This advertisement is hereby incorporated into the RLP 21-REG05 by way of reference as an RLP attachment.

U.S. GOVERNMENT seeks to lease the following office space through the Automated Advanced Acquisition Program (AAAP):

City:     Mankato

State:   Minnesota                  

Delineated Area:   

 North: 227th St to N Riverfront Dr to Hwy 14 to 502nd St

 South: Route 68 to Hwy 169 to Hawthorn Rd to 195th St

 East: Route 22 to Route 83 to 586th Ave to Route 12

 West: 461st Ave           

           

Minimum ABOA Sq. Ft.:     2374       

Maximum ABOA Sq. Ft.:    2611       

Space Type:      Office                       

Term*:      10 year term, 8 year firm term

Amortization Term:   8 years for both Tenant Improvements and Building Specific Amortized Capital                                                  

*Offerors are encouraged to submit rates for all terms available in the AAAP for consideration against future GSA requirements.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Unique Requirements:    

1. Agency Tenant Improvement Allowance           

Existing leased space:            $59.54 per ABOA SF

Other locations offered:          $59.54 per ABOA SF

2. Building Specific Amortized Capital (BSAC)         

Existing leased space:            $12.00 per ABOA SF

Other locations offered:          $12.00 per ABOA SF

3. Contiguous, above-ground space is required

4. If space is not available on the first floor for the Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC), then the TAC must be located within 200' of the elevators.

 5. For the efficiency of layout, the following cannot be considered at the 
discretion of the Lease Contracting Officer:

a. Narrow column spacing;
b. Atriums, light wells, or other areas interrupting contiguous spaces;
c. Extremely long, narrow runs of space;
d. Irregular space configurations; or
e. Other unusual building features.

6. Rest rooms shall not be located within IRS tenant space. In addition, IRS cannot/will not pay for construction of restrooms for use by either employees or visitors. See GSA lease for restroom proximity requirements.

7. Six (6) public parking spaces must be available for Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) visitors (taxpayers) within a walkable ¼ mile of the office location

8. IRS normal hours of operation are 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Offerors are advised to familiarize themselves with the telecommunications prohibitions outlined under Section 889 of the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), as implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). For more information, visit: https://acquisition.gov/FAR-Case-2019-009/889_Part_B

In addition, offerors are advised to familiarize themselves with the AAAP FY21 Request for Lease Proposals and AAAP Lease updates resulting from COVID-19, which calls for increased janitorial services.

Offerors are advised that all Shell work associated with delivering the Tenant Improvements are at the Lessor’s cost.  Please refer to Section 3 (Construction Standards and Shell Components) and specifically to Paragraph 3.07 (Building Shell Requirements) of the AAAP RLP Attachment #2 titled "Lease Contract" (GSA Form L100_AAAP) for more detail.  Tenant Improvement Components are detailed under Section 5 of the AAAP RLP Attachment #2 titled "Lease Contract" (GSA Form L100_AAAP).   

It is highly recommended that offerors start the SAM registration process directly following the offer submission.  Refer to RLP Clause 3.06, Item 7.

(If applicable) The Government intends to award a Lease to an Offeror of a Building that is in compliance with Seismic Standards. Section 2.03 of the Request for Lease Proposals (RLP) outlines compliance activities required for all leases in moderate or high seismic zones. To determine if your property lies in a moderate or high zone, please reference the map and documents on our website. 

HOW TO OFFER:

The Automated Advanced Acquisition Program (AAAP), located at https://lop.gsa.gov/aaap, will enable interested parties to offer space for lease to the Federal Government in response to RLP 21-REG05.  In addition, the Government will use its AAAP to satisfy the above space requirement. For this procurement the April and May Open Periods will be used to collect offers.

Offerors must go to the AAAP website, select the “Register to Offer Space” link and follow the instructions to register.  Instructional guides and video tutorials are offered on the AAAP homepage and in the “HELP” tab on the AAAP website. Once registered, interested parties may enter offers during any “Open Period”. For technical assistance with AAAP, email LOP.help@gsa.gov.

The Open Period is the 1st through the 7th of each month, ending at 7:30 p.m. (ET) unless otherwise stated by the Government and unless the 7th falls on a weekend or Federal Holiday. If the 7th falls on a weekend or Federal Holiday, the Open Period will end at 7:30 PM (ET) on the next business day. Refer to AAAP RLP paragraph 3.02.A for more details on the offer submission process. The Government reserves the right to allow for multiple Open Periods prior to selecting an offer for award to meet this specific space requirement.  Offers cannot be submitted during the Closed Period and will not be considered for projects executed during that time period.

Lease award will be made to the lowest price, technically acceptable offer, without negotiations, based upon the requirements in this advertisement and in the RLP requirements package found on the AAAP website.  During an Open Period, offerors will be permitted to submit new offers or modify existing offers.  Offerors can draft an offer at any time; however, you can only submit an offer during the Open Period.

The offered space must comply with the requirements in this advertisement and the RLP and must meet Federal Government, State, and Local jurisdiction requirements, including requirements for fire and life safety, security, accessibility, seismic, energy, and sustainability standards in accordance with the terms of the Lease.  The Lease and all documents that constitute the Lease package can be found at https://lop.gsa.gov/aaap.

 If you have previously submitted an offer in FY 2020, the AAAP application has a copy feature which will allow existing offers to be copied over to the FY 2021 RLP in order to avoid having to re-enter all of the data manually. Please be sure to review FY21 AAAP RLP Package and each page within the AAAP Application prior to submitting your offer as some of the questions have changed. You must re-enter your space and rates on the ‘Space and Rates’ tab in the AAAP. Your previous offered space will not be copied.