Real Property Space Request Business Case [Insert Requesting Office Name & Project Title] Fiscal Year 20xx Date: [Insert Business Case date] Prepared by: [Insert Author(s) Name(s)] Approved by: [Insert Director Name]
Analysis of Alternatives (Status Quo, Co-location, Direct Lease, GSA Lease, Direct Lease, Construction, Purchase, Other):
Results of all alternatives listed above must be included.
Alternative 0 – Status Quo
This alternative should describe the impacts if the request for space is not approved; impacts to mission, services, etc., to the public and/or Reclamation’s constituents.
Alternative 1 – Co-location
This alternative should describe opportunities within the local market to co-locate within Reclamation-owned space with other Department of the Interior (DOI) Bureaus/Agencies, or other Federal agencies outside of the DOI.
Alternative 2 – GSA-Provided Space
This alternative should describe opportunities to acquire GSA-provided space, including, GSA-owned facilities and/or commercially-leased facilities by GSA for Reclamation.
Alternative 3 – Construct new facility
Alternative 4 – Purchase of an existing building/facility
Alternative 5 – Direct Lease Space
Currently, Reclamation is transitioning away from this alternative due to shifting resources into owned and/or GSA-provided space. As Reclamation transitions from this alternative so will the need to maintain Lease Contracting Officer positions within the Bureau. However, until the transition is complete Reclamation will continue to consider this as a potential option in order to provide a total spectrum of alternatives. Therefore, the narrative for this alternative should describe the benefits and impacts to Reclamation if Direct Leasing Authority is granted by GSA for Reclamation to commercially lease space in the local market. Information for this alternative can only be obtained from a warranted Lease Contracting Officer or the local acquisition office.