OIT - MRS New Building Underway
By Eric Stout, IT Project Manager
Work has begun on the new administrative office building being constructed for the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and Maine Revenue Services (MRS), with expected completion by December 1, 2012. It will be located in front of the Central Maine Commerce Center (CMCC) building, on Commerce Drive in Augusta. MRS will occupy the first and second floors, and OIT the third and fourth floors. While the majority of the Augusta-area OIT staff will move to the new building, a few groups will remain elsewhere; namely, the PC Build Center moving to Leighton Road, Radio Operations on Leighton Road, and Central Print at 290 State Street. Several of the Applications teams will move to the new building, but a few will stay embedded with the agencies they serve. Determination of which teams will stay embedded will occur over the coming months.
The next phase of the project is to select a move coordination vendor. A contract award is expected by late January. The move coordination vendor will provide space design advice to help OIT and MRS get the best use out of the new office space, acquire and setup the furniture, and execute the move.
This is a link to the architect’s depiction of the new building: http://www.maine.gov/oit/news/oitbuilding.shtml .