Exhibit 1.3: Summary Sheet--Feasibility Study (FS) Process
In the Feasibility Study phase, the project team and the customer agency consider
alternatives and set a course of action for the project. By the completion of this phase,
GSA must recommend an alternative to meet a customer's need or a facility's requirement.
The choice must establish a sound foundation for the design and execution of the project.
The Feasibility Study process has the single greatest influence on a project's development.
Keys to Success
Supply logistical support for the Site/Design Prospectus.
Understand the customer's business goals.
Develop an integrated project team (consistent with OMB guidance and GSA's
Evaluate a broad range of alternatives.
Identify and evaluate viable sites.
Set realistic customer expectations for future projects.
Supply sufficient information to establish the site and design budget.
Provide clear pricing and tenant improvement (TI) information.
Identify investment returns.
Emphasize the importance of the Project Management Plan.
Establish project goals.
Assemble needed resources and guidelines.
Identify team roles and responsibilities.
Assess existing facility conditions.
Assess the customer's present and future needs.
Identify the range of alternatives to meet needs and goals.
Evaluate the program, cost, and project goal implications of each alternative.
Assess logistical considerations and risks.
Recommend an alternative.
Establish the project schedule.
Initiate Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and National
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) consultation.
Create a Project Management Plan.