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General Services

The Department of General Services (DGS) provides cost effective, efficient, quality, and timely support services to County clients, enabling them to fulfill their mission to the public.

$156 million of capital and major maintenance constructed

Completed the second County Zero Net Energy building at Imperial Beach Library, awarded 2018 APWA Project of the Year

Alpine Library certified LEED Gold, January 2018

Completed major renovations for Hillcrest Mid-City Stabilization Center, El Cajon Family Resource Center, North County Animal Shelter Structural Repair, CAC Electrical Systems

Awarded Construction Manager at Risk contracts for:

    ARCC CAC Tenant Improvements

    HHSA CAC Tenant Improvements

    East Mesa Electrical Switchgear replacement

    Lemon Grove Family Resource Center

Awarded Design-Build contracts for:

    North Coastal HHSA Regional Center (Zero Net     Energy), CO in June

    Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk East County Office     (Zero Net Energy)

Advertised Design-Build contracts for:

Bonita Library Expansion

Palomar Fire Station Living Quarters Building

Sheriff Crime Lab – Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening was held on June 20, 2018

Completed Library Kiosk DBB projects in Chula Vista and Boulevard 

1,092 County‐owned facilities managed containing 8.3 million square feet, net loss of 59 owned buildings of 41,615 square feet (this includes 55 county structures retired as a result of the Campo Conveyance Agreements)

Management of 388 real estate leases

192 leased facilities managed containing over 2 million square feet

45,647 acres of owned land managed

196 asset management/ communication contracts

Mobile Maintenance responded to service calls that included – 2,187 work orders, 7,461 jobs and 9,065 billable hours. Fleets totals overall include 19,920 work orders with 63,866 jobs completed and 60,273 billable hours

Maintenance and fueling of over 4,363 county vehicles and equipment

10,550 preventive maintenance actions performed on fleet vehicles

700 new vehicles purchased and received

$18.6 million in vehicle acquisitions and outfitting annually

3.27 million Gallons of fuel pumped – 2.7 million gallons dispensed to county vehicles and 523,619 gallons sold to outside clients

Utilizing cooperative fuel agreements, provided fueling to764 external client vehicles

31,017 preventive maintenance work tasks performed annually on facilities and associated equipment

1,645 emergency work tasks responded to 24/7, less than 4 hours response anywhere in the county

33,380 non-emergency work tasks performed annually on facilities and associated equipment

$23.4 million in DGS service contracts managed

Processed approximately 10 million pieces of U.S. Mail

Realized savings of approximately $900,000 in postage cost savings

31 new employees trained in “Safety, Live With It!” Program

23 employees completed Fork Lift Certification Training

18 employees trained in Fall Protection

210 DGS employees trained in Storm water Awareness

19 new recruitments opened and 4 County-wide transfer opportunities posted

64 new employees hired

26 DGS employees promoted

Executed Power Purchase Agreements with 2 PV vendors for installation of 13 MW of solar power at 7 county facilities. Added 8th site - Borrego Springs Library and building permits approved for 2 sites, with all 6 others in design

Energized 40 stations as part of the agreements with SDG&E for participation in the Power Your Drive program

The Fleet Division has been recognized in the top 100 Leading Fleets for the 7th year in a row in Government Fleet magazine and the American Public Works Association (APWA) Leading Fleets awards program

Awarded a full “Diamond Tier” award from SANDAG for development of staff focused transit program

Awarded “Climate Registered Certification” by Climate Registry for reporting internal greenhouse gas emissions.

Winner of NACO Achievement Award for the County’s “Audacious” Zero Net Energy Portfolio Plan

Recognized for the 11th consecutive year by the California Counties Facilities Services Association (CCFSA) with an Award of Excellence for exceptional dedication to facilities excellence and outstanding leadership

General Services