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GSA gears up for next phase of DHS consolidation

Apr. 23, 2014 - 06:00AM   |  
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The center building at DHS headquarters construction on the St. Elizabeths Hospital campus .May 15, 2013 in Washington DC Thomas Brown/Staff
The center building at DHS headquarters construction on the St. Elizabeths Hospital campus .May 15, 2013 in Washington DC Thomas Brown/Staff (Gannett Government Media Corp)

The General Services Administration is gearing up for the next phase of its consolidation of the Department of Homeland Security into one location, according to a presolicitation posted on FedBizOpps.

GSA is issue a request on or around May 7 for proposals for design and construction services for the historic Center Building on the campus of the former St. Elizabeth’s hospital in southeast Washington, D.C.

The building would house the DHS secretary and related administrative functions. The estimated construction cost is between $100 to $130 million and the project will not exceed 20 months, according to the presolicitation.

After years of budget cuts and delays on the multi-billion dollar project, Congress authorized $155 million for GSA to finish the next phase of the consolidation – which would bring more than 14,000 employees to the campus.

The first phase of the consolidation – the new Coast Guard headquarters – was completed and occupied by the Coast Guard last year.

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