The Real Property and Leasing program serves State agencies by providing safe and accessible space throughout the state. A State agency may not lease, rent, or purchase property for office space, or other building space without the prior approval of the Department of Administration (MCA 2-17-101 (2)). General Services has established parameters that must be met before the Department will approve a lease. Although compliance with these parameters doesn't guarantee approval of a lease, it generally expedites the process.

Agencies and Landlords are required to use the standard lease format provided by General Services in preparation of their proposed leases. This format is required to ensure that provisions such as insurance, ADA requirements, and non-appropriation clauses are not omitted from a lease.

Arrangements for telecommunications services from the Information Technology Services Division (ITSD) may begin during the lease approval process, but the actual work may not begin until the lease is approved by General Services.

General Services currently administers approximately 400 leases statewide, comprising nearly 1.7 million square feet of office, laboratory, storage, and specialized space.


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