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General Services

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Beginning June 15, 2021, the public counter in the Purchasing Office (310 E. Ortega Street) will be open to the public Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and by appointment (please call 805-564-5349 or email to arrange a time).

The General Services Division consists of three programs:


  • Prepare Quick Quote, Bid and Proposal packages, advertise and solicit for competitive bids to supply goods equipment, materials and services to meet the City’s needs.
  • Utilize State contracts for cooperative purchases when State goods and materials meet department specifications and needs.
  • Issue purchase orders to the lowest responsible bidder.
  • Resolve bid protests.
  • Maintain Bidders List.

Central Warehouse

  • Routinely review warehouse stock for quantity re-order levels and adjust as appropriate on approximately 1,400 items.
  • Dispose of surplus City property.
  • Issue and receive stock.

Mail Courier Services

  • Collect the City’s United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) mail from the U.S. Post Office twice daily.
  • Provide interoffice mail courier service to City offices and selected outside agencies.
  • Collect, sort and prepare for pick-up by contract mail service vendor and all city U.S.P.S. Mail.

For more information on General Services, contact:

Bill Hornung
General Services Manager
(805) 564-5350
(805) 897-1977 Fax

Last Updated: Jan 19, 2022
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