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 more cost-effective government. OGS facilitates the work of New York State agencies, the Legislature and Judiciary; supports 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; significant economic opportunities are presented through their participation in state contracts administered by OGS. Some of these services include: