Pennsylvania Department of General Services

Pennsylvania Department of General Services At DGS, our mission is to help government operate more efficiently, effectively, and safely – delivering exceptional value for all Pennsylvanians.​

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The DGS Bureau of Vehicle Management telematics installation on the state fleet continues to be a success!In fuel costs ...
09/10/2021

The DGS Bureau of Vehicle Management telematics installation on the state fleet continues to be a success!

In fuel costs alone, vehicles with telematics installed showed more than a 245,000-gallon reduction in fuel usage resulting in more than $675,000 in savings, and those savings continue to grow!

This improvement is also averaging nearly $30,000/month in repair avoidance thanks to telematics notifications and our estimate verification processes.

For more info on BVM, including upcoming Auto Auction details, visit https://www.dgs.pa.gov/Vehicle-Management/InformationForPublic/Pages/default.aspx

The DGS Bureau of Vehicle Management telematics installation on the state fleet continues to be a success!

In fuel costs alone, vehicles with telematics installed showed more than a 245,000-gallon reduction in fuel usage resulting in more than $675,000 in savings, and those savings continue to grow!

This improvement is also averaging nearly $30,000/month in repair avoidance thanks to telematics notifications and our estimate verification processes.

For more info on BVM, including upcoming Auto Auction details, visit https://www.dgs.pa.gov/Vehicle-Management/InformationForPublic/Pages/default.aspx

📢 The 2021-2022 Sodium Chloride (Bulk Road Salt) Contract Will be Announced Soon!The 2021-2022 road salt contract is exp...
09/07/2021

📢 The 2021-2022 Sodium Chloride (Bulk Road Salt) Contract Will be Announced Soon!

The 2021-2022 road salt contract is expected to be awarded by the end of September, and The COSTARS team will send an announcement by email as soon as the contract is available.

Haven’t checked our NEWSFLASH panel in the COSTARS Members Area for a while? The Current News section is where you can always locate the most current salt contract as well as other important information for your quick access.

🚨 The 2020-2021 salt contract has been extended for purchasing by participants to meet the 2020-2021 60% minimum requirement. Orders made on this contract will not apply towards your 60% salt agreement required for the 2021-2022 contract. Please direct questions regarding potential 2020-2021 ordering shortfalls directly to your salt-assigned supplier.

📢 The 2021-2022 Sodium Chloride (Bulk Road Salt) Contract Will be Announced Soon!

The 2021-2022 road salt contract is expected to be awarded by the end of September, and The COSTARS team will send an announcement by email as soon as the contract is available.

Haven’t checked our NEWSFLASH panel in the COSTARS Members Area for a while? The Current News section is where you can always locate the most current salt contract as well as other important information for your quick access.

🚨 The 2020-2021 salt contract has been extended for purchasing by participants to meet the 2020-2021 60% minimum requirement. Orders made on this contract will not apply towards your 60% salt agreement required for the 2021-2022 contract. Please direct questions regarding potential 2020-2021 ordering shortfalls directly to your salt-assigned supplier.

DGS is hiring for two positions (info below). Come join the team and apply today!Design Project ManagerDo you enjoy lead...
09/03/2021

DGS is hiring for two positions (info below). Come join the team and apply today!

Design Project Manager
Do you enjoy leading teams in the planning and design of facilities and infrastructure projects? If you answered yes, The Department of General Services (DGS) wants to speak to you! Come join our team and manage a variety of renovation and new construction projects that support the Commonwealth's Capitol complex, universities, hospitals, museums, correctional institutions, national guard readiness centers, state police and parks and forests throughout Pennsylvania.

We offer an excellent salary and competitive state benefits package including comprehensive family health insurance, dental, vision, hearing aid benefits, life insurance coverage, an excellent vacation, sick, and holiday leave package, and generous retirement options.

Apply today at
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau/jobs/3207005/design-project-manager


Strategic Planner (Design and Construction Portfolio Manager)
Are you experienced with project management and complex capital project planning? Does helping Commonwealth of PA agencies align their facility needs with their mission, vision, and values sound like an exciting career move? If so, the Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS) wants to speak with you! Apply today!

We offer an excellent salary and competitive state benefits package including comprehensive family health insurance, dental, vision, hearing aid benefits, life insurance coverage, an excellent vacation, sick, and holiday leave package, and generous retirement options.

Apply today at
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau/jobs/3212161/strategic-planner

DGS is hiring for two positions (info below). Come join the team and apply today!

Design Project Manager
Do you enjoy leading teams in the planning and design of facilities and infrastructure projects? If you answered yes, The Department of General Services (DGS) wants to speak to you! Come join our team and manage a variety of renovation and new construction projects that support the Commonwealth's Capitol complex, universities, hospitals, museums, correctional institutions, national guard readiness centers, state police and parks and forests throughout Pennsylvania.

We offer an excellent salary and competitive state benefits package including comprehensive family health insurance, dental, vision, hearing aid benefits, life insurance coverage, an excellent vacation, sick, and holiday leave package, and generous retirement options.

Apply today at
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau/jobs/3207005/design-project-manager


Strategic Planner (Design and Construction Portfolio Manager)
Are you experienced with project management and complex capital project planning? Does helping Commonwealth of PA agencies align their facility needs with their mission, vision, and values sound like an exciting career move? If so, the Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS) wants to speak with you! Apply today!

We offer an excellent salary and competitive state benefits package including comprehensive family health insurance, dental, vision, hearing aid benefits, life insurance coverage, an excellent vacation, sick, and holiday leave package, and generous retirement options.

Apply today at
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau/jobs/3212161/strategic-planner

#ICYMI Comirnaty (Pfizer) received full FDA approval last week. If you've been waiting for an FDA-approved vaccine to ge...
09/02/2021

#ICYMI Comirnaty (Pfizer) received full FDA approval last week. If you've been waiting for an FDA-approved vaccine to get vaccinated, it's here, so get vaccinated now! Find a location near you: vaccines.gov

#ICYMI Comirnaty (Pfizer) received full FDA approval last week. If you've been waiting for an FDA-approved vaccine to get vaccinated, it's here, so get vaccinated now! Find a location near you: vaccines.gov

COSTARS online training center is available around the clock for members and suppliers! To visit our COSTARS online Trai...
08/31/2021

COSTARS online training center is available around the clock for members and suppliers!

To visit our COSTARS online Training Centers for step-by-step instruction on various COSTARS processes, follow the below instructions at dgs.pa.gov/costars

Members > Member Information > Members Area > Training Center

Suppliers > Select from the drop-down menu in the top right-hand corner of the page to choose your preferred style of learning.

COSTARS online training center is available around the clock for members and suppliers!

To visit our COSTARS online Training Centers for step-by-step instruction on various COSTARS processes, follow the below instructions at dgs.pa.gov/costars

Members > Member Information > Members Area > Training Center

Suppliers > Select from the drop-down menu in the top right-hand corner of the page to choose your preferred style of learning.

For the second consecutive year, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has been nationally recognized with the Electronic Pro...
08/26/2021

For the second consecutive year, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has been nationally recognized with the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, or EPEAT, Purchaser Award for its commitment to preserving the environment through the purchase of nearly 67,400 units of sustainable electronics!

The commonwealth was one of only eight states recognized with the 2021 EPEAT Purchaser Award.

EPEAT is a resource administered by the Green Electronics Council where organizations can find or promote electronic products that meet certain environmental performance criteria.

More info is available at: https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/DGS_details.aspx?newsid=154

For the second consecutive year, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has been nationally recognized with the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, or EPEAT, Purchaser Award for its commitment to preserving the environment through the purchase of nearly 67,400 units of sustainable electronics!

The commonwealth was one of only eight states recognized with the 2021 EPEAT Purchaser Award.

EPEAT is a resource administered by the Green Electronics Council where organizations can find or promote electronic products that meet certain environmental performance criteria.

More info is available at: https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/DGS_details.aspx?newsid=154

Registration will open soon for this four-day VIRTUAL networking and educational event for public procurement profession...
08/24/2021

Registration will open soon for this four-day VIRTUAL networking and educational event for public procurement professionals being held over two weeks!

Keep your eye on our 2021 PA Procurement Expo event page for more information.

Registration will open soon for this four-day VIRTUAL networking and educational event for public procurement professionals being held over two weeks!

Keep your eye on our 2021 PA Procurement Expo event page for more information.

🚗 Individuals interested in purchasing a quality used vehicle will have the opportunity to do so as 270 vehicles will be...
08/19/2021

🚗 Individuals interested in purchasing a quality used vehicle will have the opportunity to do so as 270 vehicles will be up for public purchase at the Commonwealth’s August Auction on Tuesday, August 24, at 10:00 a.m. at Manheim Keystone Pennsylvania, 488 Firehouse Road, Grantville!

The August auction is the fourth of six auctions planned for 2021. More information on this auction, registration information, payment conditions and a complete listing of vehicles is available at https://www.dgs.pa.gov/Vehicle-Management/InformationForPublic/Pages/default.aspx.

🚗 Individuals interested in purchasing a quality used vehicle will have the opportunity to do so as 270 vehicles will be up for public purchase at the Commonwealth’s August Auction on Tuesday, August 24, at 10:00 a.m. at Manheim Keystone Pennsylvania, 488 Firehouse Road, Grantville!

The August auction is the fourth of six auctions planned for 2021. More information on this auction, registration information, payment conditions and a complete listing of vehicles is available at https://www.dgs.pa.gov/Vehicle-Management/InformationForPublic/Pages/default.aspx.

Think “Powered Airport Support Ground Equipment” under the COSTARS-25 Municipal Work Vehicles contract is the only produ...
08/17/2021

Think “Powered Airport Support Ground Equipment” under the COSTARS-25 Municipal Work Vehicles contract is the only product category option for you? Fasten your seatbelts and turn off all mobile devices - COSTARS offers products and services for your facility from janitorial products, office technology & supplies, maintenance and repair equipment & supplies, emergency fire suppression equipment, uniforms, and much more!

Put your seat backs in a relaxed position and let us serve your #airport procurement needs.

Visit www.dgs.pa.gov/COSTARS to learn more about the program and the variety of contracts available to members.

Think “Powered Airport Support Ground Equipment” under the COSTARS-25 Municipal Work Vehicles contract is the only product category option for you? Fasten your seatbelts and turn off all mobile devices - COSTARS offers products and services for your facility from janitorial products, office technology & supplies, maintenance and repair equipment & supplies, emergency fire suppression equipment, uniforms, and much more!

Put your seat backs in a relaxed position and let us serve your #airport procurement needs.

Visit www.dgs.pa.gov/COSTARS to learn more about the program and the variety of contracts available to members.

👀 Coming soon: PA CareerLink® Day - #PACLdayWhat's PA CareerLink® Day?A statewide event encouraging PA’ians to participa...
08/11/2021

👀 Coming soon: PA CareerLink® Day - #PACLday
What's PA CareerLink® Day?

A statewide event encouraging PA’ians to participate in FREE events + resources to join the #WorkforceInPA

More info: bit.ly/2VCgXHq

👀 Coming soon: PA CareerLink® Day - #PACLday
What's PA CareerLink® Day?

A statewide event encouraging PA’ians to participate in FREE events + resources to join the #WorkforceInPA

More info: bit.ly/2VCgXHq

The COSTARS Team Wishes PA State Association of Township Supervisors a very happy 100th anniversary! We thank you for be...
08/10/2021

The COSTARS Team Wishes PA State Association of Township Supervisors a very happy 100th anniversary!

We thank you for being such a great partner and for helping to preserve and strengthen Pennsylvania’s township governments since 1921. We’re looking forward to the next 100 years!

For more info on COSTARS, visits dgs.pa.gov/COSTARS

The COSTARS Team Wishes PA State Association of Township Supervisors a very happy 100th anniversary!

We thank you for being such a great partner and for helping to preserve and strengthen Pennsylvania’s township governments since 1921. We’re looking forward to the next 100 years!

