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Maryland Department of General Services Concludes the First Certified Maryland Procurement Officer Program

March 17, 2021
Office of State Procurement Presents Certifications to the First Graduating Class of 39 Graduates ANNAPOLIS, MD – Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford today participated in the Office of State Procurement’s Certified Maryland Procurement Officer Graduation. The Lieutenant Governor was joined by Maryland Department of General Services Secretary Ellington E. Churchill,  ...Learn more

Baltimore Sun: Historic State House dome drenched in “deluge” fire suppression test

July 12, 2019
The deluge system is a fixed fire protection system that releases pressurized water through a pipe system on the outside of the State House Dome. If the detectors or the deluge wiring, more specifically a device called the Pyrowire, detects excessive heat or smoke the system will automatically activate. For  ...Learn more

Capital Gazette: General Services plans test of State House ‘deluge’ system Friday morning

July 11, 2019
While the weather forecast calls for a possible deluge Thursday, there will certainly be one Friday morning at the State House in Annapolis. The Maryland Department of General Services plans to conduct a test of the State House “deluge” fire-suppression system Friday morning starting at 9 a.m., drenching the outside  ...Learn more

DGS Federal Surplus Property Division Partners with Federal Agencies to Provide Much Needed Computers for Local Baltimore Community Center

May 28, 2019
The Maryland Department of General Service, along with the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives recently worked with our Federal partners to donate surplus computers to the Fayette Street Outreach Organization. For more information please see the following new story:

Hogan Administration Announces $1 Million in Federal Surplus Delivered to Marylanders in Need in 4th Quarter 2018

March 26, 2019
Department of General Services Works with Federal Program to Secure $12.1M Surplus Resources for the Year ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Hogan administration today announced that in the third quarter of 2018, the Maryland Department of General Services (General Services), which is the agency of record in the State of Maryland for  ...Learn more

Maryland Department of General Services Celebrates Maryland Day

March 25, 2019
Hand-held flags will be distributed to honor the day BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) will commemorate Maryland Day today by presenting hand-held Maryland flags to visitors and employees at DGS facilities in Baltimore and Annapolis. “Marylanders are known around the nation for their love of  ...Learn more

Hogan Administration Announces Award to Modernize State Procurement Process

March 6, 2019
State-of-the-Art Technology to Increase Competition, Improve Transparency ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Hogan administration today announced Board of Public Works approval of a new statewide e-procurement system, eMaryland Marketplace Advantage. The contract was awarded to Nitor Partners, LLC, a national leading procurement service firm providing the Ivalua eProcurement platform. The Board of Public Works  ...Learn more

Department of General Services Manages Temporary Relocation of the Thurgood Marshall Statue to Annapolis Court of Appeals

March 5, 2019
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) today announced the temporary relocation of the Thurgood Marshall statue from Lawyers’ Mall to the Court of Appeals of Maryland building in Annapolis. “Thurgood Marshall holds a significant place in Maryland and our nation’s history,” said Secretary Ellington E. Churchill,  ...Learn more

Maryland Department of General Services to Host B&O Railroad Museum Exhibit in Celebration of Black History Month

February 8, 2019
BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) Capital Grants Division and Facilities, Operations and Maintenance (FOM), in collaboration with the B&O Railroad Museum, today announced the opening of a new, temporary exhibit of paintings and photographs, entitled “Best in Service.” The exhibit, not previously publicly displayed, is  ...Learn more

Governor Larry Hogan Announces #MDHelps Multi-Agency Effort to Support Federal Workers During Partial Government Shutdown

January 24, 2019
State Providing Free Transit, Donation Drive for Affected Federal Workers   ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced #MDHelps, a state multi-agency effort to support federal workers who have been affected by the ongoing partial government shutdown. The initiative was announced at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, where the governor greeted  ...Learn more