NSW seeks airline offers
THE NSW Government has launched a procurement process which will see it directly negotiate with selected airlines for domestic and international travel.
Rather than a formal tender, the approach will see carriers contacted directly by NSW Procurement over the coming weeks, with the aim of “updating the airfare arrangements for the whole of NSW Government”.
Specified locations include flights from NSW to all other states and territories, as well as for travel across NSW regions.
International destinations are not specified at this stage.
A notice on the NSW Tenders website states that “suppliers have been identified based on usage and timely coverage”.
However airlines which have not been contacted by 31 Jan and wish to submit pricing proposals can contact the relevant agency on 1800 679 289.
Other recent changes to the NSW Govt travel arrangements include last month’s launch of a new accommodation portal operated by Flight Centre’s FCM Travel Services, with over 1,000 contracted providers.