GLS is a collection of multiple, zonal Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts, designed to complement GSA’s leasing workforce and provide support services to the regions in an effort to manage each region’s lease workload. This tool leverages contractors’ expertise to provide more efficient space solutions. The purpose is to assist in delivering the best value in space solutions for the Government and taxpayers, leveraging private sector resources and expertise with reduced contract administration.
As we begin our journey into 2017, the GLS Team is extremely pleased to reflect on the many accomplishments that we have realized to date. After two successful GLS orientations in San Francisco and Washington D.C. in the fall of 2015, we were all eager see the new and improved contracts in action. Now, with the award of more than 300 task orders, GSA is truly embracing the leasing expertise that our brokers have to offer. Not only has GSA’s commitment to success allowed us to attain our nation-wide utilization goal at level 4 in FY16, we are also projecting an estimated $83 million in commission credit to benefit our Tenant Agencies through rent reduction.
The Center for Broker Services has gone to great lengths to deliver the highest caliber product. We recognized the need to gain feedback on the new GLS contract, so the Center requested participation in a Procurement Management Review (PMR) of its GLS contract files in 2016. Auditors reviewed the base contracts and a sampling of the task order files. The results are in, and we are thrilled to report that the audit findings are extremely positive.
In recognition of its innovation and outstanding achievements, GLS was honored to receive a 2016 PBS Project Management Award in the Beyond Space category. Additionally, as part of the 2016 GSA Achievement Award for Real Property Best Practices and Innovation [PDF - 1 MB], GLS received Special Achievement recognition within the Asset Management category.
Year One has proven to be a resounding success due to all the hard work and enthusiasm of our exceptional team of dedicated CORs and program officials. With such a commitment to excellence, we are setting the stage for even greater accomplishments in 2017.