General Services

Welcome to the General Services Division. This division includes three functional areas of Purchasing, Facilities Maintenance and Oshkosh Media. These areas are staffed by 11.8 full-time equivalent employees with a wide variety of skill sets and expertise.

Purchasing

In accordance with Chapter 12 of the Oshkosh Municipal Code, the Purchasing Office is the central purchasing agency for the City of Oshkosh.

The Purchasing’s mission is to acquire commodities and services for the City in an effective, efficient and impartial manner. Specific objectives of this mission include a) ensuring fair and equitable treatment of all vendors and persons who deal with the procurement process; b) fostering public confidence in these purchasing procedures through the use of modern and professional business tools and c) securing the advantages and economies derived from a centralized and standardized purchasing system.

All organizations - public and private - regard purchasing as a critical component in the effective acquisition of products and services needed to serve customers. Purchasing creates savings and improves efficiency by identifying the right process, product, price, quantity, quality and time and place of delivery. We try to accomplish this in the best interest of our citizens by using sound procurement practices in an open and competitive environment. The City of Oshkosh appreciates our relationships with suppliers, vendors and contractors and recognizes the willingness each has in doing business with governmental entities in order to facilitate the needs of the public. We look forward to continuing our progressive approach to managing these relationships.

We encourage vendors to participate in the City’s procurement opportunities. The Purchasing office is located in Room 302 of City Hall, 215 Church Avenue. The office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. If you have any questions on registering for our online bidder registration program, or need further information, please contact our office at (920) 236-5100.

Facilities Maintenance

Facilities Maintenance (FM) is responsible for the maintenance and custodial responsibilities of City Hall, the Public Safety Building, the Oshkosh Seniors Center buildings and the Sawyer Street Storage Facility. FM also provides maintenance oversight per the lease requirements for the Oshkosh Convention Center, the Hotel Parking Ramp and the Grand Opera House. In addition, FM works with Purchasing to coordinate the HVAC/Roofing Replacement Program funded through the annual capital improvement program (CIP).

The FM office is located in Room 302 of City Hall, 215 Church Avenue. The office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. If you have any questions on registering for our online bidder registration program, or need further information, please contact our office at (920) 236-5100.

Oshkosh Media

Oshkosh Media (OM) provides community and municipal television programming and services for the Oshkosh community. Oshkosh Media also coordinates media relations, website content, and City social media pages. Oshkosh Media is located on the first floor of City Hall, 215 Church Avenue. For more information about OM, their services, programming and hours, please visit their website: www.OshkoshMedia.org.