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US General Services Administration Awards the First – and Only – GSA Schedule Contract for a Conference Center, Hotel or Resort to The National Conference Center, Leesburg, Virginia



LEESBURG, VA --  September 2010  – Eric Whitson, Director of Sales & Marketing at The National Conference Center (NCC), recently announced that the US General Services Administration (GSA) awarded the acclaimed conference facility with the first – and only – GSA Schedule Contract for a conference center, hotel or resort.  A proven vendor for the federal government, The National Conference Center is the ideal venue for offsite meetings, training and educational programs, as well as for executive summits, board meetings, and sales conferences.  Government meeting planners will now have the time- and cost-saving opportunity to plan and execute meetings with a simplified one-stop-shopping convenience. 

The award-winning conference center is a member of the International Association of Conference Centers and offers a Complete Meeting Package (CMP) which is designed to provide convenience and cost efficiencies by including the meeting essentials in the all-inclusive package: meeting rooms, meals and refreshment breaks, and sleeping accommodations.  The GSA, contract combined with the CMP, simplifies a complicated purchasing procedure to provide a more reasonable procurement process. 

The National Conference Center also offers a Day Meeting Package (DMP) which includes a fully equipped conference room and break-out rooms, standard conference technology, buffet lunch, and continuous refreshment breaks. 

NCC received a Multiple Award Schedule Contract Number GS-33F-0005W awarded in the current fiscal year for conference center services (under SIN 599 99, Introduction to New Services/Products). The contract is good for one five-year basic contract period and three five-year option periods 

“We are thrilled to be included on the schedule as it will help make it easier for our current and future government customers to secure our services and will highlight our award-winning, distraction-free environment to a community that is looking for an outstanding meeting destination,” said Whitson. 

More about The National Conference Center
Just 12 miles from Dulles International Airport and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, The National Conference Center, (formerly the Xerox Training Center) operated by Aramark Conference Centers, features a secure, distraction-free setting with self-contained buildings surrounded by 100 scenic acres in Leesburg, Virginia.  One of the largest conference centers in the United States, the entire facility was purpose designed to accommodate larger meetings and conferences that concentrate on training.  Today, more than 50% of the meetings business at NCC is government/military-related. 

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. 

ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. In FORTUNE magazine's 2009 list of "World's Most Admired Companies," ARAMARK was ranked number one in its industry, consistently ranking since 1998 as one of the top three most admired companies in its industry as evaluated by peers and analysts. ARAMARK seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, customers, employees and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and community involvement. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 260,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries. Learn more at the company's Web site, www.aramark.com.

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Contact: 

 Eric Whitson 
Director of Sales & Marketing
ewhitson@conferencecenter.com

James M. Mahon
JMM, Inc
JMMahon@aol.com

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Also See: The History of Xerox Document University Training and Conference Center / Nov 2001
Oxford Capital Partners, Inc. Acquires Xerox Document University, a 951 room Conference Center in Leesburg, VA / July 2000
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