The Department of Administrative and Financial Services (DAFS), through the Bureau of General Services, has the authority under Maine Revised Statute, Title 5, to oversee and approve the public improvements regarding State property.
The step that initiates a project for all the procurements mentioned in the Public Improvement Projects, 3.0 section, is submission of a “Public Improvement Projects Request application”, referred to as a PIP.
This online application service allows State agencies to submit project requests to the Division of Planning, Design & Construction (DPDC) for review and approval. The application collects the basic project information for staff to review and process accordingly. Once the application has been submitted, the applicant can log-in at any time to verify the application status. Applications are typically processed within three business days and if approved, staff resources are assigned, and a procurement plan and project timeline are developed.