Strategies for Selecting
the Lead Designer and the Design Excellence A/E Team
Sample Interview Letter
charrette results will be evaluated by a jury of GSA national peers. The evaluation
criteria to be used by the jury shall include: I N S E RT A P P ROPRIATE CRITERIA--
EXAMPLE: community context, architectural strategy and image, courthouse function-
ality, and sustainable design.
A one-day charrette for all short-listed firms will be held on DATE in CITY. The
following limited information is available at this time:
DATE, pre-charrette packages will be e-mailed to lead designer-A/E teams.
DATE, question and answer tele-conference.
DATE, e-mail question and answer responses.
The design problem will be a INSERT BUILDING TYPE--EXAMPLE:
a federal courthouse.
The charrette program and site will NOT be the actual site or program.
The charrette is being run by a professional advisor to GSA.
A competition jury, composed of representatives from the GSA Public Buildings Service
Commissioner's National Register of Peer Professionals, will evaluate the charrette
The charrette schedule is from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Set-up time will be allowed the prior evening.
Each charrette team may have up to four individual members. The lead designer
must be one of the four.
Travel arrangements are at the expense of each of the lead designer-A/E teams
shortlisted for Stage II.
IF THERE IS NO CHARRETTE BUT THIS IS A THREE-STAGE SELECTION
PROCESS, ADD THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH:
Stage II Shortlist Notification
GSA will notify the lead designer-A/E team whether it has or has not been selected to
advance to Stage III by DATE. The list will be released and posted to the project web
site URL and INTERNET ADDRESS on the same date.
If you have any questions about the information provided, please contact me at
TELEPHONE NUMBER, FAX NUMBER, or EMAIL ADDRESS. All information
is posted to the INTERNET ADDRESS and the project web site URL. All debriefings
will not occur until after DATE, when the selection process is complete.
GSA Project Manager OR CONTRACTING OFFICER
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