GSA releases statement on FBI Headquarters
The General Services Administration (GSA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) today announced the decision to cancel the procurement for the new FBI headquarters consolidation project.
GSA and FBI previously have stated that full funding is crucial for the government to make a contract award. The fiscal year 2017 budget request included $1.4 billion for this project; however, the $523 million appropriated in 2017 leaves an $882 million funding gap. Moving forward without full funding puts the government at risk for cost escalations and the potential reduction in value of the J. Edgar Hoover property that developers were to receive as part of this procurement.
The cancellation of the project does not lessen the need for a new FBI headquarters. GSA and FBI will continue to work together to address the space requirements of the FBI.
Background: The procurement GSA and FBI had been engaged in sought an Exchange Partner to develop, design, construct, deliver, operate and maintain a consolidated headquarters facility of up to 2.1 million rentable square feet for the FBI.