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United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Travel management services
Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Travel Management Services
NEPO have established a framework contract for the provision of a travel management service. The framework contract will provide for booking of all rail and air travel tickets, all hotel accommodation and any other ancillary requirements related to business travel. NEPO507 is to be a single provider solution which will replace the existing framework contract for travel management services expiring 31 July 2020.
NEPO procured the framework contract using the open tender procedure. Tenderers were evaluated in accordance with the award criteria contained within the invitation to tender documents. The most economically advantageous tenderer was awarded the framework contract. NEPO does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of the services (if any) which will be placed with the successful provider by any contracting authority using the framework contract pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof. In accordance with the framework contract, each contracting authority will enter into a call-off contract. The call-off contract is to be entered into by both the contracting authority and awarded provider and will be based on the terms and conditions as provided for in the framework contract.
The framework contract is for a period of 48 months with the options to extend for up to a further 2 x 12 month periods. This is due to the commercial and contractual complexity of the framework contract combined with the cost of administrating the procurement for NEPO, contracting authorities and the successful tenderers.
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contract
Section VI: Complementary information
NEPO is a central purchasing body as defined in the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR15). This means that NEPO may provide central purchasing activity on behalf of contracting authorities.
The agreement is available for use by all NEPO members. A list of member organisations is available in the About section of the NEPO website at: www.nepo.org
This agreement is also made available to all current and future NEPO associate members. Current associate members are listed in the associate member section of the NEPO website at: www.nepo.org/associate-membership/list
NEPO has made the resulting agreement available for use by all contracting authorities throughout all administrative regions of the UK (as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015) including but not limited to Government Departments and their Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Central Government, NHS Bodies, local authorities, emergency services, coastguard emergency services, educational establishments, registered social landlords and registered charities who have a need to purchase services.
Please see the following websites for further details:
A complete list of permissible users is shown on the NEPO website below:
Further information can be found at: www.nepo.org