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  • City Pair Program Jerry Bristow Program Lead Office of Travel and Transportation Center for Travel Management
  • Program Objectives
    • Acquire best value service for our federal customers
    • Maintain the quality and service customers expect of this 28 year old program
    • Save taxpayer dollars
    • Partner with Industry
    • Advocate for customers
    • Continually improve the disciplined
    • management approach
  • Benefits
    • No advance purchase required
    • No stay restrictions
    • No airline change /cancellation fees
    • Tickets are fully refundable
    • Last seat available
    • Dual fares (YCA, _CA)
    • No blackout periods
    • Fares are priced on 1-way routes
    • Non-stop service 95% of the time where offered
    • FY 09 awarded 5502 City Pairs to 12 Carriers
    • Airfares average 60-69% less than lowest unrestricted market fares – $3.6 Billion Potential Savings
  • Program Management
    • Annual – Disciplined Process
      • Government – Industry Partnership Meeting
        • Changes / New Requests / Enhancements
      • Market Research
        • Requests from Agency’s & Historical Data
      • Data Analysis
        • Request Service Levels N/S / Connections
        • Establish Market Criteria
          • Factor 1 – Meet Minimum Requirements
          • Factor 2 – Quality of Service Government
    YCA CA
    • Develop Requirements
      • Group Qualifiers
        • Analyze Historical SmartPay / ARC and Estimated FARMS
        • Narrow Markets to Workable Number
          • Approx. 7000 Markets
      • Group I – High Volume / Interest Markets
          • 3500 markets
        • Evaluation Factors
          • Combination of Price and Service levels
    YCA CA
      • Group 2 – Lower Volume / Interest Markets
        • 3500 markets
          • Defined by Passenger Count – Usually under 1000
          • Served by at least one Carrier – Usually connections
          • Meets Minimum Service Requirements
        • Evaluation Factors
          • Lowest Offered Price
  • Solicited Markets Breakdown for CPP
    • Group Distribution - Markets (PAX)
      • Group A - (20,000+)
      • Group B - (15K – 20K)
      • Group C - (10K – 15K)
      • Group D - ( 5K – 10K)
      • Group E - ( 1K - 5K)
      • Group F - ( Under 1K)
    • First Quarter
      • Industry Partnership Meeting
      • Market Research
      • Analyze Data
      • Develop Requirements
    • Second Quarter
      • Establish Evaluation Factors
      • Send to Contracting and Legal for Review
      • Pre-solicitation Conference
    • Third Quarter
      • Final Solicitation Issued
      • Receive Proposals
      • Evaluate Bids
    • Fourth Quarter
      • Award Contracts
      • Advise Customers / TMC’s / CTO’s
      • Third Party Audits
    Annual Events and Milestones
  • Appropriate Forms of Payment
    • SmartPay ® charge cards
      • Centrally billed
      • Individually billed
    • Government Transportation Request (GTR) for International travel only
  • Who can use the City Pair Program? ONLY Federal or Military employees on official travel, using an appropriate form of payment
    • May cost re-imbursable contractors use CPP? - No
      • CPP fares are for Government employees on Official Business
      • Must be purchased with valid Government issued SmartPay
    • Can contract fares be used for personal travel? - No
    • Can two contract fares be combined to save money?
      • No – Where CPP contract fare is awarded - cannot construct two connecting contract fares lower than an awarded CPP Fare
      • Yes – Where no CPP contract fare is awarded - can construct two CPP Fares for the most economical fare.
    • Are contract fares easily identifiable? Yes (YCA, _CA)
    Frequently Asked Questions...
  • City Pair Airfare Search City Pair Airfare Search Source: http://apps.fss.gsa.gov/citypairs/search
    • GSA looks forward to working with each of our customer agencies to achieve world-class travel management government-wide.
    • For additional information visit:
    • www.gsa.gov/travel