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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

Annapolis ID Room Temporarily Closed

May 24, 2017

The Annapolis ID room will be closed on Friday, May 26, 2017, due to graduation at the Naval Academy. The ID room will open at normal hours on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
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Maryland Procurement Reform Could Save Millions

May 24, 2017

Maryland Procurement Reform Could Save Millions
Baltimore Sun
May 23, 2017
Dan Morhaim, Chris West
In the 2017 Maryland legislative session, major changes were taken to save taxpayers millions of dollars and increase state revenues without raising taxes or cutting programs.
The state, along with counties and school systems, spends billions of dollars each year purchasing good and services via a process known as “procurement.” ... Learn more

Employee of the Month – Colleen Haynes

May 16, 2017

Colleen Haynes has been a construction unit supervisor with Procurement & Logistics for 30 years. Her responsibilities — demanding; her successes — outstanding. Both are too numerous to list, but here are a few highlights:

Leads the day-to-day operations for the P&L construction team, including direct supervision of three procurement officers and liaising with project managers.
Leverages her vast procurement experience  to ... Learn more

Local Businessman Makes Connections at Business Information & Opportunities Session

May 5, 2017

The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) delivers contracting opportunities. That’s what one attendee at last Friday’s (April 28, 2017) Design & Construction Project Review meeting in Crownsville made clear.
“It is very important for small businesses to try and keep connected to find job leads,” said Charles McCollum of Sunlight Electric Corp in Upper Marlboro, MD. “Events like this Design ... Learn more

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Records Management and Procurement Bills into Law

May 5, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan yesterday signed Records Management and Preservation – State Units and Public Officials – Responsibilities (SB 44), important legislation pertaining to the Maryland Department of General Services (DGS), at a bill signing ceremony in Annapolis.
This legislation makes procedural improvements to records management programs used by the State and public officials. It requires units of State government to establish ... Learn more