U.S. Court Facilities
Telephone equipment and wiring (including handsets, PBX units, and internal wiring);
Security equipment and wiring (including closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and
monitors, alarm switches, annunciators, motion detection equipment, and so forth).
USMS will be responsible for providing duress alarm equipment for the judiciary. GSA
will provide electronic devices integral to door hardware.
The following statements clarify standard provisions and responsibility for above-standard
The FPMR specifies that GSA provide conduits and ducts for courts' telecommunications
(including television cable) requirements, but current standards limit this to not more than
one telephone and one data instrument for every 9 square meters of space. Requirements
above this level are "above standard," and are to be reimbursed to GSA.
GSA provides raceways for electronic strikes within USMS detention areas and electronic
security locksets. USMS is responsible for specifying electronic hardware. In general,
GSA will provide all hardware in the building, including security locking devices in
USMS detention areas. USMS is responsible for funding the installation of wiring to
electronic strikes and electronic door hardware if/as required. GSA will provide raceways
and conduit locations for all systems if identified during the PDS phase. Detailed
information for all systems (including system specifications, locations, conduit, and
raceway requirements) is required from the tenant agencies in a timely manner to allow
coordination with the development of the base building design documents.
GSA provides the basic building infrastructure for telecommunications wiring with
telephone closets, and the vertical and horizontal distribution system for telecommuni-
cations and other electronic cables (e.g., chases, underfloor duct, cable trays, raised floors,
etc.). Telecommunications equipment and service will be purchased and installed by the
tenant agency. Space required for telecommunications systems is assignable to tenant
agencies or GSA's Information Resources Management Service.
GSA will provide a conduit from basement to roof for cable television/master antenna
connection to locations listed in the USCDG, but any required cable television or master
April 5, 1996