On June 29, Robin Carnahan was confirmed by the Senate as the 45th administrator of the General Services Administration. Carnahan’s previous experience with the GSA was as the head of 18F, GSA’s tech consultants for federal, state, and local governments. Prior to that, she served as Missouri’s secretary of state.
Through its membership in the Coalition of Federal Procurement of Architectural and Engineering Services (COFPAES), IIBEC will request a meeting with Carnahan to discuss the appropriations language mentioned above and steps GSA can take to resolve violations of the Brooks Act.
Brian Pallasch, IIBEC CEO/EVP stated, “We look forward to having a meaningful discussion to explain the history of the problem and work with GSA to address the issues with the Brooks Act.”
The GSA, considered America’s landlord, owns and leases over 376.9 million square feet of space in 9,600 buildings nationwide. Additionally, the federal government, through GSA, is also one of the largest purchasers of goods and services.