Department of Public Works - Bureau of Facilities

Mission Statement:

Provide quality design, construction, renovation, operations, and maintenance services for facilities county-wide.



Mark C. Stromdahl, AIA, LEED AP
Chief, Bureau of Facilities


9250 Bendix Road
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 410-313-2700

Hours of operation: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Routine requests: 410-313-2700

Requests after-hours can be logged using the 410-313-2700 number.

The Bureau of Facilities is responsible for maintaining the daily operation of most County-owned facilities. These responsibilities include building maintenance, technical expertise in the development of new facilities, the construction and renovation of facilities, control of energy use and costs, control of custodial services, the corresponding costs to the County, and providing security guard services where necessary.

Howard County Circuit Courthouse

Public-Private Partnership (P3) Project


Howard County is pursuing a public-private partnership (P3) to deliver a modern courthouse to accommodate the needs of an expanding and diverse population. 

The new Circuit Courthouse will be 230,000 gross square feet, LEED Silver certified, and equipped with additional courtrooms and space for jury and staff. The building will be accompanied by a structured parking facility with 600 spaces and the ability to expand to 1,100 spaces.

See project website for more details.


For Current Solicitations, Bid Awards, and Vendor Applications, please visit The Office of Purchasing Website, located here:

Howard County, The Office of Purchasing 

The Office of Purchasing operates within the Department of County Administration and in accordance with Article VIII of the Howard County Charter and Title 4, Subtitle 1 of the Howard County Code.  The office is responsible for procuring all equipment, supplies and services necessary to sustain the County’s operations; capital construction; procurement card program; fixed assets and surplus property; wage requirements, the purchase of recycled and environmentally preferable products and equipment, and the Equal Business Opportunity Program.   

The Office of Purchasing maintains approximately 660 annual contracts for the goods and services that allow departments to serve the citizens of Howard County.  The professional staff provides procurement advice and counsel to the departments of Howard County regarding methods for legally, effectively, efficiently and strategically procuring the highest quality of goods and services.

Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Routine Work Orders: 410-313-2700

Requests after-hours can be logged using the 410-313-2700 number.


Introducing Planon

 The Bureau of Facilities is proud to introduce Planon, our next generation work order management system.

This new system will be much easier to use than our previous system, AssetWorks.

For customers, simple tasks such as placing orders, and checking on the status of orders, are greatly simplified in an easy and intuitive user interface.

Please review our User Guide for additional information.

Planon User Guide.pdf