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February 16, 2009

GSA Announces Two Programs (est. $30 million) for 3D Laser Scanning and BIM Services

Last week the General Services Administration announced two opportunities for 3D laser scanning and BIM services as part of its National 3D-4D-BIM Program. Details about the five-year, estimated $30 million dollar value BIM Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Services request are available on the GSA website. 

Our initial read of the documents suggest that the GSA is anticipating partnership responses. The broad scope of the BIM services request spans creation of as-built BIM models to energy analysis to training. Very few firms will have all of the required expertise in-house.

The $787 stimulus plan that President Obama is expected to sign in Denver on Tuesday, February 17th includes $4.5 billion to increase energy efficiency in federal buildings, another $4.2 billion to make military facilities more energy efficient, $4.0 billion to repair and modernize public housing units and $11.0 billion to modernize the electrical grid. We believe that engineering and construction firms that want to win this work will either partner with the nation’s very best 3D laser scanning service providers or quickly develop or acquire the capabilities in-house.

Charles Matta, national director, Federal Buildings and Modernizations, GSA Public Buildings Services, will keynote SPAR 2009 next month in Denver. Matta oversees a program consisting of approximately 120 buildings currently in various stages of planning, design and construction with a value exceeding $5 billion.

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