The Office of General Services (OGS) was established in 1960 to provide essential support services for the operations of state government. Since then, OGS has grown significantly in scope and complexity. Today, we are a diversified organization providing a broad spectrum of services to state agencies, local governments, and the public. Since its inception, OGS has developed expertise in centralizing critical support and service functions leading to a cost-effective government. OGS facilitates the work of New York State agencies, the Legislature and Judiciary; support local governments, eligible nonprofits, school districts, and public authorities. The agency provides services through the development and management of efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally-sustainable programs and activities. Delivery of critical services is performed in partnering with New York State businesses
The Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) awarded contracts to several companies that offer Facilities Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) products. Three of the awardees can offer products in all MRO categories (including cleaning supplies, paints, trash bags, lighting equipment, power tools, batteries, and other building maintenance products). These products are available to public agencies in all participating states.
The State of California establishes multiple award agreements in accordance with Public Contract Code Sections 10290 et seq. and 12101.5 (effective January 1994). A multiple award is an award to two or more contractors for the same products and/or services at the same or similar prices. Multiple award does not pertain to the number of buyers who would be ordering from the agreement, but rather the number of contractors receiving an award from a common bid process.