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United Kingdom-Liverpool: Travel management services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs
Address of the buyer profile: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk
Section II: Object
Public Sector Global Travel and Venue Solutions
Solution A (Lot 1) will cover domestic and international travel and venue find booked from UK and overseas points of sale — appointed to 1 supplier.
Solution B (Lot 2) will cover domestic and international travel and venue find booked from UK point of sale only — appointed to 2 suppliers.
Domestic and International Travel and Venue Find Booked from UK and Overseas Points of Sale
Services required from at least 50 overseas locations where a local booking solution is required.
A global travel and venue find booking solution for customers that have significant travel booked outside the UK and require servicing from international points of sale.
Domestic and International Travel and Venue Find Booked from UK Points of Sale
A travel and venue find solution for customers that have negligible point to point travel outside the UK and do not require servicing from international points of sale.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Crown Commercial Service invites suggestions and feedback on the proposed solution structure from the market including industry experts, specialists and suppliers.
To participate in market engagement please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions and/or feedback in your email, along with the following details:
1) Organisation name;
2) Contact name;
3) Job title of contact (including responsibility within your organisation);
4) Contact phone number;
5) Contact email;
6) Organisation website link.
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk].
Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.
The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS pipeline page http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline for updates and monitor tenders electronic daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.
Please be advised that in preparation to participate in this competition for this commercial agreement that:
The cyber essentials scheme is mandatory for central government contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the cyber essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.
To participate in the procurement for Solution A, bidders will be required at a minimum to demonstrate that they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by cyber essentials plus for the services under and in connection with the procurement.
To participate in the procurement for Solution B, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by cyber essentials for the services under and in connection with the procurement.
The bidder may be awarded a framework contract but shall not enter into any call-off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the cyber essentials or cyber essentials plus scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement.
The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government security classifications scheme (April 2014) of official. It will be a condition of this contract that this material must be protected. Baseline protection controls are defined in ISO27001:2013 and further defined by the security policy framework https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-security
We would now like to conduct engagement with suppliers who operate in this market to gain a greater understanding of the marketplace, therefore, the following market engagement is available to all interested suppliers to attend:
Date: 29th August
Schedule: 11.00 a.m. until 01.00 p.m.
Location: Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SN.
If you are interested in attending the market engagement session please express your interest by emailing CCS at email@example.com no later than Thursday 22nd August.
Your email must clearly state:
3) Job title of contact (including responsibility within the organisation);
The public sector contract is available on Gov.UK here. It is made up of core terms and schedules.