State Agency Recognition Awards

The upbeat music of the Inner Vision Band seamlessly complemented the buoyant vibe at the 19th annual State Agency Recognition Awards (SARA) on January 23. Check out all the SARA winners here.

sara band

DGS recognized state departments and employees for their best practices, creativity, and outstanding achievements to advance California’s Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) programs.

Notable Achievement


Throughout the year, state agencies strive to meet the annual goal of 25 percent of contracting with SBs and three percent with DVBEs.

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Written by California Department of General Services

The Department of General Services (DGS) serves as business manager for the state of California. General Services helps to better serve the public by providing a variety of services to state agencies through procurement and acquisition solutions, real estate management and design, environmentally friendly transportation, professional printing, design and web services, and funding for the creation and construction of safe schools. The DGS vision: Excellence in the Business of Government!

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