Travel Management Services Agreement Now Live

Travel Management Services Agreement Now Live

This agreement, which replaces previous iterations, provides a compliant route to market and a collaborative procurement channel for an estimated £700 million in university spend across the UK.

 


This agreement, which went live on 19 August 2019, will run until 18 August 2023. The agreement gives members access to a fully managed service for all UK and International travel and associated services for staff, along with the following services for students:


 UK and international air, rail and hotel/hostel services

 Ferry services

 Eurostar

 International vehicle hire

 Group travel services

 Relevant professional advice to Members for student group travel.

The agreement offers process savings, reduced risk and standard service level agreements, providing a compliant route to market.

 

Members using the agreement will benefit from:

 Competitive rates

 A wide choice of suppliers to match organisational requirements and culture

 A set of standard added-value services across all suppliers, complemented by supplier specific added-value services

 Greater flexibility when booking flights

 Access to academic fares which offer greater flexibility than traditional fares

 Rigorous duty-of-care procedures and protocols to ensure both staff and students are safe while undertaking university activities

 A focus on sustainability and corporate responsibility: 10% of supplier score weighting was assigned to sustainability and covered areas such as modern slavery, carbon reporting data, greener ways to travel, and International Labour Organisation employment standards for overseas workers

 EU and UK compliance (OJEU compliance)

 Fast route to market.

 

 

We are proud to announce the following as awarded suppliers on the agreement via two lots:

Lot 1 – Business Travel Management Services: Clarity, Click Travel, Diversity Travel, Key Travel, Selective Travel, STA Travel


Lot 2 – Student Group Travel Services: Clarity, Diversity Travel, Key Travel, Selective Travel, STA Travel, Studylink Tours



For more information on this agreement, please visit www.hecontracts.co.uk or contact Sam Wells.