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13th Annual GSA Achievement Award for Real Property Innovation: Call for Entries

GSA # 10581

April 1, 2009
Contact: Deborah Ruiz, (202) 501-1231
deborah.ruiz@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration is extending an invitation for federal agencies working in real property asset management to submit their cutting edge efforts and concepts as the call for entries opens today for the Office of Governmentwide Policy’s 13th annual Achievement Award for Real Property Innovation.

Entries will be accepted beginning today through July 1, 2009. All eligible federal employees may submit an entry.  The Call for Entries and an electronic entry form are available at www.gsa.gov/realpropertyaward

For this year’s event, GSA is focusing on excellence in two specific topic areas—Asset Management and Sustainability.

All submitted entries will be judged by an independent panel of distinguished government and industry experts. Winners will receive monetary awards of $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for a team in each of the two categories. All entries will be published in the Office of Real Property Management’s 2009 Best Practices Publication, a publication that encourages the adoption of best practices across federal government.

Established in 1997, the GSA Achievement Award for Real Property Innovation is responsible for attracting more than 400 unique ideas throughout the federal real property community and include a wide spectrum of real property areas such as business practices, asset management and planning, customer service, information systems, performance measures, security, sustainability and human capital strategy.

 

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GSA provides a centralized delivery system of products and services to the federal government, leveraging its enormous buying power to get the best value for taxpayers.
• Founded in 1949, GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 213,000 vehicles.
• GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 480 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services.
• GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.

Did You Know? GSA established the Achievement Award for Real Property Innovation to motivate federal agencies to improve real property management.