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The Maryland Department of General Services is a government agency located in the United States in the state of Maryland. As of mid-2020 the department was headed by Secretary Ellington E. Churchill, Jr.
The agency manages, operates, and maintains multi-agency state facilities; assesses state-owned facilities and manages the renewal funds of those facilities; provides full spectrum real estate support to include acquisition and disposal of any interest in real property in the name of the state; master plans and manages space in state-owned and leased facilities; provides professional and technical services for the design and construction of state public improvements (except those of the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, and the University System of Maryland); as a primary procurement agency, manages centralized procurement of materials, supplies and equipment used by state agencies; provides central support for state agencies relating to high-speed digital duplicating, mail processing and courier services; provides centralized inventory standards and controls; manages records of state agencies; and manages the disposition of state surplus property.
The mission of the Maryland Department of General Services is to provide leading-edge professional and technical services to keep state and local government working today and in the future. They do this by creating safe and secure work environments; designing, building, leasing, managing and maintaining facilities; leading energy conservation efforts; procuring goods and services; and providing essential functions such as fuel management, disposition of surplus property and records storage.