Welcome to the Bureau of General Services

The State of Maine's Bureau of General Services (Title 5, Sections 1725A et seq., 1741 et seq., 1781 et seq., and 1811 et seq.) provides a wide variety of functions in support of state government and public improvements.

The Bureau administers the design and construction of State facilities, including selection of architects and engineers, bidding of construction projects, selection of construction managers and construction administration, as well as oversight of public school construction. Energy efficiency, air quality, master planning, historic preservation and space efficiency are key factors in this process.

The Bureau also manages state contracting and the procurement of goods and services on behalf of state agencies. In addition, the Bureau operates a centralized fleet management center (excluding Departments of Transportation and Public Safety vehicles), a centralized warehouse system for distribution of high use items, a postal system for delivery and posting of mail, and the redistribution and sale of surplus state and federal property.

The Bureau maintains State-owned facilities in the Augusta area, providing custodial services and furnishing electricians, carpenters, painters, plumbers, HVAC and grounds personnel, and managing the procurement of and use of leased space by state agencies. Self-insurance and risk mitigation services to state agencies and higher education (Community Colleges and University System) are also provided by the Bureau.

BGS Divisions include:


Central Fleet Management

State Vehicle Rentals

State Vehicle Garage

excludes HD vehicles



Central Services

State Postal Services

State Surplus Property Sales



Leased Space
State Leased Space Management 207-624-7342
Planning, Design & Construction
Procurement process for architect and engineer agreements, conducts bidding for construction services, monitors construction projects


Property Management
Maintenance, grounds work, housekeeping, boiler, electrical, air conditioning, plumbing operations, lock shop and security system services for state owned buildings


Procurement Cards, Vendors, Statewide Contracts, Purchasing (services, commodities, equipment)


Risk Management
Insurance, claims, and loss prevention services for state agencies 207-287-3351


We invite you to look through the following pages to learn more about our services. We welcome your input and suggestions. Thank you for visiting our site and doing business with the Bureau of General Services.