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GSA Makes 7 Awards to Advance Critical Infrastructure, Economic Development; Katy Kale Quoted

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Katy Kale
Katy Kale Acting Administrator GSA

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has announced seven new awards to strengthen the U.S. real estate portfolio, invest in infrastructure and promote economic development, the agency reported on Monday. 

“GSA plays a critical role in bolstering economic recovery,” said Katy Kale, GSA acting administrator and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient. “By creating jobs to design, build and repair our federal properties, in concert with focusing on sustainability and engaging small businesses, GSA is supporting the administration’s efforts to invest in critical infrastructure across the country.”

Of the investments, GSA awarded J&J Contractors $44.5 million for design and construction of a new Land Port of Entry (LPOE) in Madawaska, Maine. The LPOE project will provide the residents of the region with a long-term, safe and efficient flow of current and projected traffic volumes.

GSA also awarded The Tradesmen Group $11.1 million to deliver design and building upgrades to the Robert C. Weaver Federal Building in Washington, D.C., as well as $9.6 million to Big-D Construction for building upgrades to the U.S. Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Service Center building in Ogden, Utah.

Signature Renovations received $5 million for the design and building repairs to the J. Edgar Hoover Federal Bureau of Investigation Building in Washington, D.C., and Trivers Associates won $2.7 million for exterior repairs to the Major General Emmett J. Bean Federal Center in Indianapolis, Ind. 

Abide International secured $2.4 million for building consolidation construction at the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Oakland, Calif., and MGA Partners won $714 thousand for building consolidation design on the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland, Ohio. 

“By making these awards, GSA’s Public Buildings Service demonstrates our commitment to making sound capital investments in buildings that serve federal government employees from all branches of government,” said acting public buildings service commissioner Allison Azevedo. “We are excited to move forward with each of these projects in a judicious fashion.”