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Capita Travel and Events wins place on Public Sector Travel and Venue Solutions Commercial Agreement

8 March 2018

Capita Travel and Events, the UK’s specialist in travel, meetings and event management has been awarded a position on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) RM6016 Commercial Agreement for ‘Public Sector Travel and Venue Solutions’; the new enabling route for travel and venue services. 

Capita Travel and Events is one of only three suppliers to be awarded a place on ‘Solution 4’ of the Commercial Agreement, following a rigorous evaluation and selection process. Solution 4 provides central government, wider public sector and third sector organisations with access to fully managed, online and offline travel services covering UK and international rail, accommodation and air. 

The new Commercial Agreement provides a quick and efficient route to market to reduce procurement process costs for eligible customers. It enables spend across all customers to be aggregated to achieve economies of scale, commercial benefits, improved efficiencies and savings. Public sector organisations selecting Capita Travel and Events from the agreement will benefit from the company's Smarter Working approach which harnesses data insights and behavioural science to improve organisational savings and employee wellbeing.

James Parkhouse, chief executive officer, Capita Travel and Events, said: “The Commercial Agreement allows customers to appoint service providers without having to repeat the expense of tenders, with the assurance that Capita Travel and Events could meet the highest service standards and deliver excellent value for money. 

“Eligible organisations can benefit from our highly intuitive booking technology, which differs from anything else in the industry. With a smarter working approach, it changes the ways people think about planning travel to look after their own wellbeing, control organisational costs and support productivity. And with our focus on duty of care, we can remove some of the anxieties that lone female travellers, infrequent or inexperienced travellers can face.”

CCS supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services.

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