Education makes its pick for e-travel

The Education Department has selected CW Government Travel Inc. of San Antonio to provide electronic travel services and an expense management system.

Department employees will use CWGT's E2 Solutions product for planning and authorization, approvals, reservations, vouchers and reporting, the contractor said late last month.

The vendor plans to launch its GetThere online booking engine component immediately.

Education plans to increase the use of online bookings to 70 percent by January.

The contract, with a one-year base period through November 2006 and options to extend the agreement up to five more years, is valued at $8.2 million.

CWGT is the current provider for Education's traditional Travel Management Center services.

CWGT also provides e-travel services to the Interior, Labor and State departments, and General Services Administration headquarters.

CWGT is one of only three travel providers that GSA chose for E-Travel services, one of the President's Management Agenda e-government initiatives.

Federal agencies are expected to have implemented E-Travel by September 2006.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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