GSA outlines its vision for federal government’s coworking footprint — and it doesn’t include booze

The General Services Administration has formally kicked off its search for coworking space providers, opening up an alternative for at least a portion of the General Services Administration’s 370 million square feet of owned or leased space across the country.

The GSA issued its Flexible Coworking Services solicitation on Monday, includes previously undisclosed details such as how it will structure its awards and what requirements firms will have to meet to be considered. Representatives for the GSA plan to hold a phone conference on Jan. 16 to brief interested bidders; bids are due Jan. 30.

The winners will be under one-year terms, with up to four, one-year option periods. Offerors will need to provide the GSA with rates for a range of workspace types including unreserved workstations, also known as hot desks, reservable stations, and reserved office spaces.

Bidders will have to break down down their pricing into geographic tiers, with major cities including D.C., Los Angeles, New…

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