Specific Requirements for USMS and
GSA's Federal Protective Service (FPS)
Both USMS and FPS provide security at a U.S. Court facility. This section clarifies and adds
to the requirements for these agencies contained in the USCDG. USMS is responsible for
providing security of the judiciary, courts, and court-related agencies. FPS is responsible for
providing security for the building perimeter, service access, and noncourt-related agency
space. FPS is also responsible for response to emergencies for the entire building during
noncourt operating hours, which may vary on any given day. FPS or an authorized local
government law enforcement agency will respond to calls or duress alarms during these
periods. USMS is an Executive branch agency and is governed by the FPMR and Space
Allocation Standards. It is GSA's objective to provide USMS its requirement within the
annual user charge to minimize reimbursable work.
Provide structurally modified detention areas per Requirements and Specifications for
Special Purpose and Support Space, May 1992 edition, prepared by the USMS
Administrative Services Division.
Provide space per PBS-PQ100.1. The personal office of the U.S. Marshal will be
provided with the highest quality finishes noted in the standard finish table in PBS-
Construct the USMS as an area-of-refuge for judges, Marshal's staff, and prisoners during
fire and other emergencies. Fire-resistive construction systems and space arrangement
will be provided in accordance with PBS-PQ100.1 area-of-refuge criteria.
Construct space, door hardware (manual and electronic), and glazing and physical
barriers, including access by local law enforcement where applicable.
Provide conduit, closets, and raceways for communications, security, and computer
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