by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 25, 2012

Conference and event management firm Courtesy Associates, which is owned by association management company SmithBucklin, has introduced a new consulting service designed to assist meeting suppliers -- including hotels, conference centers and convention centers -- in undergoing the rigorous application process necessary to be listed on the General Services Administration's schedule. Qualified suppliers on the list of government contractors offer prenegotiated prices and other terms and conditions to federal purchasers.