Project Management Plan (PMP): This is defined on the GSA/PBS Web site. For Project Management Plan requirements,
visit the Web site.
Prospectus: The Prospectus is a formal document sent to the Office of Management and Budget and Congress to receive funding
authorization. It includes project scope information, budget, and schedule, plus a housing plan. This, if approved, results in authorization
letters from both the House and Senate that approve the project, whereas an appropriations bill actually funds the project.
Public Buildings Service (PBS): The General Services Administration's (GSA) Public Buildings Service organization manages, owns,
and constructs space for housing federal agencies.
Site Directive (also referred to as Limited Site Directive): The Office of the Chief Architect issues the Site Directive either after the
president's proposed Budget (which includes the Site/Design Prospectus) is submitted to Congress or after Congress approves and
the president signs the Budget. With receipt of the Site Directive, Regions are authorized to begin formal site selection actions (and
acquisition and professional services procurement actions) up to the point of award. The award is contingent upon project authorization
and funding appropriation by Congress.
State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO): The SHPO is the official appointed or designated pursuant to section 101(b)(1) of the
National Historic Preservation Act to administer the state historic preservation program or a representative designated to act for the
state Historic Preservation Officer.
System for Tracking and Administering Real Property (STAR): STAR is GSA's building inventory database for space management,
leases, and rent billing.
Total Building Commissioning: The National Conference
on Building Commissioning has established
an official definition
"The systematic process of assuring by verification and documentation, from the design phase to a minimum of one year after
construction, that all facility systems perform interactively and in accordance with the design documentation and intent, in
accordance with the owner's needs, including preparation of operating personnel."
Work Plan: The Work Plan is a key tool that the project team can use to manage the Feasibility Study and PDS process.
The Work Plan includes information relating to a project's staff, schedule, scope, budget, approvals, controls, and communications.
Workplace 20-20 Program: This GSA research initiative examines and measures the relationship between workplace environments
and productivity. The program aims to accumulate best practices for incorporation into future projects.