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GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE PROJECTED COSTS FOR ACQUISITION OF SITE AND BUILDING (THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS)
ASSUME START OF SITE ACQUISITION:
Site Purchase and relocation of present occupants........ $ 11,041
ост 1981 $ 12,905
1980 $ 12,277
Architectural/Engineering Construction Documents....
assume selection start October 1978
Construction Managment and Consultant Contracts........
assume start of services October 1978
Increase over FY 1978 project costs due to delay in
funding, based upon current inflation factors...
1/ Included in the FY 80 Request of $19,396,000 for Building Site
Acquisition and Preparation
AMPLIFY NEW BUILDING JUSTIFICATION
Mr. BENJAMIN. If you want to amplify that for the record, inasmuch as it is printed by your agency, do that, because I don't know how many Members of the Congress are aware of the action of the House Public Works Committee. They may have printed a report on their approval, but I have not seen it.
Mr. BOYLE. The report was not printed.
Mr. BENJAMIN. We will give you the opportunity, if you want to take it, to justify this so that when these hearings are printed, those who are interested can see it. I am sure that if it is a part of the appropriation bill, it will be not only the members of the Appropriation Committee looking at it, but a lot of budget cutters looking at it also.
Mr. BOYLE. I appreciate the opportunity. [The information follows:]
The subject of new facilities for the Government Printing Office has been under discussion for more than 20 years without much progress being made toward resolution of the problem of trying to operate an efficient cost effective manufacturing operation in a complex of multi-story buildings ranging in age from 76 to 39 years.
The reason for vacating the present buildings, which, by the way, are in very good condition and would make excellent non-manufacturing quarters, are more valid today than they were in 1956 when the need was first seen.
Notwithstanding project construction cost escalation to about $188 million for the new building, we have had commensurate escalations in savings which will still allow us to amortize the project in approximately ten years.
We continue to receive project support from the Joint Congressional
Additionally, the General Services Administration has prepared an environsental impact statement on the proposed relocation, and it has been on file with the Council on Environmental Quality since September 17, 1976, without, to our knowledge, a negative comment, a fact that we believe connotes public approval.
With all the support we have been able to muster for this project, it is significant to note that in his letter designating the proposed new building as a Public Building, the President of the United States saw fit to endorse GPO relocation.
The present complex of four buildings housing the GPO, together with leased space at three additional locations, does not permit us to operate a sanufacturing facility efficiently. A printing plant receives and outpats tons of paper materials daily which must move from stage to stage in the manufacturing operation. The movement is costly under the best of conditions, but in a building where tons of material must move vertically on 36 elevators, instead of horizontally, as would be possible in a new building, the costs are prohibitive and the delays are not conducive to good service.
The present buildings are structurally in good condition, but the ceiling heights are low and the usable floor space is reduced by the location of support columns and utility shafts which inhibit the placement of modern in-line press and bindery equipment. When we do install modern in-line production operations, we are unable to get the full benefit of reduced material handling because of the combination of low ceilings, innumerable colums and shafts, and the necessary use of elevators to move materials from floor to floor.
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The project will increase the efficiency of our services to the Congress and the other customer agencies, provide the community with an improved economic base, provide a major public building project at a time when the construction industry needs a boost, and give our employees a better and healthier working environment in compliance with OSHA standards.
Any businessman in the private sector would quickly embrace the proposition when he could attain all of these advantages and amortize a new building totaling nearly $188 million, minus the value of the present building, by reducing his production costs and saying in excess of $17 million a year.
We feel that the project is necessary if we are ever to attain our goals, mandated by the Appropriations Committees of the House and the Senate, of reducing the cost of printing and distributing government documents.
Mr. BENJAMIN. Revolving Fund.
Page VI-1 of the justifications. We will insert the budget schedule in the record.
[The information follows:
Total program costs, funded ......
Change in selected resources .................. 10.00 Total obligations
Offsetling collections from: 11.00 Federal tunds...................... 14.00 Non-Federal sources. 21.98 Unobligated balance available, start of
year: Fund balance ....... 24.98 Unobligated balance available, end of year:
fund balance ............. 27.00 Capital transfer to general fund.........
Relation of obligations to outlays: 7100 Obligations incurred, net ............. 72.10 Receivables in excess of obligations, start
of year. 74.10 Receivables in excess of obligations, end of
year ..... 90.00 Outlays.
Operating income or loss (-):
Nel operating income, printing and dinding
publications... Special sales of publications:
Net operating income, total............
Proceeds from sale of equipment...
Net nonoperating income.........