Exhibit 5.4: PDS Deliverables
The PDS must present the following information for decision-makers at GSA and at the customer agency and, ultimately, for
stakeholders in the administration and in Congress.
Customer Agency's Business Goals
Reviews the customer agency's business goals and their impact on facility requirements.
Confirms that the project is needed, supports customer agency's business goals, and
discusses the implications if the project is not completed.
Reviews and validates alternatives from the Feasibility Study, addresses the impact
on all affected GSA assets and interdependent projects, and explains customer-pricing
Refers to GSA's portfolio goals as the context for the project.
Describes workplace performance goals, space assignments, and flexibility needs.
Discusses facility operation, automation, materials handling, durability, and life-cycle
Creates the housing plan, taking into consideration any special space
requirements, required adjacencies and square footage, and potential response to
Includes directives to meet accessibility, historic preservation, urban development, and
Design Excellence goals.
Lists goals for acoustic and indoor air quality, sustainable design, energy efficiency,
water conservation, and moisture protection.
Addresses risks posed by seismic activity, blast events, chemical and biohazards, fire,
and other threats to persons and property under GSA's care.
Describes site and surroundings, plus Design Excellence and urban development goals.
Discusses operations and maintenance requirements, as well as GSA's Total Building