Strategies for Selecting
the Lead Designer and the Design Excellence A/E Team
The GSA Selection Authority will review the A/E Evaluation Board report to assure the
integrity of the selection process and ranking. The GSA Selection Authority will decide
whether to accept the A/E Evaluation Board recommendation and select the recommended
lead designer-A/E team. The Selection Authority reserves the right to reject the recom
mendation of the Board or terminate the process without incurring any liability. If this
happens, the GSA Selection Authority must document the reason(s) that the recommen-
dation of the A/E Evaluation Board is ove rturned.
The selected lead designer-A/E team will receive a written request for a cost proposal
from the GSA contracting officer. After the proposal is received, it will be evaluated and
negotiations will be scheduled. In the event that GSA is unable, for any reason, to enter
into an agreement with the selected lead designer-A/E team, GSA reserves the right
to terminate discussion with the lead designer-A/E team, without incurring any liability.
GSA will then proceed to negotiate with the second ranked lead designer-A/E team.
6 . 9 Contracting with the A/E Firm--Selected Issues
Once the lead designer-A/E team has been selected, these issues must be addressed in
As a member of the lead designer-A/E team, the "A rchitect of Re c o rd" must be licensed in
the state where the facility is to be located. The required licenses must be in place at all
times during the selection process, as well as throughout the completion of the project.
The contract with the A/E firm must include language that assures GSA ownership of the
concept presentation model.