The Feasibility Study
Program Development Study Phase
outlines the process for evaluating
plays the most important
Feasibility Study as the foundation for the PDS, digesting new information,
role in shaping the final
refining the project further, and directing the project's design and construction
delivered project. It
strategy. This section discusses the process, deliverables, and keys to success to
support a sound design start and construction funding request.
forms the breadth and
scope of the project
Appendices include a glossary, process checklists, and worksheets to determine
and budget; and sets
team roles and responsibilities, as well as resources for more information.
expectations for the team,
the customer agency,
Beyond This Guide
and the local community.
The Guide identifies many additional sources and experts for detailed support of the
planning process and outlines a strategy to make effective use of those resources. GSA
has a comprehensive body of additional resources on key topics important to project
development, from site selection and preservation handbooks, to pricing guides and
facilities standards. Consult Appendix F for the most detailed information regarding
requirements for the Feasibility Study and PDS.
New in This Guide
Comparison of the Pre-Planning, Feasibility Study, and PDS phases in terms of
level of analysis, required deliverables, and supporting studies.
Typical timelines and durations for each study to assist with development
of the Work Plan.
Summary sheets and checklists for key steps in the process.
Worksheets to assist with selection of team members.