interagency support

California Department of General Services

The California Department of General Services (DGS) is a state government agency in the executive branch of the government of California in the United States. It provides a large number of services to other agencies in the government of California, playing a role that is similar to that played by the General Services Administration for the federal government of the United States.

DGS is located at The Ziggurat in West Sacramento, a city contiguous with California's state capital but separated by the Sacramento River.


The most important responsibility of DGS is acquiring, caring for, and disposing of state property, including state buildings and the state vehicle fleet.

It also provides services like: administrative hearings, human resources administration, insurance, procurement and acquisition, publishing, real estate management and design, telecommunications, transportation, funding for the construction of schools, records management, training, and videoconferencing.

Offices and divisions

The agency is organized into six divisions and 23 offices, and employs more than 4,000 employeees. It has a budget in excess of half a billion dollars.

  • Administrative Hearings
  • Executive Office
  • Fiscal Services
  • Fleet Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Interagency Support Division
  • Legal Services
  • Legislation
  • Procurement
  • Public School Construction
  • Real Estate Services
  • Risk and Insurance Management
  • Small Business and DVBE Services
  • State Architect
  • State Publishing
  • Statewide Property Inventory
  • Telecommunications


The Procurement Division serves as the purchasing function for many State agencies and departments and awards contracts on their behalf.

It buys virtually everything the state government needs with the exception of:

  • public works, construction or repairs;
  • personal services, technical services, rentals or leases -- with the exception of certain acquisitions.

Contracts and leases are mostly awarded by individual state agencies.

The Procurement Division also delegates procurement authority to certain agencies and departments which then have the authority to place contracts on their own behalf.

In 2004, DGS became part of the Governor's Green Building Initiative per Executive Order S-20-04 which calls for public buildings to be 20 percent more energy efficient by 2015.

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