to review procedures, design guidelines, space pro g ram, site information, and other
p roject-specific criteria. This session will be attended by representatives of each lead
designer-A/E team, including the lead designer. The briefing will be held in the city
where the facility is to be located. It will include presentations by the GSA project team,
city officials, users, and other appropriate officials. The professional advisor and the
GSA project team will respond to questions from participating lead designer-A/E teams.
A typical briefing agenda is in the Re s o u rces and Sample Documents section of this
QUESTIO N AND ANSWER PE RIO D
During the first ten days following the Stage III briefing, participating lead designer-
A/E teams will be able to submit written questions and requests for additional information
to the GSA project manager. All questions received will be answe red promptly, and
written copies of all questions and answers will be sent simultaneously to each partici
pating lead designer-A/E team. Anonymity of the source of questions will be maintained
in the written responses.
SUBMISSION REQU IRE MENTS
The lead designers and their A/E teams shall submit the following to fully satisfy the
re q u i rements of Stage III: