Issue - meetings

Business Travel Tenders

Meeting: 10/12/2008 - Cabinet (Item 318)



The Director of Finance advised that Council did not currently have a formal Contract in place for Business Travel, Rail Travel, Hotel Accommodation, Conferences and Air Travel.


The current method of procuring business travel had not been subject to a formal corporate tendering procedure, and was undertaken by individual departments.


His report outlined the work undertaken by the Procurement Team, in collaboration with the Merseyside Procurement Group (MPG) and, recommended the award of a contract to Redfern Travel to provide a corporate travel service for Council use for three years commencing on 1 January 2009.


Resolved - That


(1)  the financial and efficiency savings identified in the report be noted and changes to the way the Council currently procures Business Travel be supported;


(2)  the award of the contract for Business Travel to Redfern Travel be approved; and


(3)  the contract implementation plan be approved.