ANNUAL REPORT TO
“Used by permission of the State of Connecticut”
FY 2008 – 2009
STATE PROPERTIES REVIEW BOARD
ANNUAL REPORT – FY 2008-2009
The State Properties Review Board realized savings to the State in the amount of $7,211,075 in
FY 2009. The savings were from Board requirements on modifications or cancellation of
proposed contracts, resulting in a cost savings. These savings exceed the Board’s total annual
operating budget of $463,073 by 1,557%.
Total savings achieved on behalf of the State over the 34 years that have elapsed since the Board’s
inception are $79,519,212 or 755% in excess of a cumulative operating budget during the same period.
The Board approved 363 agency and quasi-public agency proposals during the Fiscal Year 2009.
Average review time during the fiscal year was 12.61 calendar days. The corresponding statistics for
FY 2008 are 351 proposals with an average review time of 13.2 calendar days per contract.
Consolidation of State Properties Review Board and the Department of Administrative Services
HB 6802, passed on August 31, 2009, provided for an appropriation for the State Properties Review
Board as a function of the Department of Administrative Services.
As of today, implementing legislation is being discussed which places the Board within the
Department of Administrative Services. The Board would no longer be an independent agency, but
become a part of one of the Executive Branch agencies whose real estate activities the Board was
created to oversee.
While these extraordinarily difficult times require cost saving measures to balance the State budget, the
new structure imposes within an Executive Branch agency a board whose mission is to be a watchdog
over this and other Executive Branch agencies. In addition, the merger will not result in any additional
savings, but will impair the Board’s ability to review agency proposals effectively and cause costly
delays in the time it takes to process agency proposals.
The Board recommends that in remain, as it has for 34 years, an independent agency.
STATE PROPERTIES REVIEW BOARD
Edwin S. Greenberg
September 30, 2009
The Connecticut General Statutes, Section 4b-2(a), require the Commissioner of Public Works to
submit to the State Properties Review Board on September 1st each year a report covering the previous
fiscal year, which is to include “all pertinent data on her operations concerning realty acquisitions, the
projected needs of the State and recommendations for statutory changes which may be appropriate.”
The Board received the Public Works report for the FY 2009 on September 8, 2009.
The Statute also requires the Board to submit the above report with recommendations, comments,
conclusions and other pertinent information to the Governor and members of the Joint Standing
Committees on Appropriations and Finance of the General Assembly on or before October 1st of each
Part I is a summary of the Board’s activities during the past fiscal year. Part II contains the Boards
review of the Public Works Annual Report. In accordance with the Governor’s “Executive Directive
#3” the Board will transmit this report to the Governor and Committees in its electronic version and
publish it on the Board website: www.ct.gov/sprb.