October 11, 2016
April 18, 2016
Virginia’s State Laboratory receives CDC approval to begin testing for Zika virus
Decision America Tour Event to Impact Capitol Square, Close Some Nearby Roads
RICHMOND – Department of General Services Director Chris Beschler announced today that some areas of Capitol Square will be impacted Wednesday due to an event on the Square.
August 24, 2016
State Agencies, Localities Benefit from Deeply Discounted Surplus Items from Fort Monroe
FORT MONROE – The Department of General Services (DGS) and Fort Monroe Authority today hosted state agencies and localities from across Virginia for a unique opportunity to purchase high-quality, gently used office furnishings at dramatically discounted prices. The open house at Fort Monroe, organized by the DGS Office of Surplus Property Management, was intended to promote reuse of the furniture, which saves taxpayer dollars and keeps the items out of landfills.
August 22, 2016
DGS to hold Public Hearing on Proposed Regulation Banning Firearms in Executive Branch offices
RICHMOND – The Department of General Services (DGS) will hold a public hearing to gather comments on its proposed permanent regulation banning concealed firearms in Executive Branch offices, as provided by Executive Order 50 (McAuliffe 2015).
July 13, 2016
Virginia’s State Laboratory to Begin Testing Mosquitoes for Zika Virus
RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Department of General Services’ Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS) will begin testing mosquitoes in targeted areas across Virginia for Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness that poses a particular threat to pregnant woman and their unborn children.
May 23, 2016
Some areas of Capitol Square to be impacted this week by filming of Mercy Street: Season Two
Richmond – Department of General Services Director Chris Beschler announced today that some areas of Capitol Square will be impacted this week as crews film the television show Mercy Street: Season Two.
Richmond – The Department of General Services today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated the department’s Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services as a Zika virus testing laboratory, which will allow for more timely results for those suspected of being infected by the mosquito-borne illness.
March 21, 2016
Governor McAuliffe, First Lady Hold Ribbon Cutting for Executive Mansion Accessibility Ramp
Richmond – Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe today were joined by veterans and Virginians with disabilities for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of an accessibility ramp at the Executive Mansion that will enhance access and safety for all guests.
February 18, 2016
DGS announces first public-use building completed using Virginia-developed green standard
Richmond, VA – The Department of General Services announced today that a newly renovated student services center at Tidewater Community College is the first public-use building in the Commonwealth completed using standards developed in Virginia to promote energy efficiency and conservation in government facilities.
February 17, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Ranked Second in Nation for Procurement Practices
Richmond - Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Commonwealth of Virginia ranked second in the nation in the Governing Institute’s inaugural Procurement Survey of the States. The rankings recognize states for technological innovation, transparency and strategic methods in providing public bodies with goods, services and information technology.
January 13, 2016
DGS Fleet Director Recognized by Industry Publication
Richmond – The Department of General Services announced today that Office of Fleet Management Services Director Michael Bisogno was named to Government Fleet’s “20 Under 40,” which recognizes the next generation of public fleet professionals who are making an impact on the industry.
December 9, 2015
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Feature to Make it Easier for Businesses to Land Government Contracts
Richmond – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the launch of a free business-to-business (B2B) collaboration feature for eVA, Virginia’s award winning electronic procurement system. eVA’s new B2B Connect makes it easier for businesses to find partners and establish relationships when competing for government contracts.
November 16, 2015
DGS honors public procurement professionals, teams
Virginia Beach –The Department of General Services’ Division of Purchases and Supply on Monday recognized public procurement professionals whose achievements have advanced the process for purchasing goods and services in the Commonwealth.
November 13, 2015
DGS wins Excellence in Virginia Government Award for Public Information for work on UCI bike race
Richmond – The Department of General Services on Friday was presented the 2015 Excellence in Virginia Government Award for Public Information for its communication efforts in preparation for the UCI Road World Championships.
October 23, 2015
Governor and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Announce Plan to Construct Accessibility Ramp at Executive Mansion
RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe announced today a project to enhance accessibility to the historic Executive Mansion by installing a ramp for guests with physical disabilities.
