Feasibility Study Phase
Data for the Future
Use knowledge of the required deliverables to focus the scope.
Ensure that the deliverables can be produced within the resources of the
Support your project
submission by presenting
schedule, team, and budget.
key data in easily usable
formats (e.g., tables
and matrices). These are
The final scope of work and schedule
referred to frequently
Adequate information for contractor selection and procurement
throughout the approval
Guidance for the in-house team and the customer agency
A solid foundation for the project's requirements and Capital Program Manager's
support of Site/Design Prospectus
A Feasibility Study document to support the project through the PDS
This task typically takes one (1) week.
2.2 Choose In-House or Contracted Services
The Feasibility Study team determines whether to contract with a professional services
firm, use an in-house team, or use a combination of GSA and contractor resources. The
decision is based on project complexity, the quality and availability of existing technical
data, the availability of in-house resources, and the requirements described in the scope.
If it is determined that a Feasibility Study contractor is required, the Contracting
Officer leads the team through the selection process. Identify a contractor with the
right personnel, local knowledge, technical experience, and understanding of both GSA
and the project's requirements.
Define the type of expertise required.
Assess the project's complexity and location, as well as the customer agency's
Review the project's requirements, plus technical and financial factors.
Determine whether the project is a limited-scope renovation (e.g., a single
system). If so, then in-house services and resources may be adequate.
Determine whether the project involves multiple buildings or customer
agencies, site selection or new construction, and extensive environmental or
historic preservation work. These factors may require professional services.