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General Services

General Services

The Department of General Services (DGS) is primarily an internal service department within the County of San Diego. The DGS ensures that other County departments have the necessary workspaces, services and vehicles to accomplish their own business objectives.

$75.4 million of capital and major maintenance constructed

CAC Waterfront Park received multiple awards (now 22 total) including

Urban Land Institute-San Diego 2016 Healthy Places Awards program 1st place “Healthy Place Crown Jewel’ award 

Completed the second County Zero Net Energy building at Imperial Beach Library

Completed major renovations for Mills Building, Housing Community Development Services Facility, Whaley House and CAC URM Removal

Awarded Design-Build contracts for:

North Coastal HHSA Regional Center (Zero Net Energy)

Borrego Springs Library (Zero Net Energy), Community Park and Sheriff Substation

Pine Valley Fire Station

Advertised Design-Build contract for new Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk East County Office (Zero Net Energy)

Sheriff Crime Lab – Ground-breaking Sept. 30, 2016, Topping out of steel June, 2017

Remodel of space in HOJ:  Probation, DA, and Superior Court relocated within building and DCSS, HHSA, and Revenue & Recovery moved into HOJ from old Courthouse in preparation for vacating old Courthouse

Chula Vista and Boulevard Library Kiosks awarded and construction underway  

1,151 County‐owned facilities managed containing 8.5 million square feet, net gain of 25 owned buildings of 41,743 square feet (this includes 26 new Fire Station structures at nine sites of almost 71 thousand square feet)

Management of  385 real estate leases

195 leased facilities managed containing over 1.9 million square feet

45,396 acres of owned land managed

190 asset management/ communication contracts

Mobile Maintenance responded to service calls that included – 2,147 work orders, 7,273 jobs and 8,332 billable hours. Fleets totals overall include 19,606 work orders with 63,165 jobs completed and 60,357 billable hours

Maintenance and fueling of over 4,200 county vehicles and equipment

11,048 preventive maintenance actions performed on fleet vehicles

520 new vehicles purchased and received

$18.6 million in vehicle acquisitions and outfitting annually

3.2 million Gallons of fuel pumped – 2.8 million gallons dispensed to county vehicles and 443,323 gallons sold to outside clients

Utilizing cooperative fuel agreements, provided fueling to 426 external client vehicles

31,273 preventive maintenance work tasks performed annually on facilities and associated equipment

1,798 emergency work tasks responded to 24/7, less than 4 hours response anywhere in the county

33,247 non-emergency work tasks performed annually on facilities and associated equipment

$20.9 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

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

43 employees completed Fork Lift Certification Training

148 employees trained in Fall Protection

224 DGS employees trained in Storm water Awareness

20 new recruitments opened and 5 County-wide transfer opportunities posted

66 new employees hired

12 DGS employees promoted

Executed Power Purchase Agreements with 2 PV vendors for installation of 13 MW of solar power at 7 county facilities

Executed agreements with SDG&E for participation on the Power Your Drive program, which will result in installation of up to 70 electric vehicle charging stations serving county fleet vehicles, installed at no cost to the county  

General Services