The Obama administration is making sure building of the FBI's new headquarters gets underway in 2017, committing $1.4 billion for construction in the 2017 budget, to be released on February 9. The new headquarters will combine the bureau’s personnel and facilities from the Hoover building with other FBI offices in the D.C. metro area.
The General Services Administration issued Phase II of the RFPs for the new facility on January 22, highlighting the funding commitment as a big step forward. Phase II gives a shortlist of bidders the chance to submit proposals to build the new headquarters building. Congress approved $390 million in funding for the project in the 2016 Omnibus bill, and GSA identified three potential sites for the new headquarters, Springfield, Virginia. and Landover and Greenbelt, Maryland.
The project has caught the eye of developers for the lucrative real estate swap of the Hoover building, which sits on 6.7 acres of land.
“The Administration is committed to acquiring a consolidated new headquarters facility for the FBI,” said GSA Public Buildings Service project executive Bill Dowd. “The consolidated headquarters facility will allow the FBI to perform its critical national security, intelligence, and law enforcement missions in a new modern and secure facility.”
Source: Federal Times