October 9, 2015
NASCA Honors Virginia DGS Director Sliwoski with Inaugural National Leadership Award
DENVER, Co. — The National Association of State Chief Administrators (NASCA) honored Richard F. Sliwoski, P.E., with the association’s inaugural National Walton Leadership Award.
October 8, 2015
James Madison Building closes due to small fire
Richmond – The James Madison Building, located at 109 Governor Street near Capitol Square, was evacuated due to a small fire on Thursday. The building will close for the rest of the day and will remain closed on Friday.
September 29, 2015
DGS Announces Project to Repair and Preserve Monroe’s Tomb
Richmond –The Department of General Services today announced a yearlong project to repair and preserve James Monroe’s tomb ahead of the 2016 bicentennial of his election as the nation’s fifth president.
September 3, 2015
Sliwoski to retire as Director of Department of General Services
Richmond – The Department of General Services announced today that Director Richard F. Sliwoski, P.E., will retire in October after nearly a decade leading the agency.
June 15, 2015
Governor McAuliffe Announces Expanded Newborn Screening Program
RICHMOND – Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, or SCID, will be one of the disorders that every Virginia-born infant is screened for. The disease, which is fatal if not detected early, affects approximately one out of every 50,000 live births.
April 14, 2015
Maintenance work on Virginia Capitol exterior to begin next week
Richmond – The Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) announced today that crews will begin maintenance work on the exterior of the Virginia Capitol on April 20, 2015.
March 23, 2015
Media Logistics for Fall of Richmond Commemoration at Virginia Capitol
From April 1-4, 2015, more than 20 cultural and history institutions throughout Richmond will commemorate the April 1865 fall of Richmond to Union forces.
March 6, 2015
DCLS Once Again Named CDC’s Mid-Atlantic PulseNet Area Laboratory
Richmond – The Department of General Services (DGS) announced today that its Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS) was selected to serve as the PulseNet Area Laboratory for the Mid-Atlantic region for another five years
November 17, 2014
DGS Honors Public Procurement Professionals, Teams Across Virginia with Xcelerator Awards
Hampton –The Department of General Services’ Division of Purchases and Supply (DPS) on Monday recognized public procurement professionals whose achievements have advanced the process for purchasing goods and services in the Commonwealth.
November 12, 2014
DCLS, VDACS collaboration leads to national recall of cheese, dairy products linked to illness, death
Richmond – The work of two Virginia agencies has led to the discovery of Listeria monocytogenes in cheese and dairy products and the launch of a national food recall, the agencies announced Wednesday.
October 23, 2014
Executive Mansion Butler Martin "Tutti" Townes Receives "Unsung Hero" Award
Richmond – Martin "Tutti" Townes, the Head Butler at the Executive Mansion, on Thursday was presented the 2014 "Unsung Hero" award during the 10th Annual Excellence in Virginia Government awards ceremony..
October 16, 2014
Ebola Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
October 9, 2014
Richmond-area teachers visit State Laboratory to learn about bioscience careers
Richmond – More than 20 Richmond-area science teachers toured the State Laboratory at the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS), Virginia Department of General Services, today as part of an initiative to promote interest in biosciences careers.
September 12, 2014
DGS wins national award for innovation for mobile applications to support eVA
Richmond – The Department of General Services recently was awarded the nation’s top prize for innovative state procurement programs for its mobile applications supporting eVA, the Commonwealth’s electronic procurement system.
June 16, 2014
Governor's Cabinet Secretary tours Wytheville state surplus property retail store
Wytheville – State agencies, localitites and citizens can purchase pre-owned items, including items confiscated from airports.
May 10, 2014
State surplus store saves state agencies, localities, nonprofits and public money with pre-owned merchandise
Wytheville – Ever wonder where old state furniture and vehicles go when they are no longer needed? How about items confiscated by the Transportation Safety Administration at some Virginia airports?
April 22, 2014
First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe visits with students at State Laboratory as they learn about science
Richmond – Today, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and Nancy Rodrigues, Secretary of Administration, visited with students and toured Virginia's public health and environmental laboratory.