About DGS

Missio​n Statement

It is the mission of DGS to be the accessible, accountable support agency delivering expertise, essential services and facilities operations and management to the State in order to enhance the quality of work/life environments for our stakeholders and the citizens of Maryland.


To be the premier partner to our sister agencies, delivering support, expertise and essential services as needed to facilitate their missions on behalf of the citizens of Maryland.

​​Our Organization

Office of the Secretary

The Secretary of the Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) is responsible for almost $1 billion in annual contract administration, 6.3 million square-feet of State-owned facilities, and 4.6 million square-feet of leased space. DGS supports State and local government agencies by providing a full spectrum of design and construction, facilities operations, security, procurement, real estate, and surplus property services. The Office of the Secretary is the front line of communication with DGS customers which include constituents who do business in the buildings the agency maintains. 

Business Enterprise Administration

The Business Enterprise Administration Division encompasses Capital Grants & Loans, Inventory Standards, Surplus Property, Fleet Management, Fuel Management​ and Mail Courier Service. Each unit is tasked with support of Departmental operations.  More...

Facilities Management

The Facilities Management Division is responsible for establishing policy and directing the statewide operation and maintenance of 55 buildings with 6.2 million square feet of space under the Department of General Services’ authority. The Division oversees two principal office centers - Annapolis Public Buildings and Grounds and Baltimore Public Buildings and Grounds - along with 22 regional Multi-Service Centers. Staffs at each of the complexes and the Multi-Service Centers provide both preventive and routine maintenance as well as major repairs, alterations, improvements, and housekeeping services to support other State agencies.

In the interest of reliability, responsiveness, and cost effectiveness, the Department accomplishes the majority of its mission by employing maintenance, trades and other special service personnel to support the operations, preventive maintenance and repair services. The Department is supplemented with specialized support by private contractors for a full range of facility services to meet State requirements.  More...

State Procurement

DGS is a primary procurement agency with numerous responsibilities for purchasing a variety of goods and services statewide for State and local government agencies, as well as non-profit entities. The State Procurement Division is responsible for the planning, implementation, and coordination of a variety of services offered by DGS.  Mo​re...​

Design, Construction and Energy

The Department of General Services supervises and coordinates the design and construction of a wide range of state public improvements totaling hundreds of millions of dollars annually. DGS is committed to the fair and competitive selection of design consultants and construction contractors for capital improvement projects. Once awarded, the department manages each contract to deliver quality projects that are on time and in budget.

Through a variety of strategies and initiatives, the DGS Office of Energy and Sustainability​ helps State government conserve energy, save money, and protect the environment.  More...

Real Estate

The Department of General Services is responsible for establishing policy, and directing and coordinating the acquisition, disposal, valuation and l​easing of real property for all state agencies with the exception of the Department of Transportation which is responsible for its own acquisition and disposal. More...

DGS Maryland Capitol Police

DGS Police Officers and Security Officers offer around-the-clock security for the Annapolis and Baltimore State Office Centers. More...​​​

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Customer Service Promise

The State of Maryland pledges to provide constituents, businesses, customers, and stakeholders with friendly and courteous, timely and responsive, accurate and consistent, accessible and convenient, and truthful and transparent services.

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