Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Citizens' Guide to State Services

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William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
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State Administration/Revenue: Central Services / Construction / Real Property Management


P5 Bureau of State Office Buildings

P6 Operational Services Division

P7 Division of Capital Asset Management

P8 Designer Selection Board

P9 Bid Room and Contractor Certification


P5 Bureau of State Office Buildings (BSOB)
Executive Office for Administration and Finance
One Ashburton Place, Room 107
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: 617-727-1100
Tel: 617-727-1000 (24-hour emergency help)
www.mass.gov/bsb/

The operation and maintenance of the State House, McCormack, the Hurley Buildings, and the Lindemann Mental Health Center, as well as the state office buildings in Springfield and Pittsfield, Massachusetts, are responsibilities of this bureau. This Bureau is organized into four divisions: State House Operations, Operations and Engineering, Safety, Security and Parking, and Administration.

State Building Superintendent Locations:

State House
24 Beacon Street
Boston
Tel: 617-727-1100

Charles F. Hurley Building
19 Staniford Street
Boston
Tel: 617-727-1100

Erich Lindemann Building
25 Staniford Street
Boston
Tel: 617-626-8637

Pittsfield State Office Building
333 East Street, Room 107
Pittsfield
Tel: 413-442-1893

Springfield State OfficeBuilding
165 Liberty Street
Springfield
Tel: (617) 727-1100


P6 Operational Services Division (OSD)
Executive Office for Administration and Finance
One Ashburton Place, Room 1017
Boston, MA 02108-1552
Tel: 617-720-3300
TTY: 617-727-2716
Fax: 617-727-4527
www.mass.gov/osd/

Comm-Pass Helpline: 617-720-3197, or 1-888-MASS-STATE (627-8283)
www.comm-pass.com/
E-mail: comm-pass@osd.state.ma.us 

Commonwealth Print Services
One Ashburton Place, Plaza Level, Room P11: 617-720-3340

Operational Services Division facilitates and audits the acquisition of commodities, professional, general, human and social services that support the socio-economic goals of the Commonwealth including disadvantaged business, environmental, and other programs that are in the best interest of the Commonwealth. Additionally, OSD has the responsibility for the administration of printing, fleet operations and surplus personal property disposition. The division is under the direction of the Purchasing Agent. (The acquisition of goods and services is subject to publication requirements in the Goods and Services Bulletin as specified in state regulations. For further information, see State Publications and Regulations Division. It also manages the Comm-PASS, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Procurement Access and Solicitation System, which allows businesses online access to all of the information necessary to bid on many state contracts. Formerly the Purchase of Services Program, the Procurement Information Center is responsible for contracted Human and Social Services, which is overseen by the Operational Services Division. The State Surplus Property Program regulates the transfer of surplus personal property (office equipment, computers. vehicles) to departments, political subdivisions and non-profit organizations. It also oversees the sale of this property to the general public. In addition to regulating the transfer of personal property, this office oversees the transfer of available federal surplus property to state and local agencies.


P7 Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM)
Executive Office for Administration and Finance
One Ashburton Place, 15th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: 617-727-4050
Fax: 617-727-5363
www.mass.gov/dcam/
E-mail: info.dcam@state.ma.us

Division of Capital Asset Management is responsible for planning, design, property management, facilities maintenance, and supervision of construction, acquisition, renovation, repair, and demolition of public buildings of the state and its counties. Agencies in the division are: the Offices of Planning, Design and Construction, Real Estate Management, Leasing and State Office Planning, Finance and Administration and the Bid Room. The Office of the General, Council, performs all legal functions and services related to state building projects and real estate development as well as managing projects under the Governor's Clean State Initiative, which can be reached at 617-727-4053. The Office of Finance and Administration is responsible for the fiscal and administrative operations of DCAM. Finance and Administration manages the spending on all projects at the agency and maintains the Division's daily operational expenses. Additional responsibilities include development of five-year capital spending plans for our client-agencies, management of DCAM�s human resource functions, and administration of construction and architectural contracts for state design and construction work. The Office of Real Estate Management is responsible for many of the state's real property functions, which include the purchase, sale, and maintenance of land, buildings, and facilities. After real property of a state agency is declared surplus to the agency's needs and the needs of its secretariat, the Division of Capital Asset Management declares it to be surplus to the Commonwealth and oversees its disposition. The office works closely with cities and towns to plan the reuse of surplus properties. The Office of Leasing and Planning is responsible for handling all properties leased by the state. It works with client agencies to determine their current and future needs for leased space and assists them in procuring space from private and public commercial property owners. The Office of Planning, Design and Construction manages the design and construction process for all state building projects. In this capacity, it oversees architectural and engineering firms, as well as general contractors who perform work on both new construction projects and building repairs. New construction projects include courthouses, correctional facilities, and state and community college buildings. Other projects include preventative maintenance and emergency repairs, energy conservation and other efficiency improvements. The specific advertisement and selection procedures are set out in detail in MGL Ch. 7:38A1/2-38O.


P8 Designer Selection Board
Division of Capital Asset Management
Executive Office for Administration and Finance
One Ashburton Place, Room 1004
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: 617-727-4046
Fax: 617-727-0112
www.mass.gov/dcam/

The Designer Selection Board is an autonomous eleven member board that selects designers for public building construction throughout the Commonwealth. Eight members are appointed by the Governor, three of whom are registered architects, three registered engineers, and two representatives of the public who are not architect designers, engineers, or construction contractors. Three additional members are appointed by professional societies. Architects, engineers, planners, construction managers, and related construction industry consultants who wish to be considered for appointment as program consultants, designers, or construction managers on state projects under the jurisdiction of the Designer Selection Board must submit current credentials.


P9 Bid Room and Contractor Certification
Division of Capital Asset Management
Executive Office for Administration and Finance
One Ashburton Place, Room 107
Boston, MA 02108
Bid Room: 617-727-4003
Contractor Certification/Pre-Qualification: 617-727-9320
www.mass.gov/dcam/

The Bid Room is responsible for the public bidding of all construction projects under the jurisdiction of the Division of Capital Asset Management. Contractors wishing to submit prime bids on public building projects estimated to cost more than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for the construction, reconstruction, installation, demolition, maintenance, or repair of any publicly owned building must first be certified by the Division of Capital Asset Management. Certification is not required for filed sub-bids.


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