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Emergency Lodging Services (ELS)

The second generation Emergency Lodging Services (ELS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), awarded to Corporate Lodging Consultants (CLC), offers secure accommodations, housing and ancillary services for federal agencies, and state and local governments as well as first responders. 

The BPA may be used for relief/emergency support personnel, displaced disaster/emergency victims and Continuity of Operations (COOP) events.

CLC was awarded the initial ELS program BPA in 2005 in response to Hurricane Katrina. Since its inception, the ELS program has accommodated user agencies with an array of services, as well as over 28.2 million room nights at thousands of hotels and apartments across the United States and its territories.

The ELS BPA provides the following services:

  • Locates and sources temporary housing with a single call to CLC;
  • Negotiates discounted rates;
  • Provides a phone line for GSA BPA at 1(800) 321-0455;
  • Includes an audit and reporting trail; and
  • Blocks rooms for personnel during a COOP event.

The BPA includes a unilateral right to add additional users at no additional cost.

To join the program, past and prospective users should examine eligibility requirements and other relative information noted below, and act accordingly:

Name Format Size
Emergency Lodging Blanket Purchase Agreement Doc 78K
Modification PA-29 (Invoicing & Payment Guidance) PDF 197K
Modification PA -28 (Revised Section 3 Requirements on page 3 of BPA) PDF 170K
Ordering Instructions for Emergency Lodging PDF 66.5K
ELS Master List of Authorized Users Excel 35K
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) PDF 63.9K
Federal Continuity Directive 1 (FCD1) and 2 (FCD2) PDF 3.56MB
Federal Emergency Management Agency's Continuity Evaluation Tool Web page 949K
2011 ELS Summit Presentation PDF 2.50MB

Authorized users of the ELS Program can place orders for emergency lodging needs or temporary housing nationwide with a single call to the Emergency Lodging Hotline at 1(800) 321-0455, or go to the contractor's website (a non-government website).

If you have any questions regarding ELS, please contact Rick Freda at (703) 605-2172, or rick.freda@gsa.gov or Garlette Jordan at (703) 605-2871 or garlette.jordan@gsa.gov

The shortcut for this page is www.gsa.gov/els.


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