Program Development Study Phase
Standard Scopes for PDSs
Review copies of model scopes of work.
GSA has developed standard
scopes of work for PDSs
Begin with the generic scopes of work provided through the OCA.
that support both renovation
Review the scopes of work used for similar projects and choose those elements
and new construction
that are appropriate for this project. Documents and project-specific
projects. These scopes of
guidance are available from the OCA's Construction Excellence and Project
work provide detailed
Management Division (see "Appendix G: GSA Organizations and Resources")
deliverables for PDSs and
a "workbook" format to
and through other Project Managers in each region.
customize the PDS to
Convene the PDS project team to help shape the scope of work.
meet each project's needs.
Customize each project's scope to meet the project's latest specific requirements.
Contact the OCA's
Ensure that the scope fills in any gaps left by the Feasibility Study, paying special
and Project Management
attention to previously identified issues and those that have come up since its
Division for the latest
Determine whether the scope suits the program. The new courthouse or border
station programs have highly developed benchmarking systems that supersede
any other estimating methods. When using these models, it may be possible to
streamline the PDS scope to concentrate on confirming conditions, procurement
methods, and site issues, rather than on standard construction or program items.
Customize the scope to meet the requirements of the relevant Capital Program.
Consult with the Office of Real Property Asset Management or the Regional
Office representative from Real Property Asset Management to review the
Planning Call issued for the planned funding year. Data requirements change
from year to year (e.g., parking plans, courtroom matrices). Support the
development of the Capital Program for the project by ensuring that the PDS
presents key data in easily usable formats.
A solid scope for professional services
This task typically takes one (1) week. Factors impacting duration:
The complexity of the project
Requirements that deviate from the standard PDS scope of work