Episode 1 – Changes to RLP Dated 10/2017

This episode covers a few of the key changes made to the General Services Administration’s Request for Lease Proposal (RLP) and Form 1364.

GSA Document on the Changes in the RLP: https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/Real_Estate_Acquisitions/Leasing_Alert__Revisions_to_RLP_%26_Lease_%26_1364_Templates__Oct_2017_final_version.pdf

Highlights of the Topics Discussed:

1) I previously worked for GSA leasing for a number of years and just recently decided to go into the private sector. I currently run a business called Arco Real Estate Solutions that provides assistance to building owners as they navigate the GSA leasing process. Additionally, a firm base of my business is to help without expectations. I am always here to answer questions even if you are not my client because I want to be a resource people can use if they need help. If you have questions, please reach out to me via any of my social media links below!

2) Changes to RLP Dated 10/2017:

  • The first big change was to the floodplain language. This language used to read (RLP 2.02 https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/Standard_RLP_Form_R101C__May_2015_post6415.pdf ) basically that if your building was located in the 100-year floodplain then you were out of the running. Exceptions were, you were the only player in the game or most of your city is located in the at floodplain, but the government still needs a presence there. However, the new change to the floodplain language is even more direct stating that if you are in the 100 year floodplain you are still out, AND if you are adjacent to the floodplain you are also disqualified.
  • GSA has now removed the 3518 System for Reward Management (SAM) Form. The SAM website (https://www.sam.gov/SAM/ ) now has completely taken over and there is no reason to have the old SAM Form.
  • Additional language was added about the small business designation. Basically, it clarified what it takes to be considered a small business is and what that threshold is.
  • Step Rent verbiage has been changes to clarify the definition of step rent for shell rate only. Learn the importance of this starting at 10:15.