Feasibility Study Phase
the scope of work is an invaluable guide. When contractor assistance is required to
conduct the study, the scope of work is imperative.
Exhibit 4.2: Keys for
The Feasibility Study team should always customize the scope to ensure that it meets
Feasibility Study Success
the requirements of the project and those of the relevant Capital Program. GSA has
"Appendix C: Feasibility
model scopes of work for Feasibility Studies that are helpful in developing the scope for
each project (see "Appendix F"). Additionally, the standard PDS scopes of work for
"Appendix F: GSA's
renovation and new construction projects may suggest key components to be included
Standard Scopes of
in the Feasibility Study. Both of these models are recommended as starting points for
developing the project scope.
These materials are
continually updated on the
Excellence and Project
Review model scopes of work.
Evaluate the model scopes of work provided through the OCA and the
Regional Office. Every project should evaluate project requirements,
environmental factors, technical factors, and financial factors. Ensure that the
Standard Scopes of Work
scope fully addresses all of these categories.
GSA has developed standard
Review the scopes of work from similar projects and incorporate the
scopes of work for Feasibility
appropriate parts. Consult their Project Managers to discover what worked best.
Studies and PDSs that
Customize the scope to meet the latest project specifics.
support both renovation
Convene the Feasibility Study team to help shape the scope of work.
and new construction
projects. These scopes of
Ensure that the scope fills in any gaps left by previous studies, addresses
work provide detailed
known issues, and investigates all known and potentially viable alternatives.
deliverables for Feasibility
Encourage the exploration of creative options, including adaptive reuse of
Studies and PDSs that
historic buildings and intergovernmental property exchanges. Ensure that the
can be customized to meet
scope leads the Feasibility Study process to look for a creative alternative.
each project's needs.
Contact the OCA's
Customize the scope to meet the current requirements of the relevant Capital Program.
Consult with the Office of Real Property Asset Management or the Portfolio
and Project Management
Representative on your Feasibility Study team to review the Planning Call
Division for the latest
documents or check
issued for the targeted funding year. Requirements change from year to year
the Project Management
(e.g., parking plans, courtroom matrices), so use the current version.
Web site. (See also
Consider the long-term informational role that the Feasibility Study plays.
In addition to shaping the funding request, these data form the foundation that
supports the project through the Design Excellence process, site selection,
and development of the PDS.