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Government Departments: Hotels

Volume 493: debated on Wednesday 3 June 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will instruct the Office of Government Commerce to review its policy of using only certain travel companies to procure business-use hotel accommodation. (277915)

Buying Solutions manage two framework agreements awarded to a total of six travel management companies (TMC’s) following competitive tender action in accordance with EU procurement legislation.

Public sector customers are not obliged to use these TMC’s if they have alternative EU compliance arrangements.