WICHITA, Kan., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate Lodging Consultants (CLC) has been selected by the General Services Administration (GSA) as the U.S. Government's provider of emergency lodging services and support for catastrophic disasters and national emergencies.
CLC currently holds the GSA's Emergency Lodging Services Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), originally awarded in Fall 2005. The new Blanket Purchase Agreement is effective Sept. 7, 2010, and runs through Sept. 30, 2011, with four one-year options.
Under the contract, CLC negotiates lodging contracts at managed rates and handles reservations and billing for first responders, government employees and support personnel. The company also manages housing payment and expense reimbursement for disaster evacuees through its Emergency Lodging Assistance, Disaster Housing Assistance and Direct Lodging Reimbursement programs.
"CLC places a high value on its working relationship with the U.S. Government and considers it a privilege to continue to provide emergency lodging services for its employees," said Tim Downs, CLC President. "The expertise we've developed over 30 years with thousands of clients has made us a leader in our industry and allows us to deliver cost-effective and efficient lodging and billing services when government agencies and evacuees need it most."
CLC's successful history handling government emergency lodging needs ranges from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike to the Greensburg, Kans., F5 tornado and numerous wildfires, floods and ice storms throughout the country.
During Hurricanes Katrina and Rita alone, the company provided lodging services for more than 700,000 evacuees.
Beyond emergency lodging services, CLC provides thousands of business clients with a suite of workforce travel solutions, including customized services for large companies and a lodging savings card for smaller and independent companies.
Clients benefit from a nationwide network of lodging providers and a 24-hour Traveler Support Center offering reservations and on-the-road support, as well as services that include invoice audits, direct billing, secure transaction and payment systems and detailed reporting.
Corporate Lodging Consultants (http://www.corplodging.com) is a division of FleetCor, the Global Fleet Card Company. CLC has more than 30 years experience as a leading provider of lodging management programs to businesses, serving thousands of clients in North America. CLC's clients purchase more than 9 million room nights annually across CLC's proprietary network of thousands of hotels.
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