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GSA Awards Eight National Broker Contracts

GSA #9424

July 2, 1997
Contact: Kim Henderson (202) 501-9164
or Darlene Meskell (202) 501-1231

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today awarded eight major contracts for national realty services to five real estate firms. Totaling $41.3 million, these contracts will provide leasing, administration, and acquisition services. While enhancing the government's $2.3 billion-a-year leasing program, they will help GSA leverage its resources and continue to establish professional partnerships with the private sector.

"This initiative will offer GSA an additional tool to help meet the needs of our customer agencies," said Robert A. Peck, Commissioner of GSA's Public Buildings Service. "GSA will benefit from the private sector's market experience in helping us streamline business practices, improve cycle times, and develop appropriate performance measurements. The initiative will also incorporate aspects of our Can't Beat GSA Leasing program begun in July 1996, which is designed to make government leasing faster, cheaper, and more compatible with private sector real estate practices."

The contracts were awarded to two realty firms in each of four geographic zones. Three contracts were awarded to the Equis Corporation of Chicago; two contracts to PM Realty Group, Ltd. of Houston; and one each to The Crown Partnership, Inc. of New York, Spaulding and Slye, L.P. of Washington, and the Amelang Management Corporation of Houston. The winning contractors represent a mix of small and large businesses.

Contracts were awarded to the following companies to cover the government's realty needs in each geographic area. The five-year total evaluated price is given for each contract.

East Zone (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT, NJ, NY, DE, WV, MD, PA, VA, DC, PR and VI):

The Crown Partnership, Inc. of New York, small business, $6,113,452
Spaulding and Slye, LP, of Washington, DC, large business, $6,890,718.

South Zone (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN, AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX):

Amelang Management Corporation of Houston, small business, $5,878,916
Equis Corporation, Dallas office, large business, $8, 418,929.

Central Zone (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI, IA, KS, MO, NE, CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY):

Equis Corporation, Chicago office, large business, $2,935,810
PM Realty Group, Ltd., Chicago office, large business, $1,588,777.

West Zone (CA, AZ, NV, HI, AL, ID, OR, WA, Guam, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific):

Equis Corporation, Los Angeles office, large business, $6,184,051
PM Realty Group, Ltd., San Francisco office, large business, $3,336,543.

These contracts, which have an initial term of three years with two one-year renewal options, will allow GSA to obtain a wide variety of realty services. They will assist the government in leasing privately owned real property and provide other pre- and post-acquisition realty services, ranging from initial space requirements through occupancy and post-occupancy administrative functions associated with the award of a new lease. Contractors may also be requested to provide services such as market analysis and surveys, fire and life safety surveys, real estate tax adjustments, and lease alterations, among others.

Contractor selection was based on an evaluation of technical proposals, experience and past performance, organizational approach, small business participation and pricing. The government requires the large businesses to offer significant subcontracting opportunities to small and disadvantaged firms.

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