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More than 365 Vehicles to be Available at June Commonwealth Auction

In-person preview runs from Friday, June 14th through Monday, June 17th

Shapiro Administration Launches Initiative to Purchase More Products from Pennsylvania-Based Small Businesses

The initiative with Amazon Business will boost the Commonwealth’s support of small businesses while promoting economic growth and diversity in the supply chain.

Shapiro Administration Launches Mentor-Protégé Program to Help Small Businesses Compete for Commonwealth Contracting Opportunities​

The program pairs experienced prime contractors with small businesses, small diverse businesses, and veteran business enterprises to develop their technical and administrative capabilities and ultimately help them secure more opportunities with the Commonwealth.

Pennsylvania Capitol Police Seeks Public Comment on Delivery of Services

The public is encouraged to make comments as part of the Capitol Police's reaccreditation process here.

DGS Renegotiates Road Salt Contract, Saves Taxpayers Nearly $15 Million

The Bureau of Procurement successfully renegotiated its COSTARS-enabled Sodium Chloride (road salt) contract that gives local public procurement units the opportunity to take advantage of the contract, receiving the same pricing and terms and conditions as state agencies.<br><br>DGS invites COSTARS members to participate in the road salt contract for the approaching August 2024 – July 2025 season and submit a new participation agreement.

Department of General Services Announces Capitol East Wing Renovation Project Construction to Commence in July 2024 with Anticipated August 2025 Completion

The project will install a grand staircase to replace the existing escalators, add a large ADA-compliant group elevator, and update lighting and exhaust systems in the rotunda and cafeteria and is expected to be complete by August 2025.

Pennsylvania Capitol Police Swear In Three New Officers, Launch Statewide Marketing Campaign to Recruit More Public Servants

Today&#39;s swearing-in ceremony brings the total of sworn officers in the Capitol Police to 84.

Following Governor Shapiro's Executive Order, DGS Updates the Commonwealth's Small Business Definition By Raising Revenue Limit Threshold to Open More Doors of Opportunity for Small and Small Diverse Businesses

With the implementation of Executive Order 2023-18, the Department of General Services has raised the revenue limit threshold from $38.5 million to $47 million so more small businesses can qualify and seek state contracting opportunities.<br><br>By raising the revenue cap, the Commonwealth is aligning with the Small Business Administration’s revenue threshold for small businesses – and Governor Shapiro has supported legislation that increases the number of employees a business can have to qualify as a small business.

Commonwealth Sets Record, Spends More Than $1 Billion with Small and Small Diverse Businesses for First Time Ever

The Department of General Services releases annual small business opportunities program report, highlighting record spend with small and small diverse businesses and increased economic impact during the 2022-23 fiscal year.<br><br>Opening up new doors of opportunity for small and small diverse businesses is a top priority for the Shapiro-Davis Administration – and DGS will continue to work with Commonwealth agencies to make the state&#39;s procurement process more accessible.