The programs and services administered by the State of Oregon, through various agencies, boards and commissions, require physical assets to occur. These assets, in total, represent a significant financial outlay that must be understood to ensure proper stewardship for both long term utility and strategic investment purposes.
ORS 276.227 charges DAS with managing a statewide facility planning process. The process, administered by Facilities Planning within the Capital Finance and Planning section of the Chief Financial Office (CFO), provides an objective evaluation of our state portfolio for making long-range, strategic investment decisions that prioritize (among other factors) liability and risk, programmatic need, and community benefit. The purpose of this effort is to ensure the state is making rational, data-driven investment decisions using a multitude of dimensions, and providing facilities that are as efficient and effective as possible in delivering responsive government services.
Facilities Planning oversees the following key tasks related to the implementation of ORS 276.227:
- Maintain a database of all state facilities and their physical condition
- Administering the Statewide Facility Planning Process
- Analyzing and evaluating statewide facility needs for capital budgeting
- Setting guidelines, standards, and best practices for state facilities
- Providing information and recommendations on state facilities to elected leaders