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

 

9200 Berger Road
Columbia, MD 21046
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.

 

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.

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.

 

2019 - Bain 50+ Center Renovation

Updated 7/22/19

 

The Bain 50+ Center Project will include the renovation of the small multipurpose and meeting spaces, classrooms, lounge, game rooms, offices and existing bathrooms, together with the addition of two new ADA accessible bathrooms and a state-of-the-art fitness and exercise room. Construction is expected to begin in October 2019 and - weather permitting - be completed by May 2020. DCRS intends to keep the center open during the construction, with modified programming.

Two community outreach meetings were held on July 18, 2019, the first at 10:00 a.m. and the second at 6:00 p.m. in the Bain 50+ center. The purpose of the meetings was to share information about the County's capital project scope and timeline. County employees and representatives from the Design Team and the General Contractor were in attendance, and renderings of the project were set up to facilitate discussion of various aspects of the plans, design and project management.

Those renderings can be accessed here:

Click here for the renderings

 

 

2019 - New East Columbia 50+ Center

Updated 7/1/19

 

The new E. Columbia 50+ center, to be built next to the E. Columbia Library, will bring more than 30,000 SF of amenities for the County’s senior population. A community outreach meeting was held on June 18, 2019 between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. in the E. Columbia 50+ center, located at the E. Columbia Library. The purpose of the meeting was to share information about the County's capital project to construct the new E. Columbia 50+ center. County employees and representatives from the Design Team were in attendance, and renderings of the project were set up to facilitate discussion of various aspects of the plans, design and project management.

Those renderings can be accessed here:

Click here for the renderings

 

 

2018 - Elkridge Library and Fire Station

Updated 2/7/19

 

 

New Elkridge Library & 50+ Center: opened in 2018 was constructed on the site of the original Elkridge Library. The new building is both beautiful and sustainable and achieved LEED Gold.

 

New Elkridge Library & 50+ Center: opened in 2018 was constructed on the site of the original Elkridge Library. The new building is both beautiful and sustainable and achieved LEED Gold.

34,000 sf of library space that includes Reading Stacks, Classrooms, Meeting Rooms, Study Rooms, Lounge space, a Tool Lending Library, a designated Teen area and a Children’s library.

9,100 sf 50+ Center that includes lounge space, classrooms, Multi-purpose space, a Fitness Room and outdoor seating. Also includes a n enclosed patio for outdoor children’s programming, water wall feature near the entrance, walking paths among landscaped areas, and decorative and Permeable concrete pavers.

34,000 sf of library space that includes Reading Stacks, Classrooms, Meeting Rooms, Study Rooms, Lounge space, a Tool Lending Library, a designated Teen area and a Children’s library.

 

An enclosed patio for outdoor children’s programming Water wall feature near the entrance, Walking paths among landscaped areas, decorative and Permeable concrete pavers

 

 

2018 - North Columbia Station Community Meeting and Presentation

Updated 12/13/18

 

 

Bureau of Facilities, Fire & Rescue, and AECOM presented the plan for the New North Columbia Fire Station #15. The need is based on population density, response time, and redundancy during the Banneker Station #7 replacement. Banneker is currently the busiest station with Tamar the second busiest station.

 

Community Meeting Presentation

Click here for the powerpoint presentation

 

Meeting Minutes

Click here for a copy of the meeting minutes

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.

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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.

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