Feasibility Study Phase
List the project requirements and illustrate them with plans, sections, or diagrams.
A workshop is a fast and
effective way to generate
Develop and illustrate a few standard alternatives for the team's
and evaluate alternatives.
review. Consider, for example, renovation and reuse of existing buildings,
All of the participants
new construction, disposal, and a combination of these options.
(GSA, customer agency,
Review the conclusions reached in Step 3.2.
and contractors) provide
input in the following
Include all participants in the Feasibility Study to ensure complete agreement
about customer agency needs, asset requirements, the housing plan, strategies for
local coordination, and other project goals.
conditions, project goals,
Be sure that the goals and criteria are clear.
and evaluation criteria.
Brainstorm additional alternatives.
Hold a meeting or workshop to develop alternatives creatively.
Generate a number of alternatives; use the project goals and criteria to identify
Define and use the
those viable alternatives worthy of additional study. The process should allow for
evaluation criteria to
additional alternatives to be considered as the analysis proceeds into greater
review all alternatives.
detail. Consider inviting a few local stakeholders to participate if appropriate for
Select viable alternatives
for further study.
Describe the potential locations that meet the project's goals, GSA's Location
Policy, applicable Executive Orders, and so forth. This is an important step
for several reasons.
A range of alternatives for further investigation
This task typically takes two (2) weeks.
3.4 Evaluate Viable Alternatives
The Feasibility Study should discuss all of the developed alternatives, including viable
ones and others that were rejected early in the process. Strong consideration should
be given to existing GSA-controlled assets, their ability to meet customer agency needs,
and each alternative's impact on GSA's portfolio performance.
Project and technical requirements analyses determine each alternative's ability to
meet customer agency needs, address technical factors for each alternative, and develop