Appendix A: Glossary (cont.)
General Construction Cost Review Guide (GCCRG): The Public Buildings Service General Construction Cost Review Guide, which
is generally published yearly, provides costs to construct space by space type, escalation and location factors by localities, and a
system for developing Cost Benchmarks.
Housing Plan: The housing plan identifies the customer agency's space needs.
Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract: An IDIQ contract may be used to acquire services when exact times and/or
quantities of future deliveries are not known at the time of the contract award. The IDIQ contract provides for an indefinite quantity,
within stated minimum and maximum limits, of services to be furnished during a fixed period, with deliveries or performance to be
scheduled by placing orders with the contractor.
Input Document: An input document is a supporting document, study, or report used to complete the Feasibility Study.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED): LEED is a national consensus-based, market-driven building rating system
designed to accelerate the development and implementation of green building practices. GSA has adopted the LEED rating system
of the U.S. Green Building Council as a measure for sustainable design. The P-100 and the Capital Investment and Leasing Program
(CILP) require that all new and fully renovated building projects meet the criteria for basic LEED Certification (higher levels of
achievement are Silver, Gold, and Platinum).
Lease Construction: Lease construction refers to new construction of a facility for government use by the private sector in response
to GSA's formal solicitation for offers. The construction may be on either a preselected site assigned by GSA to the successful
offeror or the offeror's site.
Local Portfolio Plan (LPP): The LPP is a document that provides the method for managing local portfolios and client needs within a
specific locality. The LPP provides the basis for market considerations; long-term tenant needs; existing leased and owned facilities;
and community considerations to make decisions related to markets, tenant housing, and hold/divest situations.
Occupancy Agreement (OA): The OA is a complete, concise statement of the business terms governing the relationship between the
Public Buildings Service and the customer agency for a specific space assignment.. The OA serves as a preview of the customer
agency's total rent charges.
Planning Call: The Planning Call is issued annually in advance of the Capital Program submissions. It describes the content for each
Feasibility Study and Program Development Study to be submitted that year. The specific format requirements of each Planning Call
vary, but many of the same topics are included each year.
Pro Forma: The investment pro forma analyzes the predicted return on investment and income potential of the project.
Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI): The GSA project team performs a project evaluation, utilizing the Construction Industry
Institute's PDRI process, prior to submitting the Feasibility Study or Program Development Study for funding a capital project.
This process determines the project team's effectiveness in preparing a quality submission and assures minimization of risks and
mitigation of potential negative issues. This self-evaluation aids in determining areas of project development that may need
additional work or study prior to the project's submission for funding.