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The Department of General Services is honored every year by professional organizations for outstanding accomplishments and achievements as its employees fulfill the department’s mission as the state’s business manager and the DGS Vision of “Excellence in the Business of Government.”

Awards

2017



 Awarding Organization
 Award  Recipient






2016



 Awarding Organization
 Award  Recipient

Construction Management Association of America, NorCal Chapter 

Construction Management Project Achievement Award for Public Works Under $25 million -- Fresno DMV field office replacement project.
Real Estate Services Division
Construction Management Association of America, NorCal Chapter  2016 Distinguished Owner Award
Department of General Services
U.S Small Business Administration Advocate Award Wayne Gross, Procurement Division
Oak Grove School District Governing Board Board resolution in recognition and appreciation of excellent customer service and partnership. Division of the State Architect, Oakland Regional Office
American Institute of Architects, California Council Presidential Citation State Architect Chester A Widom, FAIA
Green Technology Ten-Year Recognition Award Division of the State Architect, Office of Public School Construction
100 Best Fleets of America Green Fleet Awards- fifth greenest fleet Office of Fleet and Asset Management (on behalf of state of California)
Clean Cities Coalition Clean Air Champion Award Office of Fleet and Asset Management
National Association of State Purchasing Officials Cronin Award for Procurement Excellence Procurement Division
Sustainable Leadership Purchasing Council Outstanding Case Study Award (for California's leadership in sustainable government purchasing) Procurement Division, Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program
     

2015



 Awarding Organization
 Award  Recipient
100 Best Fleets
Government Green Fleet Award for sustainable vehicle fleet operations and purchasing policies.
Department of General Services, on behalf of state of California
Western Council of Construction Consumers
Exceptional Project Achievement Award in the New Buildings category, as well as the Sustainability Excellence Distinction Award, for new kitchen and administration building project, Porterville Developmental Center. Real Estate Services Division
Department of Rehabilitation
Americans with Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary Commendation.
Department of General Services
U.S. Green Building Council Northern California chapter  Impact Award for trailblazing work in pushing the boundaries of the green building movement in Northern California and beyond. Department of General Services
National Association of State Procurement Officials George Cronin Award for Procurement Excellence/Honorable Mention for the Small Business/Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Option Streamlined Procurement Process. Procurement Division

California Black Chambers of Commerce

Diversity and Procurement Outreach Award. Department of General Services

Elite Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Network

 DVBE Continuing Support Award.
Department of General Services
Association of California State Employees with Disabilities Award for ongoing leadership in hiring and employing persons with disabilities.
Department of General Services
Latinos in Sciences & Technology Association
Latina Technology & Business Leader Award.
Lisa Silverman
U.S. Small Business Administration
Veteran Small Business Champion of the Yea.r
Danetta Jackson, Procurement Division
Calif. Department of General Services
State Agency Recognition Awards: Governor's Award.
Procurement Division, Calif. Multiple Award Schedules Unit
Calif. Department of General Services
Finalist, State Agency Recognition Awards: “Best Practice” activities for Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises. Office of Business & Acquisition Services

2014

Awarding Organization

Award

Recipient

Turner School of Construction Management Certificate of Appreciation for support of the Turner School of Construction Management. Department of General Services
Los Angeles Chapter Elite SDVOB Network Appreciation for sponsorship and commitment to DVBE/SDVOB business community. Department of General Services
Bay Area Business Roundtable For commitment to the economic health and vitality of Bay Area businesses and communities. Department of General Services
North San Diego Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 2014 SBDC Business Builder Award for supporting “Meet the Buyers” event. Wayne Gross, Procurement Division
Public Connections “LA2014” California Public Agency Procurement Summit, Public Agency Advocate Award. Danetta Jackson, Procurement Division
North San Diego Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

2014 SBDC Business Builder Award for unwavering commitment and continued contributions to the local business community and for providing an invaluable resource for local businesses.


