The Department of Central Services is statutorily charged with the responsibility for assigning all space in state‐owned and non state‐owned facilities, authorizing the amount of space to be acquired by agencies, and executing all leasing contracts on behalf of the agencies. The Director of the Department of Central Services has delegated these responsibilities to its State Leasing Office.
Uniform leasing and space standards were established in 1989 in accordance with statutory requirements. The primary objectives of the leasing program are to ensure that the amount of real estate held by state agencies is consistent with their present and future needs, and that agencies obtain the best possible rental rates. These objectives are accomplished by the State Leasing Office through detailed space evaluations, evaluating requests for proposals, space planning to meet the user agency’s needs, approving space modifications, preparing lease documents, and negotiating rental rates, terms and conditions of leases on behalf of state agencies.