For more info on COSTARS, visits dgs.pa.gov/COSTARS

Freshwater is essential for life. Without it, humans, animals, plant life, and all living organisms could not survive. C...
08/03/2021

Freshwater is essential for life. Without it, humans, animals, plant life, and all living organisms could not survive. COSTARS members, why not contact one of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's six regional offices to pair up with them to promote an environmental topic of interest to your community through DEP Connects?

DEP regional offices can be found at: https://www.dep.pa.gov/About/Regional/Pages/Office-Locations.aspx
DEP Connects info: https://www.dep.pa.gov/About/Regional/DEPConnects/Pages/default.aspx

Visit www.dgs.pa.gov/COSTARS for more information on the COSTARS program.

Freshwater is essential for life. Without it, humans, animals, plant life, and all living organisms could not survive. COSTARS members, why not contact one of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's six regional offices to pair up with them to promote an environmental topic of interest to your community through DEP Connects?

DEP regional offices can be found at: https://www.dep.pa.gov/About/Regional/Pages/Office-Locations.aspx
DEP Connects info: https://www.dep.pa.gov/About/Regional/DEPConnects/Pages/default.aspx

Visit www.dgs.pa.gov/COSTARS for more information on the COSTARS program.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please get tested for the virus – especially if you have been in contact w...
07/28/2021

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please get tested for the virus – especially if you have been in contact with someone who has been infected. For those who are fully vaccinated, the CDC guidance only recommends you get tested if you’ve had a known exposure to someone with COVID-19.

For more about COVID-19 symptoms and to find testing sites near you, visit PA.GOV/COVID.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please get tested for the virus – especially if you have been in contact with someone who has been infected. For those who are fully vaccinated, the CDC guidance only recommends you get tested if you’ve had a known exposure to someone with COVID-19.

For more about COVID-19 symptoms and to find testing sites near you, visit PA.GOV/COVID.

Did you know the perforated toilet paper roll using a dispenser was first made popular in 1890 in Philadelphia, PA by th...
07/20/2021

Did you know the perforated toilet paper roll using a dispenser was first made popular in 1890 in Philadelphia, PA by the marketing efforts of Irvin & Clarence Scott of the Scott Paper Company?

COSTARS-authorized suppliers on contracts COSTARS-5 Janitorial Supplies, COSTARS-11 and contract 4400004306 Supplies Manufactured & Services Performed by Persons with Disabilities (“UniqueSource”) have paper products and other toiletry supplies.

Visit www.dgs.pa.gov/COSTARS > Members Area to search suppliers, products, and pricing.

Did you know the perforated toilet paper roll using a dispenser was first made popular in 1890 in Philadelphia, PA by the marketing efforts of Irvin & Clarence Scott of the Scott Paper Company?

COSTARS-authorized suppliers on contracts COSTARS-5 Janitorial Supplies, COSTARS-11 and contract 4400004306 Supplies Manufactured & Services Performed by Persons with Disabilities (“UniqueSource”) have paper products and other toiletry supplies.

Visit www.dgs.pa.gov/COSTARS > Members Area to search suppliers, products, and pricing.

Did you know the Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion, and Small Business Opportunities (BDISBO) offers a Mentor-Protégé Progr...
07/15/2021

Did you know the Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion, and Small Business Opportunities (BDISBO) offers a Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP)?

This program is meant to enhance the ability of Small Diverse Businesses (SDBs) to compete for Commonwealth non-highway capital construction and supplies and services procurement opportunities. The program expands BDISBO’s efforts to identify and respond to the developmental needs of SDBs.

For info on how you can become involved, visit: https://www.dgs.pa.gov/Small%20Diverse%20Business%20Program/Pages/Mentor-Protege-Program.aspx

Did you know the Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion, and Small Business Opportunities (BDISBO) offers a Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP)?

This program is meant to enhance the ability of Small Diverse Businesses (SDBs) to compete for Commonwealth non-highway capital construction and supplies and services procurement opportunities. The program expands BDISBO’s efforts to identify and respond to the developmental needs of SDBs.

For info on how you can become involved, visit: https://www.dgs.pa.gov/Small%20Diverse%20Business%20Program/Pages/Mentor-Protege-Program.aspx

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