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Congress Authorizes $136M for GSA’s 2 Federal Courthouse Projects in Georgia and Mississippi

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constructionCongress has granted final authorization to the General Services Administration to spend nearly $136 million for the construction of two federal courthouses in Savannah, Georgia and Greenville, Mississippi.

GSA said Thursday the two projects have been included as priorities for the federal judiciary as part of the fiscal year 2016 omnibus spending bill.

Congress approved $40.1 million in funds for site acquisition, design and construction of a 62,000-square-foot U.S. Courthouse in Mississippi.

The courthouse is scheduled to be completed by 2021 and will feature two courtrooms with three judicial chambers for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.

GSA added the building will house the U.S. Marshals Service, the Office of the U.S. Attorneys, the Office of the Federal Public Defender and the U.S. Probation Services Office.

Congress also authorized $95.5 million in funds to finance the design and construction of a 46,000-square-foot U.S. Courthouse Annex in Georgia as well as the repair and alteration of the Tomochichi Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse.

The Savannah courthouse will have four courtrooms and five chambers for five judges and accommodate other tenants such as the U.S. Marshals Service and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys, GSA said.

The agency has begun to seek potential contractors to design and build the Annex through a request for qualifications notice on FedBizzOpps that will close on Dec. 23.

GSA noted the Savannah project is scheduled for completion by 2022.

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