Wayne Gross and Danetta Jackson, Procurement Division
Governing Magazine
Government Green Fleet Award.
DGS, on behalf of the State of California
California Black Chamber of Commerce
President's Corporate Appreciation Award.
 Tanya LIttle, Procurement Division
Construction Management Association of America National award for Building Renovation/ Modernization - Constructed value greater than $15 Million, Stanley Mosk Library & Courts Renovation.
Real Estate Services Division
Association of Energy Engineers Legend of Energy Award for dedication to California’s High Performance Incentive Grant program for schools and California’s energy efficiency standards. Lydia Barron, Division of the State Architect 
Calif. Department of Human Resources Personnel Management Division Green Tag Award for sound personnel practices. Office of Human Resources
Calif. Black Chamber of Commerce
Diversity and Procurement Award
Real Estate Services Division, Small Business Outreach Team
National Association of State Procurement Officials
George Cronin Award for Procurement Excellence Procurement Division, California Multiple Award Schedules Program
Western Council of Construction Consumers Owners Project Excellence “Distinguished Project” Award for renovation of the Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building, Sacramento Real Estate Services Division
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Best in the Basin Award for Lower Blackwood Creek habitat restoration project Real Estate Services Division

U.S. Green Building Council - Nor Cal Chapter

Green Hard Hat Award for sustainability advocacy

Dan Burgoyne, Office of Sustainability

Bay Area Business Roundtable

Spotlight Award for working tirelessly to provide access to opportunities for small business, small disadvantaged business, service-disabled veteran, veteran-owned, and women business owners in government procurement

Wayne Gross, Procurement Division

Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC)

Small Business Advocate Award

Tanya Little, Procurement Division

Disabled Veteran Business Alliance

John K. Lopez Award for Entrepreneurship Excellence for “Keeping the Promise”

Jim Butler, Deputy Director, Procurement Division

Business Matchmaking
    
Small Business Champion Award for supporting small business and supplier diversity. Department of General Services
Business Matchmaking
   
Hall of Fame Charter Honoree. Eric Mandell, Procurement Division  

2013

Awarding Organization

Award

Recipient

American Construction Inspectors Association

Industry of the Year Award

Division of the State Architect

California Council of the American Institute of Architects

Presidential Citation recognizing the significant improvements in customer service and communication by DSA’s Los Angeles regional office

Division of the State Architect, Doug Humphrey

Government Technology & Center for Digital Government

Outstanding IT Service and Support Award

Enterprise Technology Solutions,  Bill Haubrich

Government Green Fleet Magazine

Government Green Fleet Award ranking the State of California’s vehicle fleet as the12th (out of 100) greenest public sector fleets in the country

Office of Fleet and Asset Management

State Information Officers Council

Silver Award, Documentary Video: May Lee--Seven Decades of State Service.

Office of Public Affairs, Michael Liang and Ken Hunt

American Society for Public Administration

Public Administration Rising Star Award

Office of Strategic Planning, Policy and Research, Jennifer Grutzius,

National Association of State Procurement Officials

George Cronin Award/Honorable Mention for innovative use of the California Pharmaceutical Procurement Collaborative to develop, evaluate, and award a pharmaceutical wholesaler agreement

Procurement Division, pharmaceutical program team

Elite Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Network

Outstanding Leadership, Support, and Commitment to Helping Other Vets Help Themselves

Procurement Division

California Black Chamber of Commerce

 

Ron Brown Business & Economic Summit, President’s Corporate Appreciation Award for continued support and commitment to small businesses.

Procurement Division

California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

Diversity Award

Procurement Division

Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce

Government Agency of the Year Award

Procurement Division

Bay Area Business Roundtable

Certificate of Appreciation

Procurement Division, Wayne Gross

Engineering News-Record

ENR Best Projects Award of Merit—Stanley Mosk Library & Courts Building renovation and restoration

Real Estate Services Division

American Institute of Architects Central Valley

2013 Design Awards—DMV Headquarters project

Real Estate Services Division

Sacramento Business Journal

2013 Best Real Estate Projects Awards— Historic Preservation Award, Stanley Mosk Library & Courts building project; Renovation Award,  DMV Headquarters project

 

Real Estate Services Division

California Preservation Foundation

Preservation Design Award for renovation of Stanley Mosk Library & Courts Building, Sacramento

Real Estate Services Division

Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Program

Sustainable Facilities Award, State Central Plant

Real Estate Services Division

2012

Awarding Organization Award Recipient
State Agency Recognition Awards Advocates of the Year, Honorable Mention Office of State Publishing, Procurement Program
State Agency Recognition Awards Advocate Leadership Award Office of Business and Acquisition Services, Molly Lovett
State Agency Recognition Awards Advocate/Support and Advocate/Peer Awards Procurement Division, Wayne Gross
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Trailblazers Award Office Administrative Hearings, Dee Brown, Administrative Law Judge, Sacramento
Government Fleet Magazine Government Green Fleet Award Office of Fleet & Asset Management
Printing Impressions Magazine Gold Ink Award Office of State Publishing
California Black Chamber of Commerce President’s Corporate Appreciation Award Department of General Services
Fifth Annual San Joaquin Valley Public Contracting Expo President’s Excellence Award Procurement Division, Danetta Jackson and Outreach Team
California Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (DVBE) Alliance John K. Lopez Award for distinguished services to the DVBE community Procurement Division, Eric Mandell
California Transportation Foundation CTF Transportation Award, Inland Empire Transportation Management Center Project Real Estate Services Division
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Association Design Project of the Year Award, Metropolitan State Hospital Central Kitchen, Los Angeles Real Estate Services Division
Green California Leadership Award Climate Change Award Real Estate Services Division, Professional Services Branch
Structural Engineers Association of Southern California Excellence in Structural Engineering Award, Inland Empire Transportation Management Center Project Real Estate Services Division

2011

Awarding Organization Award Recipient
HDI: The IT Service & Technical Support Community, Sacramento Chapter Desktop Support Analyst of the Year IT Service, Mina Auerbach
California State Bar Diversity Award Office of Administrative Hearings, Vallera Johnson, Administrative Law Judge II, San Diego Office
California Women Lawyers Woman of Achievement Office of Administrative Hearings, Susan Formaker, Presiding Administrative Law Judge, Los Angeles Office
California State Controller Excellence in Financial Reporting for Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Office of Public School Construction, Accounting
4th Annual San Joaquin Valley Public Contracting Expo President’s Appreciation Award Procurement Division, Danetta Jackson
California Black Chamber of Commerce Diversity and Procurement Leadership Award Procurement Division, Communications and Outreach Team
State Agency Recognition Awards Advocate Support Award Procurement Division, Catrina Blair
State Agency Recognition Awards State Agency Recognition Awards State, Calif. State and Consumer Services Agency Secretary’s Special Achievement Award Procurement Division, Michael Aguillio
State Information Officers Council Honorable Mentions, Photography and Video Production. Office of Public Affairs, Ken Hunt
State Information Officers Council Silver Award, News Release Office of Public Affairs
Building Design + Construction Building Team Bronze Award, Central Plant Project Real Estate Services Division
Design Build Institute of America, Western Pacific Region Regional Award for Civic Buildings, Central Plant Project Real Estate Services Division
Engineering News- Record, California Best Government/Public Building Project, Central Plant Project Real Estate Services Division
Green California Leadership Award for Energy Innovation Real Estate Services Division, Professional Services Branch
National Concrete Masonry Association Award of Excellence Winner Sustainability Category, Central Plant Project Real Estate Services Division
Sacramento Business Journal Best Utility Project, Central Plant Project Real Estate Services Division
SacTown Magazine Best of the City, Central Plant Project Real Estate Services Division
State Agency Recognition Awards Exceeding Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise and Small Business Participation Goals DGS Real Estate Services Division
State Agency Recognition Awards Small Business Advocate Innovation Award Real Estate Services Division, Molly Lovett
Sustainable Facilities Magazine Honorable Mention, Central Plant Project Real Estate Services Division
Western Council of Construction Consumers Notable Achievement Award, Office Buildings 8 & 9 Renovation Project Real Estate Services Division
Women's Transportation Seminar Society Innovative Transportation Solution Award, Inland Empire Transportation Management Center Project Real Estate Services Division

2010

Awarding Organization Award Recipient
International Partnering Institute Strategic Partnering Achievement Division of the State Architect
HDI: The IT Service & Technical Support Community, Sacramento Chapter 2010 Desktop Support Analyst of the Year IT Services, Ben Gomez
Central Valley DVBE Network Distinguished Service Award Procurement Division, Office of Small Business & DVBE Services and Communications & Outreach
Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce Government Agency of the Year Procurement Division
Latin Business Association Advocate of the Procurement Division
State Agency Recognition Awards California Department of Veterans Affairs John K. Lopez Award for Individual Excellence Procurement Division, Gloria Anderson
All-America Rose Selections Favorite Rose Gardens in the U.S., Capitol Rose Garden Real Estate Services Division
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute National Design Public/Institutional Project Over 10,000 Sq. Feet, CalTrans District 3 Project, Marysville Real Estate Services Division
State Agency Recognition Awards Calif. State and Consumer Services Agency Secretary’s Special Achievement Award, SB/DVBE Contracting, Real Estate Services Division
Steel Tank Institute Tank of the Year, Central Plant Project Real Estate Services Division

