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Travel

The All-of-Government (AoG) Travel contracts are Air Travel and Travel Management Services.

The AoG Travel contracts provide your agency with transparent pricing, maximum savings, while retaining the flexibility to meet your agency’s requirements.

The AoG Travel contractes are managed by the Government Procurement's Travel Centre of Expertise (CoE).

 

 
 

Air Travel

The initial contract runs until 1 December 2016 with two rights of renewal of 12 months’ each.

Five airlines make up the AoG Air Travel panel, providing coverage across three service areas: Domestic, Trans-Tasman/Pacific Islands and International.

The panel of suppliers is:

  • Air New Zealand Limited
  • Emirates Airline
  • Lufthansa German Airlines
  • Qantas Airways Limited
  • Singapore Airlines Limited

Participating agencies are able to access significant discounts at the point of sale with all five suppliers.

Discounts are between 3% and 8% domestically, and up to 25% internationally, providing average savings of 6%. Agencies with a significant proportion of international travel are likely to save even more.

Agencies that opt to forgo the accrual of Frequent Flyer Points to realise additional savings.

Agencies can access the discounts through a TMS Supplier or directly e.g. the Air New Zealand Direct Connect Portal (DCP). Agencies can employ one or the other or both to best meet their needs.

As of 30 September 2013, 61% of eligible agencies are participating in the contract, which has realised savings in excess of $10m.

 

Travel Management Services

The initial contract runs until 24 June 2015 with two rights of renewal of 24 months each.

Five suppliers make up the AoG TMS panel providing a comprehensive range of services, competitive pricing and choice in supply.

The panel of suppliers is:

  • Executive Travel Ltd (trading as HRG NZ)
  • Flight Centre (NZ) Ltd (trading as FCm Travel Solutions)
  • Atlantic & Pacific Business Travel Limited (APX)
  • Air New Zealand Limited (trading as Tandem Travel)
  • House of Travel (Wellington) Ltd (trading as Orbit Corporate Travel)

The panel offers a suite of travel management services including, but not limited to; online booking tools, expert travel consultants, account management, reporting, risk management, travel policy and spend controls, and consolidated invoicing.

Participating agencies can realise savings of up to 40% against a comparable TMS contract used prior to the AoG contract. The contract is structured to provide price transparency and best value across the travel categories, as well as complement the Air Travel and Rental Vehicle contracts.

The services are priced on an unbundled basis, enabling agencies to pay only for the services they require. Agencies then select between light, medium and high service plans in order to achieve the right mix of service and savings.

Of the agencies participating in the Air Travel contract, 60% are optimising the AoG travel value proposition through participating in the TMS contract as well, while 33% of agencies are booking direct with airline(s).

 

Travel Accommodation

The Travel CoE is not developing an AoG solution for accommodation at the present time. Thorough review of accommodation purchasing across government showed that - while a number of potential savings opportunities exist these are not necessarily best realised through an AoG solution. Current purchasing practices across government are proving both cost-effective and efficient. At this stage, best value for agencies is achieved through a syndicated or cluster purchasing model.

A more detailed overview of our work to date in this area, our conclusions and how we can support agencies with their accommodation requirements is set out in the update below:

For more information on accommodation please contact us at: travel.coe@mbie.govt.nz

 

The buyer's guide and signing up

This guide provides eligible agencies with an overview of the Air Travel and TMS contracts and details the make-up of the supplier panels including:

  • Key benefits of buying through these contracts
  • Overview of the preffered airline route coverage and TMS service models
  • How agencies can transition to the contracts
  • Roles and responsibilities: buyers, suppliers and the CoE
  • Frequently asked questions

The CoE will work directly with an agency's nominated contact for the Air Travel, TMS and Rental Vehicle contracts, and to complete the sign-up process and support transition onto the contracts.
 

Download the buyer's guide here:

 

Contact us

Please email travel.coe@mbie.govt.nz for further information or assistance.

 

Last updated 9 June 2014