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SACRAMENTO — The Office of Public School Construction’s (OPSC) Executive Officer Lisa Silverman joined local officials in a ribbon-cutting ceremony today for the John Muir Elementary School in Glendale, California.The new building was completed using local bond funds and state School Facility Program Overcrowding Relief Grant funding. The project received approximately $3.7 million in state funding from the State Allocation Board.The project increased the usable outdoor play are...
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Sacramento, CA – The State Allocation Board (SAB) announced today that it has awarded approximately $191 million for school construction projects throughout the state. These awards are a result of the voters’ approval of Proposition 51 in November 2016 that provided an additional $7 billion to the School Facility Program (SFP).
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SACRAMENTO - The California Department of General Services (DGS) and SMUD today announced an agreement for DGS to receive over 50 percent of its electricity needs in SMUD’s service territory via a 20-year Large Commercial SolarShare® agreement.
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SACRAMENTO —The California Department of General Services (DGS) today announced the selection of a Design-Build team to construct a new office building in downtown Sacramento on the block of 7th and 8th Streets and O and P Streets. The building is part of the department’s 10-year sequencing plan for the renovation or replacement of state facilities in the Sacramento area.Turner Construction was selected as the general contractor for the project. They are partnered with the design fir...
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SACRAMENTO – As a symbol of California’s commitment to the environment and combatting climate change, the Department of General Services (DGS), in cooperation with the California Legislature’s Joint Rules Committee, will turn off the State Capitol dome lights for one hour this Saturday, March 25 to observe Earth Hour. Lights on the dome will go dark from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.The State Capitol will join other iconic buildings and landmarks around the world that will switch o...
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At a Glance

Division of the State Architect

The Division of the State Architect provides design and construction oversight for state-owned facilities and public schools.

Facilities Management Division

The Facilities Management Division provides building management and administration, operations, maintenance, and repair services to support the state's real estate assets.

Office of Administrative Hearings

The Office of Administrative Hearings hears administrative disputes for state, local and county agencies, including special education due process hearings and mediations for school districts and parents of children with special education needs.
  • Office of Administrative Hearings at a glance.
  • Learn more about OAH.

Office of Fleet and Asset Management

The Office of Fleet and Asset Management oversees the state’s vehicle fleet, rental cars, parking facilities and surplus auctions.

Office of Public School Construction

The Office of Public School Construction facilitates the processing of School Facility Program construction applications to make voter-approved state bond matching funds available to qualifying school districts. The office implements and administers the $35 billion voter-approved program.

Office of State Publishing

The Office of State Publishing provides innovative printing and communication solutions and services to state, federal, county and city agencies.

Procurement Division

The Procurement Division oversees policies and procedures used by all state agencies in their purchasing and contracting activities. It develops innovative procurement solutions including statewide contracts, purchasing portals, and end-user training enabling state agencies to acquire the goods and services needed to serve the people of California.

Real Estate Services Division

The Real Estate Services Division is a full-service real estate organization. Its highest priority is to provide the highest level of customer service in fulfilling state agencies’ facility and real property needs.

Reporter's Guide to DGS

View answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions from reporters regarding many of DGS’ major responsibilities: A Reporter's Guide to DGS.

Ziggurat Building Photography

Guidelines

The DGS Office of Public Affairs is responsible for considering requests by professional photographers/videographers who desire access to the Ziggurat building’s 8th floor, northeast balcony in West Sacramento. DGS requires that a photographer is either on assignment from a bona fide news media outlet, or if not a photojournalist, that the photographer maintains a commercial website and/or provides verifiable references. 

Time frames: Photo shoots are limited to 30 minutes during business hours from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, excluding holidays, as our schedule and the meeting room adjacent to the balcony in question allow. DGS public affairs staff will escort photographers into and out of the building and will stay with them throughout the shoot. For photography shoots after business hours, some photographers have chosen to set-up their equipment on the balcony for time-lapse shooting prior to 4:30 p.m. on a business day, they then retrieve their equipment on the next business day. DGS assumes no responsibility for any equipment left unattended in the building. Contact our office at least five working days prior to the proposed day and time of the photography shoot.  Contact: dgspublicaffairs@dgs.ca.gov.

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