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We reach citizens and consumers, businesses, and government customers in the four states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada, as well as overseas in American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Diego Garcia, Guam, mainland Japan and Okinawa, the Republic of Korea, Saipan, and Singapore.
Our Public Affairs Office for the Pacific Rim, located in San Francisco, issues media releases and advisories to provide important information on regional GSA activities, events, and projects that impact and serve these audiences.
Region 9 Awards Lease for New U.S. Courthouse in Saipan
July 25, 2017
GSA recently awarded a 20-year lease to Marianas Management Company for construction of a new federal courthouse in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The three-story courthouse will be located on Gualo Rai Road, Garapan, Saipan, and will house the U.S. District Court of the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. Probation Office, the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Federal Protective Service. The courthouse will include one courtroom, two judges’ chambers, a jury assembly room and office space for building tenants. Annually, the lease will cost approximately $2.4 million.
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- PBS Commissioner Dong and FBI Director Comey Open New Roseville Facility
- John M. Roll U.S. Courthouse wins prestigious architecture award
- GSA supports small business matchmaking in Hawaii
PBS Commissioner Dong and FBI Director Comey Open new Roseville Facility
On October 11, 2016, Public Buildings Service Commissioner Norman Dong joined FBI Director James Comey for the ribbon cutting of FBI’s new Sacramento Field Office location in Roseville, CA. GSA worked with the developer and construction teams to build the new 119,434 square foot leased facility specifically to meet the space and security needs of the FBI. The new larger space consolidates FBI Sacramento’s operations from three separate leases into a single location to help the FBI better carry out its mission.
John M. Roll U.S. Courthouse wins prestigious architecture award
The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) named the John M. Roll U.S. Courthouse in Yuma, Arizona, among its 21 recipients of this year's architecture awards. Five jurors deliberated among 250 entries to narrow the list. Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects from Culver City, California, were honored with a 2016 Merit Award for their courthouse design. Their design reinvents traditional elements of courthouse architecture. Its 10,000-square-foot canopy resembles historic ramada structures instead of a portico, for example, and its embedded photovoltaics generate 21 percent of the building’s electricity. The original design-build team was led by Ehrlich Architects and Sundt Construction. The AIACC represents the interests of more than 11,000 architects and allied professionals in California.
GSA supports small business matchmaking in Hawaii
GSA recently participated in the 14th Annual Hawaii Small Business Forum, hosted by the Hawaii Procurement and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). This event brought representatives from GSA, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies together to discuss contracting opportunities and provide information to small businesses looking to start or expand their federal contracting opportunities.
GSA representatives participated in a matchmaking event that paired small businesses with government agencies, as well as large and small business representatives, in an effort to answer questions and assist small businesses interested in becoming GSA schedule holders. GSA’s commitment to small businesses is a key priority for the agency and events like this are a way we show our support in local communities.