Travel Management Services Contract
This tender covers the provision of a managed travel service for the purpose of booking all rail and air travel tickets, all hotel accommodation and other requirements related to business travel.
United Kingdom-Manchester: Travel management services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The Manchester Growth Company
Lee House, 90 Great Bridgewater St
For the attention of: Nick Batty
M1 5JW Manchester
Telephone: +44 1612374044
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.manchestergrowth.co.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.manchestergrowth.co.uk/
Electronic access to information: http://www.manchestergrowth.co.uk/travel-management-tender
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The Manchester Growth Company
Churchgate House, 56 Oxford Street
M1 6EU Manchester
Internet address: www.manchestergrowth.co.uk/travel-management-tender
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 20: Supporting and auxiliary transport services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UKD3.
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in months: 36
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 1 500 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The Manchester Growth Company have a requirement for both domestic (within the boundaries of the United Kingdom) and overseas travel (Europe and worldwide) and the intention of this contract is to standardise and control the procurement of corporate travel across the group as currently travel spend is managed separately by each business unit.
The contract is for a 1 year period with an option to extend for 2 further 1 year periods.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
63516000, 63500000, 63510000, 63520000, 63515000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Range: between 100 000 and 1 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
Description of particular conditions: Compliance with the conditions of the various public funding streams accessed by the Manchester Growth Company.
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
The tender must be completed and returned in accordance with the instructions, by the deadline listed in Section IV.3.4) of this contract notice and as defined in the Tender Documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Bidders must be a registered member of:
a) Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA);
b) Air Travel Organisers Licence (ATOL) or their equivalents.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): The contract may be used to place orders for projects funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The MGC is an economic development strategy-driven and commercially-focussed organisation which reinvests any surpluses to achieve its aims.
MGC deliver a wide range of business and people-facing services across the North of England and the East Midlands. These include:
Business start-up, business growth, inward investment, business finance, and international trade services;
Skills training for individuals and businesses;
Organisational development services;
Recruitment and employment services;
Careers advice and guidance;
Policy, strategy and research.
Official Tourist Board for the Manchester city region:
Marketing and Communication Services:
The MGC is made up of the following companies:
Economic Solutions Limited t/a Manchester Growth Company/MGC;
Marketing Manchester (including Visit Manchester);
GM Business Support Limited t/a GM Business Support;
ChamberLink Limited t/a Business Support Solutions;
The North West Apprenticeship Company Limited t/a NWAC;
Challenge 4 Change Limited t/a Challenge 4 Change Trading Limited;
IDG t/a Improvement Development Growth Limited;
CfA t/a Centre for Assessment Limited;
IQC2 Limited t/a IQC2 Limited;
The Skills Company;
The Work Company t/a Skills and Work Solutions Limited;
Employment and Regeneration Partnership Limited;
The Enterprise Fund Limited t/a BFS or Business Finance Solutions;
BFS Funding Managers Limited;
BFS NWF General Partner Limited;
NWF (Micro Loans) LP.
In addition the following companies are to be included in the agreement and are deemed to be MGC Group companies for its purposes:
Manchester Investment and Development Agency Service Limited t/a MIDAS;
Commission for the New Economy Limited t/a New Economy.
Funding of MGC comes in part from public funding streams, e.g. European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The delivery of support under such funding agreements requires MGC to comply with public procurement guidelines. As a result this tender is designed to enable companies within the group under these obligations to demonstrate compliance with these guidelines and ensure value for money.
Further information regarding the Manchester Growth Company can be found at the MGC website: http://www.manchestergrowth.co.uk
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: