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GSA Awards Nine Leasing Support Services Contracts, Including Two to Small Businesses

September 30, 2015

GSA Awards Nine Leasing Support Services Contracts, Including Two to Small Businesses

New Zonal Approach Makes it Easier for Small Businesses to Compete, Will Help Brokers Build Better Business Relationships

WASHINGTON -- Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced that it has awarded nine GSA Leasing Support Services (GLS) contracts across the country, including two to small businesses. For this generation of the broker contract, GSA changed the award structure by increasing the number of contracts and awarding them by geographic zones instead of nationally, which will provide better service and market-specific expertise. This zonal approach also makes it easier for small businesses to compete for prime awards, and will help brokers build better business relationships with GSA’s lease contracting officers.

GLS, formerly the National Broker Contract, provides broker and leasing support services (i.e., market surveys, site visits, document preparation, negotiation) for GSA’s contracting officers, and has, since its inception, saved taxpayers approximately $250 million in rent cost avoidance through the reduction of federal agency rental payments. GLS is expected to generate approximately 30-40 million square feet in task orders, which will equal approximately $100 million in rent cost avoidance for GSA’s partner federal agencies.

In November, GSA will host two GLS Zonal Training sessions to educate contractors and leasing personnel on all of the new elements of GLS, including the contract’s new performance requirements.

From Chris Wisner, GSA’s Assistant Commissioner for Leasing:

“GSA is proud of the strategic improvements we’ve made to this new contract, and we are looking forward to working with our new and existing broker partners. The new zonal approach not only makes it easier for small businesses to compete, but it also makes it easier for them to get prime awards. We’ve used lessons learned from previous generations of this contract to make GLS better for government and the private sector. We are looking forward to starting the new year with GLS.”

GSA made awards in the following four zones:

Northern Service Area

  • Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.
  • CBRE, Inc.

Southern Service Area

  • Savills Studley, Inc.
  • Public Properties LLC (Small Business)

Western Service Area

  • Carpenter/Robbins Commercial Real Estate, Inc. (Small Business)
  • DTZ Americas, Inc.

National Capital Service Area

  • CBRE, Inc.
  • Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.
    Savills Studley, Inc.

In addition to changing the award structure of GLS, GSA made additional improvements to the contract. To see a comprehensive list of these improvements, click here.


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