Appendix C: Feasibility Study Checklist
The Feasibility Study (FS) evaluates customer needs, facility requirements, options to meet both, and impacts to GSA's inventory and
business goals. Alternative scenarios are developed, evaluated, and used to define a recommended solution.
The Feasibility Study process has a greater impact than the PDS on the success of the project because it defines the project's basic
parameters. Essentially, it defines what the project will be. Once the project's direction and scope are committed, delaying key issues
until the PDS stage is far too late. The biggest difference is that the FS generally deals with strategic-scale issues and macro-level
data, while the PDS addresses tactical-level issues and uses more detailed data. The following checklist outlines the fundamental roles
of the Feasibility Study by topic.
Customer Moves and Phasing
Assesses alternative impacts on customer moves and phasing.
Includes phasing and swing space plans for renovations in occupied buildings that
take into account customer business cycles.
Proposes the design and construction budget for the preferred alternative. The budget
should reflect realistically the range of potential changes in project definition before
construction begins (e.g., site acquisition and development, change in agency operation,
Creates housing plans for the considered alternatives, which support the alternatives`
analysis and Site/Design Prospectus.
Includes typical space layouts to ensure proper fit of the customer agency's requirements.
Provides square-foot information for Occupancy Agreements (OAs) and pricing plans.
Creates a draft OA to demonstrate the customer agency's support for the
Establishes building shell, TI, and security budgets.
Defines a firewall between GSA's budget responsibility (shell, including security
improvements) and the customer's budget responsibility (TI).
Physical Plant and Structure
Building Systems and Envelopes
Defines the project's program goals and performance requirements, which influence
Highlights special needs and alternative choices to meet those needs.