Agencies having a need for parking must first use available government-controlled owned or leased facilities. Agencies must inquire with GSA regional offices about the availability of government-controlled space. If no suitable government-controlled parking is available from GSA, an agency may use its own procurement authority to acquire parking by service contract.
Alternative Financing uses private-sector resources (i.e.,capital, education, and skills) to provide a more efficient and cost effective means of providing either the same or better level of service, at a cost-savings to the public. A contractual relationship between the public and private sectors closely governs the agreement under which Alternative Financing operates, with the goal of using the best skills and capabilities of each sector.
An AED is a device used to administer an electric shock through the chest wall to the heart. Built-in computers assess the patient's heart rhythm, judge the need for defibrillation, and then administer the shock. Audible and/or visual prompts guide the user through the process.
These guidelines provide a general framework for initiating a design process for public access defibrillation (PAD) programs in federal facilities. The guidelines are aimed at outlining key PAD program elements so that facility-specific, detailed plans and programs can be developed in an informed manner.
Agencies can acquire AEDs from the Department of Veterans Affairs National Acquisition Center, which administers the Federal Supply Schedule for medical unit items. Agencies can obtain more information concerning the purchase of AEDs from the National Acquisition Center at (708) 786-5247. (GSA delegated authority to the Department of Veterans Affairs over 30 years ago to administer medical unit items on the Federal Supply Schedule).
AEDs are medical devices to be used under the advice and consent of a physician only by individuals with the proper training and certification. Therefore, medical oversight is an essential component of PAD programs. Agencies can obtain more information concerning the development of public access defibrillation programs from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Federal Occupational Health (FOH) at (303) 236-0076, ext. 527.
Yes. While it is difficult to use an AED improperly, AEDs are not without risks. AEDs are prescription devices that are intended to be operated only by individuals who have received proper training and within a system, which integrates all aspects from first responder care to hospital care.
A federal agency wishing to exercise the delegated leasing authority submit a request for authorization, in writing, to the GSA Director for Real Estate Acquisition Division, Public Buildings Service, 1800 F Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20405. The request may also be submitted electronically to email@example.com. The delegation request must provide the information specified in paragraph 5(a) of FMR Bulletin 2008-B1, Delegations of Lease Acquisition Authority. FMR Bulletin 2008-B1 can be viewed from the Open Policy Resource Center, selecting FMR Reference and clicking on Delegation of Authority.
Federal agencies must ensure that their lease contracting staff is properly trained to execute a lease contact. The five basic courses for officers, officials, and employees must fully meet the experience and training requirements of the contracting officer warrant program as specified in Section 501.603--1 of General Services Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM).
The President issued an Executive Order 13058, "Protecting Federal Employees and the Public from Exposure to Tobacco Smoke in the Federal Workplace," on August 9, 1997, establishing a smoke-free environment for federal employees and members of the public visiting or using federal facilities. In furtherance of EO13058, GSA issued FMR Amendment 2008-08, which enforces additional restrictions in GSA-controlled buildings.
The Executive Order does not apply to outdoor areas under Executive Branch control, except in front of air intake ducts. In the case of locations such as doorways and in courtyards, agency heads shall evaluate the need to restrict smoking in order to protect workers and visitors from environmental tobacco smoke, and may restrict smoking in these areas. In furtherance of EO13058, effective 6/19/09, smoking is banned in courtyards and within 25 feet of doorways on GSA-controlled properties.