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Departmental Travel

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 30 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which organisation was the successful bidder for the contract for departmental travel with OGCbuying.solutions project code project_17667; and what the total value of the contract is. (272441)

The tenders for this contract are still being evaluated and no award has been made. The Department anticipates an award notice being made by the end of May. No fixed value was quoted in the award but approximate figures on the Department's current annual travel expenditure were quoted as follows:

£

Rail

800,000

Air

200,000

Hotel

400,000

Car

20,000

When the contract is awarded it will be open to the Department's executive agencies and non-departmental bodies.