Provide facility leasing services to agencies of the State of Oklahoma.
The Department of Central Services is statutorily charged with the administration of facility space leasing and management for state agencies occupying space in state-owned and operated facilities and privately-owned facilities. [74 O.S. § 63 and 74 O.S. § 94] The program authorizes the amount of space agencies may acquire and executes all leasing contracts on behalf of the agencies. The Director of the Department of Central Services has delegated these responsibilities to the State Leasing Administrator.
Uniform leasing and space standards were established in 1989 in accordance with statutory requirements. Primary program objectives are to ensure the amount of real estate of facility spaces held by State agencies is consistent with present and future needs, and that agencies obtain the best possible rental rates. These objectives are accomplished by the State Leasing program through detailed space evaluations, evaluation of requests for proposals; space planning to meet the user agency's needs; approval of space modifications; preparation of legal documents; and the negotiation of rental rates, terms, and conditions of leases on behalf of State agencies.