Department of General Services Honored with Innovation in State Government Award from National Association

The Department was Chosen for its “e-Signature for Acquisitions” Program

ESig NASCASACRAMENTO—The California Department of General Services (DGS) received the “Innovation in State Government Award” in the General Services category from the National Association of State Chief Administrators (NASCA), awarded September 25 at the NASCA Institute on Management and Leadership in Oklahoma City, OK.

DGS demonstrated innovation, one of the department’s core values, when it created an e-signature program to allow contracts to be signed electronically, drastically reducing the amount of turnaround time from the initiation of a contract to completion. Previously relying on traditional mail to transmit signed contract documents between vendors and the department, DGS formed a multidisciplinary team to create “e-Signature for Acquisitions,” facilitating secure contract completion within hours instead of weeks.

“The Innovation in State Government Award represents months of hard work and cross-collaboration among our teams to meet a common goal of vastly improving services to our customers,” said DGS Director Daniel Kim, California’s representative on NASCA and its recently elected president. “We at DGS are constantly pursuing innovative solutions that will make us more effective and make better use of our resources. I’m proud of this achievement and thank NASCA for its recognition.”

Director Kim was not present for the award presentation, but the award will be displayed at DGS headquarters.

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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