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Industry Partner Letter - Utilities

Solicitation Number: GSA-PBS-Utilities-Communication
Agency: General Services Administration
Office: Public Buildings Service (PBS)
Location: White House Center (WPW)
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Special Notice
Added: Oct 03, 2013 12:03 pm
To All GSA Utility Service/Energy Supply Contractors

RE:  Status of payments for utility service/energy supply under the current Fiscal          Year 2014 lapse in funding

As you may be aware, GSA and other Federal agencies have not received an annual appropriation for Fiscal Year 2014.  In spite of that, utility services for Federal buildings are considered “excepted activities” under a lapse in appropriations which allows an agency to incur an obligation for utility services/energy supply in the absence of appropriations.  Therefore, utilities/energy suppliers are to continue to provide service/supply under existing contracts to Federal buildings during a lapse in appropriations.  

For GSA, utilities/energy suppliers will be paid for service/supply delivered with a meter read end date of September 30, 2013 or sooner in accordance with the appropriate due date for the payment of those bills.  For utility service/energy supply bills with a meter read end date on October 1, 2013 or later, GSA will process payments as soon as appropriations covering all or a portion of Fiscal Year 2014 are received.  

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me at  


Kenneth M. Shutika

Deputy Director

GSA, Energy Division (PMAA)
1800 F Street, Room G329
Washington, District of Columbia 20405
United States
1800 F Street, NW

washington, District of Columbia 20403
United States
Kenneth M. Shutika,
Deputy Director, GSA, Energy Division
Phone: 202-260-9713