In 2000, the General Services Department (GSD) was established to construct and maintain the City’s building portfolio. Since that time, GSD has evolved into a full service, client-centered department that provides a comprehensive suite of services to over 300 facilities; representing 7.7 million square feet of occupied space.
- Asset Management and Strategic Planning (Humberto Bautista, Assistant Director)
- Design and Construction (Richard Vella, Chief of Design and Construction)
- Financial and Energy Administrative Services (Ja'Nice Sparks, Deputy Assistant Director)
- Property Management (Steve Girardi, Assistant Director)
- Security Management (Tom Edwards, Chief of Security Management)
Fire Station 37 Has Achieved Silver Certified LEED Status
More than just a place of work, Fire Station 37 is a home away from home to our city of Houston firefighters and a cultural, environmental and safety beacon for its community. In the heart of Bellaire, this new station replaced the 1950's two-bay obsolete station blocks away.
Humberto Bautista, Assistant Director / City Engineer ... As City Engineer for the General Services Department, Mr. Bautista establishes the procedures and policies for administering the construction contracts. He provides decisions related to claims and disputes arising during the construction process. He also serves as a mediator in issues related to architectural / engineering problems. Finally, he serves as an administrative official for the City’s Contractor Debarment process.
About the Director
November 17, 2010 -- Mayor Annise Parker today announced Scott Minnix as the new director of the City of Houston General Services Department.
“Operations for city buildings is a monumental task, and I picked Mr. Minnix because of his extensive experience in this field,” said Mayor Parker. “Our General Services Department is doing a good job when people don’t notice everything they do, such as maintenance for more than 300 facilities. Scott Minnix will help ensure it is all done in the most energy and cost efficient ways possible.”
Contact the Department
City of Houston General Services Department
900 Bagby, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77002
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Real Property for Sale
Property that is surplus to the City's needs is processed for bid sale in accordance with the Local Government Code and the Houston Code of Ordinances. The property cannot be sold for less than the appraised fair market value. Bid sales are held periodically and are based on various factors, including market conditions, inquiries about the property, and the ability to recapture the City's investment in the property.