The Travel Services unit of the Department of Business
Services has been delegated authority from the Department of Procurement
and Supply to issue travel and hosting contracts on behalf of the University
(up to $100k), effective 7/1/06.
University departments do not have authority to enter
into travel or hosting contracts/agreements, regardless of the dollar
Travel Services is the University office with authority to execute contracts
and agreements for travel services including:
- Group Airline, Train, and Bus Travel
- Conference Accommodations and Events
- Local Hosting
If your department is planning group travel or a local group event that
will require a signed contract and/or will exceed the University's departmental
$5,000 delegated procurement authority limit, contact Travel Services
before entering into discussions with vendors.
Normally, group air and hotel accommodations should be made through
the University contract travel agencies.
Globetrotter Travel has a group travel unit that can be reached by calling 301.570.0800 and then pressing 2. A purchase order is not required when
utilizing the University's contract travel agencies. Globetrotter Travel
will provide all coordination with Travel Services if it is necessary
for a contract to be executed. If a group hotel or other service is not
arranged through Globetrotter Travel, contact Travel Services for instruction
on how to proceed.
Should you require additional information, please contact Travel Services