Governor's Executive Budget Program Measures
DGS procurement-related savings
DGS began recording procurement project savings in January 2015. The chart tracks actual savings achieved through agency and COSTARS spending volume for each fiscal year (FY). The savings include rollover projects (i.e., projects that began in a prior FY that are still active), new projects (projects that began in the current FY), and rebates. The FY 2016-17 increase reflects the capture of rollover projects from FY 2015-16. After several years of consistent trending, the recent downward trend reflects more limited project opportunities to realize new savings and limited new purchase projects due to COVID-19.
Percentage of commonwealth contract spending awarded to small and small diverse businesses
Over the years, the Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion, and Small Business Opportunities’ (BDISBO’s) efforts to engage small, diverse, and veteran businesses in commonwealth procurements has resulted in more dollars going into the hands of small businesses. Even during FY 2019-20, with the challenges incurred by COVID-19 and a significant reduction in commonwealth procurements, BDISBO’s efforts enabled the trend in procurement spending with these businesses to remain steady.
DGS energy use intensity (in BTU per square foot)
DGS manages the Capitol Complex and commonwealth-owned offices around Harrisburg. To honor its mission, the agency operates these facilities efficiently, effectively, and safely for the thousands of people that use them daily. To compare building energy use, DGS uses a normalized method to measure energy use intensity (EUI) in these facilities in British thermal units (BTU) per square foot per year. While concentrated end-use equipment and HVAC loads can contribute to higher EUI, the long-term downward trend in EUI indicates improved energy performance, which translates into financial savings for the commonwealth.