(a) To provide for a more economical, efficient, and effective operation of such regional offices, the Secretary shall provide for the colocation of at least three regional offices with medical centers of the Department—
on real property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Veterans Affairs at such medical centers; or
In carrying out this section and notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may lease, with or without compensation and for a period of not to exceed 35 years, to another party at not more than seven locations any of the real property described in paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection (a).
(2) Each agreement for such a lease shall provide—
that the obligation of the United States to make payments under the agreement is subject to the availability of appropriations for that purpose; and
that the ownership of the facility shall vest in the United States at the end of such lease.
(1) The Secretary may sublease any space in such a facility to another party at a rate not less than—
the rental rate paid by the Secretary for such space under subsection (c); plus
the amount the Secretary pays for the costs of administering such facility (including operation, maintenance, utility, and rehabilitation costs) which are attributable to such space.
(1) Subject to paragraph (3)(A), the Secretary shall, not later than April 18, 1990, issue an invitation for offers with respect to three colocations to be carried out under this section. The invitation shall include, with respect to each such colocation, at least the following:
Identification of the site to be developed.
Design criteria of the facility to be constructed.
A plan for meeting the security and parking needs for the facility and its occupants and visitors.
A statement of current and projected rents and other costs for regional office activities.
The estimated cost of construction of the facility concerned, the estimated annual cost of leasing space for regional office activities in the facility, and the estimated total annual cost of leasing all space in such facility.
A plan for securing appropriate licenses, easements, and rights-of-way.
(2) Subject to paragraph (3)(B), the Secretary shall—
not later than one year after the date on which the invitation is issued under paragraph (1), enter into an agreement to carry out one colocation under this subsection; and
within 180 days after entering into the agreement referred to in subparagraph (A), enter into agreements to carry out two additional colocations,
(3) The Secretary shall—