Public Sector Global Travel and Venue Solutions

Scope

This agreement offers travel management services for the public sector which will include:

  • lot 1 (solution A) – will cover domestic and international travel (including air, rail and accommodation) and venue find (meeting space) booked from UK and overseas points of sale*
  • lot 2 (solution B) – will cover domestic and international travel and venue find booked from UK point of sale only

*The point of sale is the time and country where a travel transaction is booked and paid for.  For example a ticket to fly from Paris to New York could be booked from a French point of sale and invoiced in EUR (euros) or from a UK point of sale and invoiced in GBP (pounds sterling). The terms and conditions associated with these two examples could potentially be different.

Customer engagement

We would still like to speak to central government and wider public sector organisations who use travel management services in the UK and overseas, to help us shape this new agreement and potentially act as evaluators on the tender.

If you would like to get involved please email travelprocurement@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Supplier engagement

We have published a Prior Information Notice (PIN).

In August 2019 we presented the framework to the market and suppliers shared their initial thoughts around the options we proposed.

We reviewed supplier feedback about the procurement strategy for both solutions,
and global servicing capability for Solution A. We will use this feedback to inform our strategy.

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The agreement will use the new Public Sector Contract (PSC).

When setting up a new framework we will use:

  • the standard core terms
  • relevant schedules (some schedules must be used, others are optional).

As part of the pre-tender engagement we invited suppliers to provide feedback on the core terms to help us draft the final framework. We have reviewed this feedback and used it to inform our strategy.

Important links

Prior Information Notice (PIN) Read PIN
Contract Notice in OJEU Not available yet
Download tender documents Not available yet

Timelines

Activity Estimated dates
Pre-market engagement Summer/Autumn 2019
Drafting procurement documents Autumn 2019
Publication of OJEU November 2019
Framework award February 2020 (subject to change)

Documents

RM6164 Procurement strategy consultation form

RM6164 Global servicing information

RM6164 Public sector contract consultation form