Government meeting planners and other government employees can now request bids for conference facilities on GSA’s eBuy. The National Conference Center has been on the GSA Schedule for several years now, but under a separate, temporary category. According to the GSA website, Specialized Conference Facilities and Services (Special Item Number 599-6) under Travel Services Solutions (TSS) Schedule 599 offers complete meeting packages (CMP) at conference centers with dedicated staff designed to fulfill your meeting objectives away from the hustle and bustle of traditional hotels, convention centers, and tourists.
“In creating this specialized category” said Eric Whitson, Director of Sales & Marketing at The National Conference Center, the GSA has recognized the importance of productive and affordable meetings and The National Conference Center is proud to have been a part of this ground-breaking initiative.”
“We are honored to be singled out as the first individual property to be classified in this new category and thrilled to help make it easier for our current and future government customers to secure our services. We are confident this will highlight our award-winning, distraction-
The General Services Administration (GSA) is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies. The GSA supplies products and communications for U.S. government offices, provides transportation and office space to federal employees, and develops government-wide cost-minimizing policies, and other management tasks.
More about The National Conference Center
Just 12 miles from Dulles International Airport and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, The National Conference Center, operated by ARAMARK Conference Centers, features a secure, distraction-
Each of the 250 meeting rooms – representing 265,000 square feet of flexible meeting space -- features high-speed Internet access, individual climate control, advanced conference technology, and sophisticated presentation technology with on-site audio/visual and IT support. The 917-room facility (including 78 suites) can accommodate meetings and events up to 1,800 people. Dining options include the popular Black Olive Sports Bar, and the 800-seat dining facility which features a wide variety of healthful buffet selections as well as specialty selections. Recreational options include a fully equipped fitness center along with volleyball, basketball, racquetball, tennis, and more. A fully staffed Business Center is conveniently located to provide administrative support service. throughout the course of each meeting and a professional conference support team is available. Free onsite parking is provided.
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