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: Buildings / Construction / State Property Management


P5 Bureau of the State House

P6 Operational Services Division

P7 Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance

P8 Designer Selection Board

P9 Bid Room


P5 Bureau of the State House
Executive Office for Administration and Finance
State House, Room 1
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02133
Tel: 617-727-1100
24/7 Emergency Tel: 617-727-1000 ( help)
www.mass.gov/bsb/

The Bureau of the State House charter and mission is described in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 8. It is the specific responsibility of the Bureau to provide a safe, secure workplace and visitor destination ensuring that all users of this building have a pleasant secure, safe and healthy environment. The Bureau maintains and manages the State House recognizing that it functions as a place of business, museum of art and history, as well as a site for public congregation. The bureau oversees the following offices:

State House ADA Coordinator
State House Room 1
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02133
Tel: 617-727-1100, ext. 35502

State House DCR Rangers
State House Room 5
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02133
24/7 Recorded Line: 617-727-1188

State House Event Scheduling
State House Room 1
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02133
Tel: 617-727-1100, ext. 35532

State House Safety Department
State House Room 13
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02133
Tel: 617-727-1100, ext. 35530


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/

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 fleet operations and surplus personal property disposition. 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 COMMBUYS, which allows businesses online access to all of the information necessary to bid on many state contracts. 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. Additionally, OSD oversees the Commonwealth Print Services office that offers printing services to all state agencies as well as to the general public.

COMMBUYS
One Congress Street Suite 114
Boston, MA 02109
Tel: 617-720-3197
Toll Free: 1-888-MASS-STATE (627-8283)
www.mass.gov/osd/commbuys
E-mail: commbuys@.state.ma.us

Commonwealth Print Services
One Ashburton Place, Plaza Level, Room P11
Tel: 617-720-3340
www.mass.gov/osd
E-mail: cps@state.ma.us


P7 Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM)
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/dcamm/
E-mail: info.dcamm@state.ma.us

Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance 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 Office of Planning, Design and Construction, Real Estate Management, Leasing and 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. The Office of Finance and Administration is responsible for the fiscal and administrative operations of DCAMM. Finance and Administration manages the spending on all projects at the agency and maintains the Division's daily operational expenses. 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 DCAMM 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. Other projects include preventative maintenance and emergency repairs, energy conservation and other efficiency improvements. Recently, DCAMM has taken on the day-to-day operations of the state office buildings: Charles F. Hurly; Erich Lindemann; John W. McCormack as well as the state office building in Springfield and Pittsfield from the former Bureau of State Office Buildings.


P8 Designer Selection Board
Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance
One Ashburton Place, 10th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: 617-727-4046
Fax: 617-727-0112
www.mass.gov/dcam/
E-mail: info.dsb@massmail.state.ma.us

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 and Maintenance
One Ashburton Place, Room 107
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: 617-727-4003
www.mass.gov/dcam/
E-mail: bid.room.dcamm@state.ma.us

The Bid Room is responsible for the public bidding of all construction projects under the jurisdiction of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance. 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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