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Gulf Coast Hurricane Recovery: Emergency Lodging Services (ELS)

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UPDATE: Please note that the services of the "Emergency Lodging" Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) may be utilized for relief/emergency support personnel and displaced disaster/emergency victims. The BPA may be utilized for all "Emergency Lodging" requirements connected with any emergency response nationwide.

Visit the BPA Library for the latest Blanket Purchase Agreement and the Corporate Lodging Consultants, Inc.'s, attachment to the BPA. The following agencies have been authorized to use the BPA for Emergency Lodging Services:

The BPA contains a unilateral right to add additional users to the BPA at no additional cost. For more information on the BPA, eligibility requirements, or to add other agencies to the list of authorized users, see "Contacts."

Corporate Lodging Consultants, Inc., (CLC) has 29 years of lodging management experience and has directly supported over 500 emergency response efforts for the American Red Cross, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and many other agencies. CLC locates and sources lodging properties (hotels, extended stay properties, corporate housing, apartments, etc.), negotiates discounted rates, and can provide an audit and reporting trail.

Agencies may place orders for emergency lodging needs as well as temporary housing nationwide where available with a single phone call to CLC at 1(800) 321-0455. This is a phone line that is dedicated to the GSA BPA.

Continuity of Operations (COOP) Lodging: Federal Preparedness Circular 65 requires viable and executable plans for continuity of operations. FEMA's COOP Self-Assessment Tool requires that plans be developed to address housing for COOP personnel. CLC offers solutions to:

  • Identify qualified lodging prior to a COOP event;
  • Book COOP personnel in blocked rooms during a COOP event; and,
  • Consolidate and audit lodging billing after a COOP event.

HURRICANE KATRINA INFORMATION:  Federal Travel Regulation, GSA Bulletin FTR 05-06, dated September 2, 2005, provides information on reimbursement for actual subsistence expenses and waivers of certain provisions for temporary duty or relocation travel of employees to areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Access Hurricane Katrina Telephone Hotlines for assistance.

 

CONTACTS

Rick Freda
(703) 605-2172


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