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Vets Affairs Introduces New, Improved Modernized Leasing Program

Unites States VA Introduces New, Improved Modernized Leasing Program

February 26, 2018, 03:40:00 PM

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Government — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Vets Affairs) announced a  modernization of its leasing program[3] to better align the agency’s major lease procurements with other federal agencies and the private sector, with an emphasis on increased competition, cost savings and speed to market.

“VA is committed to identifying ways to streamline the leasing process, in order to deliver   medical facilities as expeditiously and cost effectively as possible,” said VA.Gov Secretary David Shulkin. “The goal is for these changes to help ensure a quicker delivery of facilities for VA.Gov to provide health-care services to our nation’s Veteran.”

Vet Affairs will use a new set of bidding and contractual documents that simplifies and streamlines the lease-procurement process in order to encourage more competition and innovation from the market.

The bidding and contractual documents coincide with a move to the use of local codes and private sector healthcare facility best practices, in lieu of relying on standards unique to Veterans Affairs. VA.Gov will adopt the Interagency Security Committee[4] standards for physical security, which allow for a customized, risk-based security approach that is right for each facility, instead of a one-size-fits-all approach. 

Veteran Affairs anticipates that this new approach will allow for greater competition from existing buildings, and represent a process that affords private-sector developers the ability to innovate solutions at the most competitive pricing possible. 

Veterans Affairs remains committed to providing high-quality care and an improved patient experience to our nation’s US Veterans. Washington VA invites offerors and interested parties to view its major lease procurements on the Federal Business Opportunities website at www.fbo.gov[5].

 

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  1. ^ Printable Version (www.va.gov)
  2. ^ link to viewer software Web site (www.va.gov)
  3. ^ leasing program (www.cfm.va.gov)
  4. ^ Interagency Security Committee (www.dhs.gov)
  5. ^ www.fbo.gov (vacofpcc.dva.va.gov)
  6. ^ VA.Gov Office of Public Affairs Distribution List (www.va.gov)
  7. ^ Return to VA.Gov News Releases Home Page (www.va.gov)

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