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DGS is comprised of many and diverse functions sharing a common and critical mission: providing the service to Montgomery County departments and offices that enables them to serve the public. Our success is measured by how we help others succeed.

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Community Meeting to discuss Wheaton Library & Recreation Center Project Update

The meeting will take place this Monday, April 13th at the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad ballroom across the street from the library (2400 Arcola Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902​) between 7-9 pm.

Sponsored by Montgomery County Public Libraries and the Montgomery County Department of General Services

Request for Expression of Interest

Dickerson Farm

Agricultural Tenant Farming - Dickerson, Maryland

Montgomery County, through this Real Estate Expression of Interest (REOI), seeks capable, interested parties from qualified agricultural farmers with demonstrated experience in farming operations in Montgomery County for tenant farming on County-owned property located in Dickerson, Maryland. The property is comprised of three (3) parcels, totaling 623 acres, more or less, of farm land in Dickerson, Maryland.

Tuesday, January 26, 2015
Request for Expression of Interest Issued
Thursday, February 27, 2015 4:00 PM
Submission Deadline

Request for Proposals - Programming for the Silver Spring Library

Energy Grid

The purpose of this Request for Proposals is to solicit proposals for organization space to be incorporated into the overall project that will be provided for use under a revocable license with the County. The County will consider licenses with one or more Applicants. Space in the current program that is designated for arts functions includes:

  • 2,970 square feet in the basement floor
  • 3,930 square feet of the ground floor
  • 9,023 square feet of the second floor
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Request for Proposals Issued
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 4:00 PM
Submission Deadline Extended

2014 National Association of Counties (NACO) Achievement Awards

NACO Awards

DGS won FIVE 2014 National Association of Counties (NACO) Achievement Awards:

  • Energy Modernization Initiative
  • Saving Water and Sewer Costs at the Strathmore Music Center and Clarksburg Correctional Facility
  • Smart Growth Initiative (SGI) Program
  • Rainwater Harvesting System (RWHS)
  • The David F. Bone Equipment Maintenance and Transit Operations Center (EMTOC)

Expanding Performance Contracting

Montgomery County Expands Energy Performance Contracting Initiative

Solar panels

The Department of General Services (DGS) today announced the selection of three energy service companies (ESCOs) to expand its Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) Initiative, a comprehensive effort to reduce energy consumption in County facilities.

2014 Washington Building Council Craftsmanship Award

Department of General Services Judicial Center Building Wins 2014 Craftsmanship Award from the Washington Building Council

Judicial Center

The Washington Building Council (WBC) has awarded the 2014 Craftsmanship Award to the new addition to the County’s Judicial Center, a Montgomery County Department of General Services project. The Center’s courtroom millwork was one of eight projects nominated for the WBC’s Star Award, which recognizes projects that deserve special recognition for demonstrating the highest level of quality in the categories of visual excellence, technical excellence and excellence in the face of adversity.

Office of Procurement - Principal Office of the Executive Branch

Effective March 26th, the Office of Procurement and the Office of Business Relations and Compliance are established as divisions of the newly created Office of Procurement as a principle office of the Executive Branch.

Fariba Kassiri is serving as Acting Director of the newly established Office of Procurement until a permanent director is appointed. Ms. Kassiri may be reached at (240)777-9900. The Office of Procurement’s web-site can be found at this link:

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