|(a) This section describes the authorized methods of
procurement for travel services and the specific methods for travel
(b) Travel agency contract structure. The comptroller's
travel agency contracts shall contain a clear statement of the services
provided and the cost associated with each service. The contracts
shall also contain descriptions of other ancillary services and any
other provisions necessary for the convenience of the state.
(c) Solicitation and evaluation procedures for travel
(1) The comptroller is not required to competitively
bid travel agency contracts.
(2) The comptroller may negotiate contracts for travel
(3) The comptroller shall solicit private sector entities
to participate in negotiated contracts through effective and efficient
means that ensure the best value for the state.
(4) The comptroller shall consider the following criteria
when evaluating proposed travel agency services:
(A) quantity of services;
(B) quality of services;
(C) price; and
(D) any other terms or conditions required to provide
the overall best value for the state.
(d) Other contracts. The comptroller may use authorized
competitive or negotiated procedures for procuring travel services.
The comptroller shall solicit, evaluate and award contracts for travel
services in a manner that achieves the best overall value for the