Simplified Acquisition, Design-Build Can Fast Track Your GSA Project

by | Nov 20, 2018 | Design Build, GSA Approved, Pre-Engineered Construction

When your organization has space requirements to accommodate additional staff or a new project, you may not have time to devote to a traditional construction process. There is significant red tape involved with any type of project, so the ability to remove some obstacles is always a plus.

This is one of the benefits of using a design-build contractor that provides access to a variety of turnkey building solutions designated for government projects. GSA, short for General Services Administration, is a program that gives agencies access to pre-approved contracts that can not only fast track your project but also give you a simpler and more cost-effective solution.

Your GSA Contract with K-Con

K-Con holds an approved GSA contract, allowing it to provide turnkey construction solutions to its clients. We specialize in pre-engineered metal buildings and have a variety of shovel-ready designs to meet your space and operational needs. Our methods allow us to simplify the acquisition process while also ensuring that you get precisely the form and function you require out of your finished structure.

Simplified Acquisition

GSA estimates that about 10% of all government spending goes through its program, which is significant. This is a diverse program that is meant to take the complexity out of government projects. Many of the acquisition steps necessary with a traditional construction project are not required with a GSA approved contractor because the terms are built into the existing contract.

As the project manager or site owner, you won’t be required to get competing bids or even shop for pricing when you choose a GSA approved contractor. Other items such as socioeconomic determinations and synopsis requirements are also set aside with a GSA contract.

Design-Build Services

It a common misconception that choosing a GSA approved contractor for construction means that you will get a cookie-cutter result. With K-Con, this is not the case. While you can select one of our turnkey solutions “as is,” our design-build services make it possible to customize the project to suit your particular needs and wishes.

With design-build, there is a team approach to every area of your project, from design through construction to delivery. We encourage communication between the project owner, designer, and builder, to avoid any potential conflicts.

A Faster and More Efficient Solution

A design-build approach to a project combined with using a GSA approved contractor provides time and cost savings to the client. Even if you don’t choose a turnkey solution, your project can be awarded in under 30 days. Through our existing GSA contract, K-Con can have an order ready to begin in about 15 days on average, which is part of the way we deliver simplified acquisition to clients.

The design-build process allows clients to take advantage of pre-negotiated prices as well as a streamlined process. The design-builder holds the overall responsibility for your project, so there is no separate contract for architecture or engineering services. The upfront decision is defined precisely, which lessens and often eliminates costly change orders and modifications midstream. K-Con staff is on-site for the duration of your project to ensure that your interests remain represented throughout the process.

K-Con Inc. for Your Next Government Project

K-Con Inc. is a Design-Build general contractor that is nationally established in government services construction. We not only serve commercial clients throughout the Charleston, SC area but have also completed over 650 government contracts across the U.S. and abroad.

We have more than 25 years experience in the industry and are an award-winning and accredited design-build contractor. Some of our areas of expertise include warehouses & storage, maintenance & workshops, offices & administration, guard booths, training facilities & range towers, residences, and specialized projects.

Contact us now to discuss your GSA project and learn more about how we can help your organization achieve its goals.