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Department of General Services Surpasses $2 Million in Sales in Fiscal Year 2017

July 21, 2017

BALTIMORE, MD–The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) today announced the successful recovery of more than $2 million in sales from the auction of state agency surplus assets during Fiscal Year 2017. These surplus assets were sold using the government online auction resource DGS has used since 2005, recovering more than $11.9 million in sales, $6 million or ... Learn more

2017 Artscape Road Closures – Traffic Congestion; July 21 – 23

July 20, 2017

Street closures and parking restrictions in effect for Artscape 2017, Baltimore’s annual celebration of the arts. The event will take place in the vicinity of the Maryland Institute College of Art along Mount Royal Avenue on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 21 – 23, 2017.
With over 350,000 people expected to attend, patrons are strongly encouraged to use public transportation, including ... Learn more

Office of Attorney General – Outside Energy Counsel

July 11, 2017

Responses due no later than 2:00p.m. on August 14, 2017
Contract Officer: Turhan E. Robinson
Office of the Attorney General
Maryland Department of General Services
300 W. Preston Street, Suite 608
Baltimore, Maryland 21 201
Tel: 410-767-4290
June 30, 2017
Request for Proposals to Serve as Special Outside Energy Counsel
Responses are Due August ... Learn more

Governor Hogan Announces Stevenson University Buys Rosewood Center

July 7, 2017

Stevenson University buys abandoned Rosewood Center
By: WMAR Staff
6:29 PM, Jul 6, 2017
Stevenson University continues its goal of expanding its campus.
Governor Larry Hogan and other officials announced the sale of the Rosewood Center bordering the Owings Mills campus.
The center, which was an institution for people with developmental disabilities, was closed in 2009.
The University will transform the space not only for its ... Learn more

Employee of the Month – Maurice Jeffreys

June 26, 2017

Maurice Jeffreys is a mountain of a man with a heart of gold and a passion for his work. He has been a valued member of the Facilities Operations & Maintenance team at the State Office Complex since 1998. A dedicated and highly skilled employee, he gives 100% in his work.
Maurice stands a head taller than most employees, so you ... Learn more

Maryland Department of General Services Celebrates Flag Day

June 14, 2017

Hand-held flags will be distributed to honor the day
BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) is commemorating Flag Day today by presenting hand-held flags to visitors and employees at DGS facilities in Baltimore and Annapolis.
“Today is an important day in our nation’s history,” said DGS Secretary Ellington Churchill. “Today we celebrate the adoption of our American flag, ... Learn more

Maryland Acquires Lowest Cost in History for Electricity Rates for State Buildings and Facilities

June 7, 2017

Will Save Taxpayers $25 Million Dollars Over Next Four Years
BALTIMORE, MD – The Hogan-Rutherford Administration today announced the Department of General Services’ successful implementation of a reverse auction for energy purchases, which will save Maryland taxpayers $25 million over the next four years through 2021. The commodities procurement will provide a significant portion of the state’s electricity supply to state-owned ... Learn more

Maryland Capitol Police K9 Champ Celebrates 3rd Birthday

June 2, 2017

BALTIMORE, MD – The Department of General Services (DGS) today celebrated the 3rd birthday and one-year anniversary of Maryland Capitol Police’s K9, Champ. Governor Larry Hogan attended the celebration and presented Champ with surprise birthday treats.
“Champ is always a welcome presence at the State House,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Our administration is thankful for all he does to protect our ... Learn more

Department of General Services Announces Improvements to Capitol Police K9 Unit

June 1, 2017

Chesapeake K9 Fund Helping Local Law Enforcement Agencies
BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Department of General Services recently announced improvements to the Maryland Capitol Police thanks to the help of the Chesapeake K9 Fund. In February 2017, the Chesapeake K9 Fund was formed by an Annapolis group of public safety supporters to raise money to provide financial support to local ... Learn more

Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford, Hogan Administration Tout Legislation to Modernize Streamline State Procurement System Legislation Passed This Session Will Ensure Best Value for Maryland Taxpayers

May 25, 2017

Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford today highlighted legislation passed during the 2017 Maryland General Assembly legislative session that will modernize and streamline the state’s procurement system with standardized best practices, policies, and procedures that are more uniform, transparent, and equitable. Lt. Governor Rutherford was appointed chair of the state’s Commission to Modernize State Procurement by Governor Larry Hogan in February ... Learn more