Crown Commercial Service

New public sector travel and venue solutions agreements opens for business

I am pleased to announce our new public sector travel and venue solutions commercial agreements has recently launched. Public Sector Travel and Venue Solutions (RM6016) includes online solutions for rail travel, accommodation and air travel to provide you with a seamless, user-friendly booking experience, which are now similar to booking personal travel for leisure. In addition, you can also access event services, including venue find  as well as the one stop shop Travel Management Company service for both online and offline services.

We have appointed 7 suppliers to deliver services to all public sector customers including local authorities, universities, schools, NHS trusts and the third sector.

Saving you time and money

Our aim is to reduce the cost of travel for you, one way we will do this is through low cost online booking fees and zero online booking fees (applicable across specific solutions) as well as providing you access to a wide network of discounted air fares and accommodation rates available through our Public Sector Negotiated Programmes. This means you can access the same level of discounts as our largest central government organisations, demonstrating true value for money across all of the public sector.

The new suite of solutions offer you choice, commercial value and innovation for all public sector organisations, embracing developments in technology to enhance both the experience for organisations managing travel and for public sector customers booking travel.

Users of PSTVS benefit from a mix of specialist providers, multiple pricing options and a choice of online-only and online-and-offline services.

How to access

Access to the programmes and new travel solutions will be available through our brand new Purchasing Platform – currently known as Digital Travel Solution (DigiTS).

The new digital platform will allow customers to utilise multiple solutions under a single sign-on.

Find out more about Public Sector Travel and Venue Solutions or if you have any questions, please get in touch – we’re happy to help.