General Services Division
These functions include procurement, fleet management, insurance, printing, mail services, real estate services, asset management, facilities management and surplus property services.
The Office of Fleet Management provides comprehensive fleet management services for state vehicles. Services include motor pool rental and programs and education to help state agencies manage their fleets. Programs include vehicle acquisition, fuel and maintenance credit cards, and compliance reporting. The office monitors individual agency fleet performance, vehicle assignment authorizations and mileage reimbursements to identify cost-savings opportunities.
The Office of Procurement Services collaborates with state, county and local government entities to provide services and award commodities and service contracts. The Office of Procurement Services is comprised of the following units: State Purchasing, Information Technology Procurement Services, Cooperative Purchasing, Office of Procurement from Community Rehabilitation Programs, and Asset Management Services.
State Purchasing assists state agencies with the procurement of supplies and services through competitive selection and negotiated contracts.
Information Technology Procurement Services assists state agencies with the procurement of IT-related supplies and services through competitive selection and negotiated contracts.
Cooperative Purchasing extends the benefit of state contract pricing to participating political subdivisions, such as local governments, schools and universities.
Office of Procurement from Community Rehabilitation Programs helps state agencies purchase supplies and services from work centers that employ people with disabilities.
Asset Management Services assists agencies in maintaining, reporting and certifying accurate inventories of state-owned assets.
Properties and Facilities
The Office of Properties and Facilities provides comprehensive administrative and technical services, including facility management, preventative maintenance, custodial and security services, to support the state's largest and most complex office facilities.
Real Estate and Planning
The Office of Real Estate and Planning provides state entities with diverse services related to office space and real estate needs. Services include office space assessments, space allocation, planning and design and project management activities; commercial leasing, acquisition and disposal of real estate; transfers of property between state entities; leasing of state buildings and land; appraisal review and valuation; surveyor services; and oversight of eminent domain actions.
The Office of Risk Management provides comprehensive risk management programs and services to the executive, judicial and legislative branches of state government. The office is responsible for the administration of self-insurance and private insurance programs protecting the assets and liabilities of the State of Ohio.
State Printing and Mail Services
The Office of State Printing and Mail Services provides a full range of printing services for state agencies, boards and commissions through in-house Copy Centers, Commercial Print Procurement services through contract printers, Cost-per-Copy programs, Fulfillment Services, a Mainframe Printing Center and an extensive Mail Services operation. Other functions include interoffice mail delivery, mail metering and presort services, and guidance regarding Records Retention and Information Management.
State and Federal Surplus Services
The State and Federal Surplus Services program facilitates the recycling of excess supplies within government and attaining maximum return on investment. Property declared as surplus is made available to other state agencies, political subdivisions and other eligible recipients. Remaining property is sold at public auctions. State agencies and members of the Federal Surplus program also may acquire excess federal property.