2009

Awarding Organization Award Recipient
National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary Fellowship Award Office of Administrative Hearings, Oakland
California State Bar Jurist of the Year Office of Administrative Hearings, Vallera Johnson, Administrative Law Judge II, San Diego Office/
California State Controller Excellence in Financial Reporting for FY 2008-2009 Office of Public School Construction, Accounting
California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Small Business Advocate of the Year Procurement Division, Angel Carrera
California Small Business Association & DVBE Alliance Small Business Advocates Innovation Award DGS Procurement Division
County of Los Angeles Dedicated Service Award Procurement Division, Danetta Jackson
Kern Minority Contractors Association and the San Joaquin Valley Black Contractors Association Award of Excellence, DBE/DVBE/SBE Empowerment Procurement Division, Danetta Jackson
Kern Minority Contractors Association and the San Joaquin Valley Black Contractors Association Award of Excellence , DBE/DVBE/SBE empowerment Procurement Division, Eric Mandell
Kern Minority Contractors Association and the San Joaquin Valley Black Contractors Association Award of Excellence, DBE/DVBE/SBE empowerment Procurement Division, Bill Rich
Regional Hispanic Institute “Mujer Excelencia en Abogar por Oportunidades” Award Procurement Division, Danetta Jackson
Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County Business Opportunity Award of Appreciation Procurement Division
California State Legislature, Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal “For hard work, dedication and exemplary contributions to the communities in which you live, serve, work and play.” Procurement Division, Danetta Jackson
Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Excellent Leadership and Continued Support Procurement Division, Danetta Jackson
Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Excellent Leadership and Continued Support Procurement Division, Tonia Burgess
U.S. House of Representatives, Laura Richardson “For demonstrating outstanding efforts to certify and educate Hispanic Business Community to do business with government agencies.” Procurement Division, Danetta Jackson
Applied Technology Council and Structural Engineering Institute Top Application of the Principles and Practice of Energy Dissipation Technology Over the Past Decade, Caltrans District 4 Building Seismic Retrofit Project Real Estate Services Division
Design Build Institute of America, Western Pacific Region Award for Public Sector Building Over $15M, Caltrans District 3, Marysville Project Real Estate Services Division
Liberty Mutual Group Silver Award for Safety Excellence, Central Plant Project Real Estate Services Division
Sika Sarnafil Corporation Contractor Project of the Year, Low Slope Category, Capitol Roof Project Real Estate Services Division

2008

Awarding Organization Award Recipient
California State Controller Excellence in Financial Reporting for Fiscal Year 2007- 2008 Office of Public School Construction, Accounting
California Black Chamber of Commerce Diversity and Procurement Outreach Award Procurement Division
Government Technology Conference West 2008 Government Solution Center, Innovative IT Solutions Procurement Division
Kern Minority Contractors Association and the San Joaquin Valley Black Contractors Association Public Agency Award, Dedication to DBE/DVBE/SBE Empowerment Procurement Division. Danetta Jackson
Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Providing Excellent Economic and Business Information Procurement Division, Eric Mandell
Business Environmental Resource Center Sacramento Sustainable Business Real Estate Services Division, FTB Campus
Concrete Masonry Design Honor Award, Sustainable Design, San Ysidro DMV Project Real Estate Services Division,
Green California Green Building Leadership Award, Capitol Area East End Complex Real Estate Services Division
San Diego Architectural Foundation Orchids Award, San Ysidro DMV Project Real Estate Services Division

2007

Awarding Organization Award Recipient
American Construction Inspectors Association Industry of the Year Award Division of the State Architect
California State Controller Excellence in Financial Reporting for Fiscal Year 2006-2007 Office of Public School Construction, Accounting
California Elite Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Organization (DVBE Elite) Advocate of the Year Procurement Division, Lori Okamoto
California Small Business Association & DVBE Alliance Leadership Award, Online Certification Program Procurement Division
United States Senate, Dianne Feinstein Certificate of Commendation, San Ysidro DMV Project Real Estate Services Division