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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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2014 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award Recipient!

AEP Trophy Image

For the 2nd consecutive year, Montgomery County Maryland has been awarded the prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award (AEP) for 2014 from the National Procurement Institute (NPI).

Request for Reuse Proposals - Historic Germantown Bank Building

Energy Grid

The Historic Germantown Bank Building was previously used as a local bank branch. It was deeded to the County in 1983 and has been leased to a local nonprofit organization for the past several years. The County is seeking an organization or entity that has the vision, interest and the ability to reuse the Historic Germantown Bank building.

Friday, June 13, 2014
Request for Reuse Proposals Issued
Friday, July 18, 2014
Submission Deadline
Friday, August 15, 2014
Finalists selected and notified for interviews

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.

Olney Library Renovation and Addition - Grand ReOpening on March 15, 2014

The project is to renovate Olney Library and increase its size in order to:

Olney Library
  • Increase Children’s, Young Adult & Adult Areas
  • Lower shelving heights & widen aisles
  • Provide more casual seating, reading tables & carrels
  • Provide Group Study & Quiet Study Rooms
  • Improve access & use of Meeting Room
  • Improve access to book drop
  • Provide self check stations
  • Improve efficiency at Circulation Desk
  • Provide a single Information Desk to serve customers of all age

Animal Services and Adoption Center - Grand Opening on March 1, 2014

The new Animal Services and Adoption Center Marks the 412th Building that DGS Maintains and Supports

Judicial Center

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center is a new 49,160 square-foot facility containing public adoption areas, private animal holding and treatment areas, a sally port, classroom, conference room and office space. The Shelter will be located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Muncaster Mill Road and Airpark Drive. The building will house Animal Services functions, such as isolation, quarantine, and holding of feral, ill or seized animals, but will also serve as a public adoption center and community education resource for animal care issues.

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NACO 2013 Achievement Award

Facilities Lighting Fixtures Energy Efficiency Upgrade and Operating & Maintenance Cost Reduction


In FY2010, due to the availability of USDOE energy efficiency fund ARRA, two projects were successfully implemented with measurable and verified results. Currently there are four (4) additional projects being implemented. Initially adopted under the banner of "energy saving and energy efficient operation of the County facilities", these changes have resulted in tremendous annual and permanent cost savings to the County citizens and tax-payers, significantly reducing the O&M costs of County facilities, improving safety and security, as well as boosting employees moral and agronomics.

Equipment Maintenance and Transit Operations Center (EMTOC)

EMTOC building

The new David F. Bone Equipment Maintenance & Transit Operations Center (EMTOC) was inaugurated by the County Executive Mr. Isiah Leggett on October 30, 2013. The facility is home to the Division of Fleet Management Services and Department of Transportation's Ride-On Division.

EMTOC is the first of Smart Growth Initiative (SGI) projects that will eventually revitalize an old industrial area by creating an urban village...

Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

Award trophy

Montgomery County Maryland has been awarded the prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award (AEP) for 2013 from the National Procurement Institute (NPI). The National Purchasing Institute established the program in 1995 to recognize organizational excellence in public procurement with criteria that measure innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement and leadership attributes of the procurement organization.

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