Department of Public Works - Bureau of Facilities

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Commercial Vacancies Available

In response to the recent flash flooding in Ellicott City, the following spaces have been made available for commercial merchants and vendors impacted by the July 30th storm. Located in the Long Reach Village Center Shopping Complex, these spaces are currently managed by Howard County Department of Public Works, Bureau of Facilities. A catalog of available spaces, including pictures and annotated plans, can be found in the link below.

Vacant Spaces at Long Reach

For more information, please contact Daryl Paunil, Facilities Bureau Chief, at




Mission Statement:

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



Daryl E. Paunil, P.E., Chief

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

After-hours emergencies: 410-313-2929

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.

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

After Hours Emergencies: 410-313-2929


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