GSA Announces New Lease for Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Deal saves $29 million taxpayer dollars in lease payments
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced a new lease agreement for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Maryland. The deal saves taxpayers approximately $29 million over the 15-year term of the lease, while providing space that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention needs to fight disease and provide health information that protects our nation against health threats.
The new lease deal will keep the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at its Hyattsville location. The building will be renovated to accommodate additional personnel allowing the CDC to reduce its need for other leases and shrink its footprint by more than 70,000 square feet. The reduced space accounts for the savings over the course of the lease. Additionally, the lease incorporates many sustainable upgrades, resulting in a building that is expected to be Energy Star certified and the tenant space will be certified under the LEED-Commercial Interiors rating system.
The lease award is the result of an open and competitive procurement. The selected offer met all the minimum requirements of the April 2013 Request for Lease Proposals and was the lowest priced offer providing the best value to the taxpayers.
About the U.S. General Services Administration
The mission of U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is to deliver the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to the government and the American people.
About the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is an independent federal agency that provides statistical information used to guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data.