AnCon09 CPP

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AnCon09 CPP

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

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