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Foreign Affairs Security Training Center
(FASTC)
U.S. General Services Administration
U.S. Department of State
FASTC Project Update and
Subcontracting Opportunities
October 21, 2014
Agenda
FASTC ProjectOverview
Overview
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GSA and DOS Roles
Diplomatic Security & FASTC Purpose
FASTC Program Update
Next Steps
 Master Planning
 NEPA / EIS Process
 Design
 Subcontractor Goals
 Contractor Goals
 Questions & Answers
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GSA and DOS Project Management
 The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is
responsible for conducting environmental studies, acquiring
sites and providing construction procurement, construction
management, commissioning and other services necessary
to complete the FASTC project.
 The U.S. Department of State (DOS) performed Master
Planning studies for the project and coordinates with GSA
during environmental studies, construction procurement,
construction management and commissioning. GSA is
leading the Master Plan update effort.
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U.S. Department of State,
Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS)
Mission Statement:
“The Bureau of Diplomatic Security provides a secure
platform for the conduct of U.S. foreign policy.”
 Diplomatic Security (DS) is the security and law
enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of State.
 DS protects people, property, and information at over 275
U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide.
 In the United States, DS protects the Secretary of State,
conducts visa and passport fraud investigations, and
provides protection for some visiting foreign dignitaries.
 DS will operate and maintain the training center when
complete.
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U.S. Department
U.S. Department
of State, of State,
FASTC Project
Bureau Purpose
of Diplomatic Security
 Current training is conducted at multiple contracted
locations nationwide.
 Consolidation is needed to improve efficiency and enhance
training operations.
 Establish a facility from which to conduct hard-skills training
for a wide array of law enforcement and security disciplines.
 Train 8,000 to 10,000 students per year.
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Proposed Site: Fort Pickett, Blackstone, VA
Virginia
Blackstone
Fort Pickett
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Original
Full
Scope
Build
Plan
FASTC Revised Master Plan: Completed 9/2014
Project will be de-scoped
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Reduced Scope FASTC Activities
Hard Skills Training
Support
 Driving Tracks
 Indoor/Outdoor Firing & Explosive
Ranges
 Mock Urban Environments
 Weapons & Explosives
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Infrastructure
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Power, Water, Waste
Buildings and Grounds
Telecommunications
Logistics Support
Classrooms
Administrative Offices
Fitness Center
Medical and Fire/EMS
Critical Path
Master Plan
Update
EIS
Design
Land
Acquisition
Construction
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Master
Planning
– Reduced
Scope
Critical
Path Planning
– Master
Update
Master
–Plan
Reduced
Scope
 In September 2014, the FASTC project team completed
evaluating the existing Plan against the DOS realignment of
the project to a hard-skills only training facility, and have
updated the Master Plan and Program of Requirements to
reflect this change.
 This update will serve as the basis for NEPA studies and
design activities moving forward.
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Critical Path – NEPA
/
EIS
NEPA / EIS
 A Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement
(EIS) is now being prepared.
 NOI to Prepare a EIS was published in September 2014.
 Completion of the Supplement to the EIS may take up to
10-12 months and will be done concurrently with the design
of the facility.
 The EIS process continues to emphasize public involvement
and consists of the following steps:
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Develop Supplemental
Draft EIS
Public Comment Period
Public Meeting
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Issue Final EIS to EPA
Public Review Period
Issue Record of Decision
Master
Planning
– Reduced
Scope
Critical
Path Planning
– Design
Master
– Reduced
Scope
 Architect/Engineer (A/E) will commence design services on
10/31/14.
 Project will be Design-Bid-Build
 5 design packages are being prepared by the A/E.
 Design packages range in size from $20M - $150M
 Some design packages may be combined in a single
construction contract depending upon funding availability.
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Upcoming Milestones
• Begin Construction Procurements
January 2015
• Package 1–100% Construction Documents March 2015
• Award First Construction Procurement
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July 2015
Opportunity Information
 Opportunities for Local Contractors: Federal Business
Opportunities (www.fbo.gov)
 Future Small Business Fairs / Networking Prospects
 Small business subcontracting goals
 Link to FASTC website for more details on contracting and
employment opportunities:
http://www.state.gov/recovery/fastc/c63524.htm
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Subcontracting Goals
GSA is deeply committed to subcontracting with small
business concerns. All large businesses are required to
submit a subcontracting plan with their proposal. This
subcontracting plan must be approved by GSA prior to
award.
Following are the current subcontracting goals for FY2015:
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Small Business Concerns :
Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns:
Women-Owned Small Business Concerns:
HUB Zone Small Business Concerns:
Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns:
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business:
25%
5%
5%
3%
3%
3%
Contractor Goals
There are also goals set by the Department of Labor for
minority and female participation, expressed in terms of a
percentage, for the Contractor's aggregate work force in
each trade, on all construction work.
 Requirement for affirmative action to ensure equal
employment opportunity for construction, the goals for the
covered area of Blackstone, Nottoway County, Virginia.
Goals For Minority
Participation
For Each Trade
27.9%
Goals For Female
Participation
For Each Trade
6.9%
 These goals are applicable to all of the construction work
performed during the FASTC project.
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Questions?
Please contact us with any questions or comments about
the FASTC project:
 FASTC Phone Line:
215-446-4815
 FASTC E-mail:
[email protected]
 FASTC Website:
www.state.gov/recovery/fastc/
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