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By DGS Public Affairs on 5/7/2013 7:31 AM
The next surplus state vehicle public auction will be on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 9 a.m. at the Department of General Services Office of Fleet and Asset Management auction yard, 5950 Chiles Road in Davis. 
By DGS Public Affairs on 4/17/2013 7:52 AM
photo of electric vehicle charging adaptor demo.At today’s quarterly meeting of the Department of General Services Partnership Council, representatives from 23 state agencies including Caltrans, DMV, CHP, Parks,and the Franchise Tax Board, were invited to learn more about the zero emission vehicles currently available on statewide contract. The DGS Office of Fleet & Asset Management had Nissan Leafs on display and available for test drives at DGS headquarters in West Sacramento. The Partnership Council brings DGS and its state agency customers together to discuss timely issues of mutual concern and to furnish current information and program updates.
By DGS Public Affairs on 2/5/2013 12:23 PM
electric vehicles only signGovernor Brown joined leaders from UPS, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Electric Vehicles International (EVI) today at a UPS Distribution Center in West Sacramento to mark the deployment of the company's zero-emission, all-electric delivery vehicle fleet—California's largest.
By DGS Public Affairs on 1/8/2013 6:03 AM
The next surplus state vehicle public auction will be on Wednesday, 1/09 at 9 a.m. at the Department of General Services Office of Fleet and Asset Management auction yard, 5950 Chiles Road in Davis.
By DGS Public Affairs on 12/20/2012 8:07 AM
The California Department of General Services (DGS) announced today,  the  delivery of 10 new Nissan Leaf zero-emission vehicles, which will replace 10 existing vehicles in the DGS daily rental fleet. DGS also debuted 24 electric vehicle charging stations now available at five locations in the Sacramento area, with plans to add nine additional stations in the DGS State Garages in the near future.
By DGS Public Affairs on 10/12/2012 6:54 AM
green fleet logo.The California Department of General Services (DGS) announced today that the California state vehicle fleet has been ranked as one of the Top 20 greenest government fleets in North America, placing 16th out of 55 fleets from state, federal and local governments.

"DGS is pleased to receive this recognition on behalf of the state of California fleet in acknowledgement of the state’s extraordinary efforts to reduce overall petroleum consumption and to increase its use of alternative fuels,” said DGS Director Fred Klass.

By DGS Public Affairs on 10/8/2012 6:14 AM
Line of CarsSurplus state vehicle public auction is Wed., 10/10 at 9 a.m. at the Department of General Services Office of Fleet & Asset Management auction yard, 5950 Chiles Road in Davis.
By DGS Public Affairs on 8/27/2012 7:00 AM
photo of state surplus vehicle auction itemsSurplus state vehicle public auction is Wed., 8/29 at 9 a.m. at the Department of General Services Office of Fleet & Asset Management auction yard, 5950 Chiles Road in Davis. Auction is located behind the CalFire equipment facility.  Public viewing and registration starts at 7:30 a.m.


See list of available items for sale.
By DGS Public Affairs on 6/5/2012 5:12 AM
photo of fuel nozzle and carThe Department of General Services has directed that all state agencies and departments maximize the use of alternative fuels and cut petroleum consumption within their respective vehicle fleets.
By DGS Public Affairs on 5/21/2012 5:54 AM
photo of oil change dipstickThe Department of General Services has directed all state agencies with fleet vehicles to use reused and remanufactured auto parts in order to cut repair costs, and to use re-refined or synthetic lubricants to reduce the state’s need for petroleum products. Both practices are also good for the environment.

Using reconditioned, previously used, and/or remanufactured parts will help reduce the cost of keeping the vehicle fleet in good operating condition, extend the life of the fleet, and protect the environment through recycling.
By DGS Public Affairs on 5/15/2012 4:13 AM
The Department of General Services announced today that it has centralized its fleet management services; closing garages and offices in Fresno, Los Angeles, Oakland and San Diego and moving operations to the State Garage on 1416 Tenth St. in Sacramento.  DGS has also eliminated preventative maintenance in its Sacramento garage.  The moves will help the department save more than $2 million annually.
By DGS Public Affairs on 4/25/2012 8:26 AM
Photof of white carAs part of its continuing commitment to help state government cut operating costs and lessen its impact on the environment, the Department of General Services has announced that solar reflective colors, such as white, silver metallic or gold metallic, are now mandatory whenever a state agency or department acquires light-duty vehicles.

Solar reflective colors help keep vehicle interiors cooler which means the air conditioning system does not have to work as hard. That cuts fuel consumption and reduces climate changing emissions.
By DGS Public Affairs on 2/24/2012 11:54 AM
Photo of surplus computersState agencies have a new way to dispose of surplus computers and other surplus information technology equipment for re-use.

Legislation signed by Governor Brown authorizes agencies to make their old equipment available for sale to qualified, non-profit Public Computer Centers at less than fair market value.

This type of surplus equipment is often still functional and is typically donated to public schools or sold at public auctions.
By DGS Public Affairs on 2/23/2012 8:01 AM
box containing snow globesDGS recently held its first state surplus property auction of the New Year at its Sacramento warehouse. The auction helps to maximize the re-use of state property and generate revenue for the state. Nearly 300 members of the public were registered as bidders at the auction which resulted in sales of nearly $96,000.
By DGS Public Affairs on 12/19/2011 6:35 AM
state surplus property warehouse entranceDGS held one of its regularly scheduled state surplus property auctions at its Sacramento warehouse on December 3, 2011.  Several hundred members of the public attended the auction which resulted in the sale of 918 out of 928 lots of surplus property ranging from surplus cellular phones and computers to office furniture and items confiscated by the federal Transportation Safety Authority at various California airports.