BUILDING REQUIREMENTS FOR LEASED SPACES - Office of Construction & Facilities Management
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Office of Construction & Facilities Management



Contract Documents

The RLP template describes the criteria that VA CFM’s Office of Real Property will use to evaluate offers. The Lease template describes VA's space requirements. Questions regarding these documents can be sent via email to

Request for Lease Proposal (RLP) - August 30, 2018 (w/o macros enabled)

VA Lease - October 3, 2018  (w/o macros enabled)

Key Considerations

Link to Room Templates for Leased Spaces

Room Templates are the basis of design for Community Based Outpatient Clinics, and establish specific room space and equipment layouts for Leasing projects. Room Templates are listed by Room Code and Room Name and provide files in PDF, CAD, BIM, and IFC file formats. In addition, BIM equipment files are provided listed by JSN and equipment name.

Building Codes and Standards

The Joint Commission

Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) - Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) - NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code, NFPA 101: Life Safety Code

Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards (ABAAS)

Office of Real Property Policy Memorandum February 2018

VA CBOC Prototype - Prototype for Standardized Design and Construction of Community Based Outpatient Clinics

VA PG-18-14 - Room Finishes, Door & Hardware Schedule

VA Signage Design Manual

Archived Documents

Request for Lease Proposal (RLP) - February 2018  (no macros)
Request for Lease Proposal (RLP) - July 18, 2018 (no macros)

VA Lease - May 2018  (no macros)
VA Lease - July 18, 2018  (no macros)

Contact Information

For information about this page, contact RPS@VA.Gov