About Facilities Management

The Division of Facilities Management is part of the Office of Management and Budget and consists of approximately 100 employees – full time, casual/seasonal and temporary. We are made up of Project Managers, Custodians, Maintenance personnel, Engineers, Administrative staff, Environmental Professionals, Real Estate personnel, Accessibility specialist and the Director's office.

Architectural Accessibility

The Architectural Accessibility Board (AAB) was established to carry out the mandates of the State of Delaware's Architectural Accessibility Act. The AAB reviews the standards for the design and construction of all state-owned facilities, and facilities constructed or altered with state funds, to ensure that the built environment regarding these facilities is safely accessible to, and usable by, disabled persons.

Building Maintenance, Custodial and Grounds

The Building Maintenance staff are responsible for providing a full range of building services including inspections, repairs, carpentry, painting and preventive maintenance activities ensuring that critical building components remain operational continuously.

The Custodial staff are responsible for providing a full range of custodial services including daily cleaning, floor care and trash removal at assigned facilities, ensuring that the facilities are clean and pose no health risk. The Division of Facilities Management is responsible for the custodial care in 59 state facilities. This is approximately 1,900,000 square feet of building space statewide.

The Grounds Operation is responsible for a full range of Ground Maintenance services to assigned facilities in New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties. Services include landscape installations, herbaceous plant maintenance, arboricultural health care, turf management, pesticide spraying, hard surface maintenance, snow removal, sign installation and maintenance, and litter and leaf removal for State-Owned Buildings and Properties.

Construction Project Management and Professional Services

The Division of Facilities Management (DFM) is the lead agency responsible for the planning, design and management of most State of Delaware public works construction projects. With the exception of construction projects administered by the Department of Transportation, Department of Education and higher education, the Division plays the lead role in public works construction projects from conception to completion.

Energy and Environment

The Division of Facilities Management (DFM) is the lead agency responsible for planning and managing the energy-related tasks for all buildings in State Government. These tasks include energy conservation and efficiency, clean and renewable energy procurement, and green building – design-construction-and operations. DFM also has a conservation and efficiency role in the State of Delaware's participation in the President's 2011 Better Buildings Challenge, which is overseen by the U.S. Department of Energy. The challenge requires a 20% portfolio-wide energy reduction by 2020.

Environmental Services

Our mission is to protect and promote the physical and environmental health of the citizens and state employees of Delaware including but not limited to asbestos identification and removal/remediation, maintenance of underground storage tanks, and measurement and enforcement of indoor air quality standards. We strive to meet the highest benchmarks of air quality in work and public spaces throughout all State-owned buildings. Through the Outreach Program, we educate the public to gain voluntary compliance with state and federal environmental law. We carry out our mission efficiently, effectively, fairly and professionally with respect and dedication to all contractors and their employees who must be licensed by our agency.

Real Property

The Real Property section is responsible for negotiating leases on behalf of all State agencies; the acquisition of property for State facilities; and the disposition of surplus real estate in accordance with State Law. The section administers 115 lease agreements encompassing more than 1,600,000 square feet of office space at sites throughout the State, from Claymont to Laurel.