Unlike most commodities we buy, furniture requires a very long lead-time. Planning is essential, and should begin with a discussion with Facilities Management. They will work with you to refine your requirement, plan a lay-out or recommend working with an interior designer, selecting fabrics and finishes, planning for measurement of the space, ordering of the furniture, delivery, and inspection after delivery. The delivery process typically takes 12 to 14 weeks, so it is essential to start planning early. Since funds must be spent by June 30 each year, it is imperative that you start the process no later than April first. Every day of delay after April 1 puts your project in jeopardy.
Furniture that is available from Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE) must be purchased from MCE. You may review the furniture available on their web-site, which includes their "quick ship" program.
You can find out more about Maryland’s premier rehabilitation program on their web site.