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Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL)

EUL General Information FAQs

  1. What is the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Enhanced-Use Leasing (EUL) Program?

  2. Will local offerors be given preferential treatment on awarding of the project?

  3. May two or more developers who bring two levels of expertise submit a proposal together?

  4. Will the VA be involved in helping the developer select their financial or other partners for this project?

  5. Are development incentives or subsidies available?


1.  What is the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Enhanced-Use Leasing (EUL) Program?

Under the provisions of the Enhanced-Use Leasing Statute (e.g., 38 U.S.C. § 8161 through 8169), the Secretary is authorized to lease real property under VA’s jurisdiction or control to a private or other public entities for a term of up to 75-years.  The Enhanced-Use Leasing activity must either:  (i) contribute to the mission of VA; be consistent with, and not adversely affect VA’s mission; enhance the use(s) of the property to be leased; and be in exchange for fair consideration to VA as determined by the Secretary; or (ii) result in a demonstrable improvement in services to eligible veterans in the geographic service-delivery area in which the property is located.  As part the fair consideration to be provided in exchange for the EUL, the Secretary is authorized to accept “in-kind” consideration such as facilities, office, storage, or other usable space, services, money, and/or other “in–kind” consideration.

2.  Will local offerors be given preferential treatment on awarding of the project?

No.  Local offerors will not be given preferential treatment in this solicitation.  All offerors satisfying minimum submittal requirements have an equal opportunity to participate on this solicitation.

3.  May two or more developers who bring two levels of expertise submit a proposal together?

Yes, we see this regularly when multiple firms will blend skills to bring forward the best product.  We expect to see this type of partnership in future proposals.

4.  Will the VA be involved in helping the developer select their financial or other partners for this project?

It is the responsibility of the developer to put together a package and propose what they believe is their strongest team.

5.  Are development incentives or subsidies available?

VA does not provide any development subsidies or intermediaries.  It is the responsibility of the Proposer to investigate and secure any available Federal, state and local subsidies.