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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 GovDeals.com. DGS has used GovDeals.com since 2005,  ...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  ...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  ...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  ...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.  ...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  ...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  ...Learn more

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  ...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  ...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  ...Learn more