Decision Maker: Chief Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Currently the council uses paper-based travel warrants that are issued from a physical travel warrant book and require an automated online service which allows for the purchase of train tickets and hotels.
Paper based travel warrants have many disadvantages & inefficiencies including;
It is also open to potential Service User fraud including:?
Rail Station Ticket Offices are currently planned to be closed in stations so service users will not be able to redeem travel warrants for train tickets?. As a solution, the council plan to use an online travel booking system for rail, hotel and flight bookings.
CCS offer online travel solution framework agreements that meet our requirements?. Other local authorities are already using online travel solutions, so they are tried and tested?.
It was AGREED that a contract is awarded to Clarity Travel limited under the Crown Commercial Services Travel and Venue Solutions RM6217.
Following a review of the market and available procurement frameworks it has been demonstrated that the award of a new contract to Clarity Travel limited under the Crown Commercial Service Travel and Venue Solutions RM6217 framework represents value in terms of price and quality.
Details are contained within the Procurement Report
Publication date: 09/02/2024
Date of decision: 31/01/2024