By DAVE McMILLION
Staff Writer, Charles Town
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A $9 million contract has been awarded to ARAMARK of Radnor, Pa., to provide guest services to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service training center being built here, according to U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va.
When federal officials were planning the training center, part of the proposal was to contract out guest services such as lodging, food service, grounds maintenance and student transportation, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife spokesman Steve Chase.
ARAMARK will provide all those services as well as operate the center's waste water treatment system, Chase said.
The federal agency began soliciting for bids for the services earlier this year, and firms participating in the selection process had to complete a rigorous interview program, Chase said.