Automated Advanced Acquisition Program (AAAP)
Frequently Asked Questions


1.          Question:   What is the Automated Advanced Acquisition Program (AAAP)?

Answer:   The AAAP is a multiple award platform that handles space requirements ranging from 500 square feet up to $2.85M net annual rent. The platform uses a pre-competed inventory of properties to meet the space requirements for various government agencies. It was created for the purpose of consolidating and streamlining the leasing process for a large volume of small leases, as well as for procuring space faster. The program offers the general public and businesses the opportunity to electronically offer building space for lease to the Federal Government. Using the AAAP procurement approach, the offer submission process is completely web-enabled, allowing all registered participants to submit and update offers to lease space to the Federal Government every month, in response to a Request for Lease Proposal (RLP).

2.          Question:   Am I obligated to hold space offered to the Government off the market and, if so, for how long?

Answer: No. You may continue to market the space and can withdraw your offer at any time prior to lease award.

3.          Question:   Can I revise my original offer once I have already submitted an offer?

Answer:   Yes.  You may revise an offer for space in a building you've already submitted at any time during the open period. Typically, the open period is from the 1st through the 7th of each month.

4.          Question:   Do I have to resubmit my offer every month?

Answer: No.   Your offer remains active until you withdraw your offer or the AAAP staff replaces the current Request for Lease Proposal (RLP).

5.          Question:   If I already have a lease with GSA, and my building is fully leased, do I still need to submit an offer?

            Answer:   Yes.   In the event that your lease with GSA expires within the timeframe indicated in the advertisement, you will be notified that this is your competitive forum for any expiring lease.  

6.          Question:   What is the definition of ANSI/BOMA Office Area (ABOA) square feet?

Answer:   For the purposes of this RLP, space shall be measured in accordance with the standard provided by American National Standards Institute/Building Owners and Managers Association (ANSI/BOMA) for office area. ANSI/BOMA Z65.1-1996 shall be used. References to ABOA mean ANSI/BOMA office area.  

7.          Will the Government accept escalations on the Base Rent?

Answer:   No. The Base Rent is flat over the term of the lease. 

8.          Question: Am I guaranteed a lease award if I submit?

Answer:   No. You are not guaranteed a lease award just by submitting an offer. To be awarded a lease, your offer must be the lowest priced proposal that meets an agency’s specific space requirements.  References to ABOA mean ANSI/BOMA office area.  

9.          Question: Will the Government consider modifications to the RLP and/or general clauses/attachments?

Answer:   No.

10.       Question:   Does offering under the AAAP program limit my ability to offer space under another GSA RLP?

Answer:    No.