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A U.S. General Services Administration official gives Fredericksburg-area business and government leaders insights into winning leases for federal government office space.
Date published: 5/1/2012
The GSA is required to use less space to save $3 billion by 2012 and is doing this by such things as eliminating leases that aren't cost-effective, creatively reusing existing space and exploring
Leases for 10,000 square feet or more are advertised on FedBiz Opps.gov. For smaller spaces, such as a one-person office, the GSA has leasing specialists who check newspaper ads and consult with brokers and government officials.
"We have no favorites," Ehrenwerth said. "Uncle Sam is our only relative."
The GSA has information about how to do business with it on its website, gsa.gov, and regional offices that can provide additional help. The office for the Mid-Atlantic Region, which includes this area, is in Philadelphia.
"We review and evaluate expressions of interest," Ehrenwerth said. "If you respond and say, 'You want X but we have Y,' that's not so good. Any response that meets our requirements, we're going to kick the tires and take a look."
Cathy Jett: 540/374-5407