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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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Annual Energy Sustainability Report


Montgomery County, Department of General Services publishes its first sustainability report outlining key County efforts and accomplishments to reduce the environmental impact of County operations. Published by the Office of Energy and Sustainability, the report is the first step in an exercise to comprehensively report on County energy and sustainability initiatives.

This report documents activities by the County Government to reduce the environmental footprint of operations. This includes key efforts by the Department of General Services and other partner Departments. This document represents a significant piece, but not the full breadth of efforts to green operations. Over the next year, OES will work with County Departments and other stakeholders to compile information on Montgomery County Government sustainability and energy measure into a common annual report.

Request for Renewable Energy Proposals

Wind Mill Farm

On 4/22/2015, Earth Day, the County issued a Request for Energy Proposals (RFEP) for renewable energy credits (RECs) to meet the County and partner agencies clean energy purchasing commitments. RECs represent the clean energy attributes of electricity generated from sources such as solar energy and wind power. The County anticipates purchasing RECs for 2016 and 2017 with options for 2018 and 2019. Montgomery County Government is also required, as party of County Bill 9-14, to purchase 100% clean electricity to offset the environmental impact of operations.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Request for Renewable Energy Proposals Issued
Wednesday, May 25, 2015 3:00 PM
Submission Deadline

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

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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