The State of Maine's Bureau of General Services (BGS) (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 throughout the State of Maine.

BGS’s Planning Design & Construction Division 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, and oversight of public school construction. Energy efficiency, air quality, master planning, historic preservation, and space efficiency are key factors in this process.

The Purchases Division was established in 1931 and has responsibility under law (5 M.R.S.A. ยง1811) to make purchases on behalf of all departments and agencies of State Government. Its primary function is to procure materials, supplies, equipment and services that represent the best value to the State of Maine.  School administrative units can also purchase from established state contracts.

BGS, through its Central Fleet Management Division, operates a ~ 3,000 vehicle centralized fleet motor pool for use by state employees on official state business, and to meet long term transportation needs with a vehicle lease program (excluding Departments of Transportation and Public Safety vehicles).

The Central Services Division‘s State Postal Center provides a wide range of mail services for State agencies, including interoffice mail. Mail is collected, distributed and processed daily using the latest automated equipment. Surplus Property manages the redistribution and sale of surplus state and federal property.

BGS’s Property Management Division maintains State-owned facilities in the Augusta area, providing custodial services and furnishing electricians, carpenters, painters, plumbers, HVAC and grounds personnel.

The Leased Space Division manages over 275 office leases across the state.

BGS’s Risk Management Division is the state’s self-insurance entity, to include mitigation services to state agencies, Community Colleges and the state’s University System.

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


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


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.