Public Sector Travel and Venue Solutions

Rail and air travel and accommodation booking. Includes finding venues, for example for conferences.

Description

This agreement includes online and offline service, specialist services, and zero and low-cost booking fee models. The agreement allows you to specify rail and air travel and accommodation requirements in a user-friendly booking environment, equivalent to commercial travel websites. The agreement includes options for fully managed off and online services. There is also a lot for finding venues and supporting services.

Public Sector Negotiated Programmes
The Public Sector Negotiated Programmes for transportation and accommodation are the largest programmes of their kind in the UK, enabling CCS to achieve the best value fares and rates.

  • To request a new fare for inclusion on the Public Sector Negotiated Programme for Air, complete our new fare request form.
  • To request a new property for inclusion in the Public Sector Negotiated Programme for Accommodation, complete our new property request form.

Benefits

  • Off and online solutions through CCS’s Digital Travel Solution (DigiTS)
  • Option to share commission between you and supplier
  • Use of technology, for example, barcode tickets to reduce printing
  • Data security specified by the National Cyber Security Centre
  • Performance measured from your go-live date: refreshed service credits commence on the third full month
  • Supports government strategies on buying from SMEs, carbon-reduction commitments and data security
  • Improved access, quality, accuracy and timeliness of supplier management information and reporting.

Products and suppliers

There are 7 suppliers on this framework

Lot 1: Online Rail Solution
Lot 1: online booking system for booking rail

Expires:

1 suppliers

Lot 2: Online Accommodation Solution
Lot 2: online booking system for booking accommodation

Expires:

1 suppliers

Lot 3: Online Air Solution
Lot 3: online booking system for booking air travel

Expires:

1 suppliers

Lot 4: Offline and Online Travel Solution
Lot 4: online booking system and an offline booking service for booking business travel and supporting services

Expires:

3 suppliers

Lot 5: Venue Find, Group Accommodation and Supporting Services
Lot 5: venue-finding services for meetings, booking of group accommodation and supporting services

Expires:

1 suppliers

How to buy

The agreements can be accessed via direct award and further competition. CCS will work with you to identify the most suitable solution.

Read the customer welcome document section entitled How to use this Commercial Agreement which outlines a number of different ways the lots can be accessed.

Choose your route to market:

  • Lots 1, 2, 3 and 5 are single-supplier lots, so direct award only is permitted. Use the enabling agreement to buy.
  • Lot 4 can be accessed either by direct award or by running a further competition among the three suppliers.

Pricing can be accessed via CCS’s eSourcing tool

Read the customer welcome document for further guidance.

Access to online booking tools will be via the DigiTS portal. CCS Travel team will send you details on how to register when you return the enabling agreement.