Contracting Vehicles


NCSI offers a variety of contracting options to satisfy all your specific event and integrated marketing service requirements. Our highly flexible contracting vehicles are approved for use by all federal agencies and facilities. Whether using a simple MOU between NCSI and your organization or ordering directly using one of our pre-competed vehicles, NCSI will guide you towards the best method for engaging our services. We have a proven track record of successful coordination and procurement with leading federal agencies and organizations.

No-Cost Contract

NCSI’s no-cost contract vehicles for event planning and integrated marketing services have been validated by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), are approved for use by all federal agencies, and can dramatically simplify the acquisition process. According to GAO Opinion B-308968 No-Cost Contracts for Event Planning Services:

“We conclude that the NCSI contract is a valid, binding no-cost contract that agencies may utilize to obtain conference planning services”

More recently, both the Department of Defense and the U.S. Army have validated the use of no-cost contracts subject to approval authority.

We can answer your questions concerning no-cost contracts. Allow us to provide your agency with all the facts, regulations and precedents (including citations and references). We have experience navigating the legal, contracting, and approval authorities involved in the planning process for many events.

GAO B-308968, No-Cost Contracts for Event Planning Services

DoD Chief Management Officer – Conference Guidance 4.0

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

The majority of our agreements with customers are formed using a Memorandum of Understanding. Once initial meetings have taken place, NCSI is able to collaborate with the customer to form a document that outlines roles and responsibilities to meet all deliverables for the event. This cost and time effective method of engagement allows for flexibility, accountability, transparency, and a true partnership between NCSI and our customers.

GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS)

Contract #47QRAA22D0045

SIN 561920: Conference, Meeting, Event and Trade Show Planning Services
SIN 541613: Marketing Consulting Services

Services provided under this SIN include the production and planning of a variety of events of different sizes and scopes. NCSI can provide for all services and event deliverables included in this SIN, with many of our capabilities available using a no-cost contract for the government.

NSA Conference Planning Services BPA

This vehicle is for services that fall under SIN 541 4D (Advertising and Integrated Marketing Solutions) that support the National Security Agency. Both firm fixed price and no cost contracts are available on this BPA.


Contact Rebecca Steppling, Senior Vice President, with questions or to receive more information about how to obtain our services.
Phone: 443-561-2406