Feasibility Study Phase
Overview of the Feasibility Study Phase
A Long-Term Foundation
In GSA's Capital Investment and Leasing Program (CILP), the Feasibility Study
The Feasibility Study pro-
cess has the single greatest
supports a request for site and design funding. In this, the GSA project team, their
influence on a project's
customer, and, sometimes, national stakeholders consider alternatives and set a course
development for success.
for the project. The recommended alternative sets a sound basis for project design,
Years after its completion,
execution, and budget parameters for design and for site acquisition.
the quality of the Feasibility
Study continues to
The Feasibility Study defines project goals, scopes customer need, and assesses
support or constrain the
alternatives to satisfy both. GSA has standard scopes of work that describe detailed
project team's response to
deliverables that can be customized to meet each project's needs (see "Appendix F").
revised customer needs,
A Feasibility Study should be completed for all GSA capital projects--whether initiated
by GSA's internal planning or congressional requests to evaluate community needs,
and site acquisition.
such as an 11-(b) request. The only exceptions are limited-scope projects.
This Guide suggests a process to begin, conduct, and complete a successful
Feasibility Study and to deliver a funding request for a successful project. (See Exhibit
4.1: Feasibility Study Process and Exhibit 4.4: Feasibility Study Process Schedule).
The Feasibility Study phase comprises these basic steps:
Step 1 Confirm Readiness
Determines whether a project is "ripe" for a Feasibility Study.
Step 2 Develop the Scope of Work/Select Feasibility Study Contractors
Authorizes the development of the scope, as appropriate for the project's needs
Step 3 Conduct the Feasibility Study
Works with customers and stakeholders to develop and evaluate alternatives and to
create the Implementation Plan. This is the heart of the Feasibility Study.
Step 4 Prepare and Submit the Site/Design Prospectus Package
Develops the submittal Prospectus package for site and design funding.
Submission of project to Capital Program for funding
This entire Feasibility Study phase typically takes twenty-five (25) weeks.