Accident and Health Insurance Services Tender

Accident and Health Insurance Services Tender

Insurance services. Accident and health insurance services. Engineering insurance services. Various insurance services as set out in the lots in Annex B.

UK-Wakefield: insurance services

2012/S 230-378897

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Wakefield Council
Town Hall, Wood Street
For the attention of: Andrew Burkinshaw
WF1 2HQ Wakefield
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1924305824
E-mail: aburkinshaw@wakefield.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.wakefield.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Jardine Lloyd Thompson – Public Sector Risks
6 Crutched Friars
For the attention of: Julia Reffell
EC3N 2PH London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2075583253
E-mail: julia_reffell@jltgroup.com
Fax: +44 2075583289
Internet address: www.jltgroup.com

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Jardine Lloyd Thompson – Public Sector Risks
6 Crutched Friars
For the attention of: Julia Reffell
EC3N 2PH London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2075583253
E-mail: Julia_reffell@jltgroup.com
Fax: +44 2075583289
Internet address: www.jltgroup.com

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Jardine Lloyd Thompson – Public Sector Risks
6 Crutched Friars
For the attention of: Julia Reffell
EC3N 2PH London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2075583253
E-mail: Julia_reffell@jltgroup.com
Fax: +44 2075583289
Internet address: www.jltgroup.com

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
Public order and safety
Environment
Economic and financial affairs
Health
Housing and community amenities
Social protection
Recreation, culture and religion
Education
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Insurance services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 6: Financial servicesa)Insurances services b)Banking and investment services
NUTS code UKE43

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Insurance services. Accident and health insurance services. Engineering insurance services. Various insurance services as set out in the lots in Annex B.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66510000, 66512000, 66519200

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Wakefield Council is looking at the option of a 3 year policy, with the option to extend by a further two periods of 1 year.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Engineering inspection and insurance

1)Short description

Engineering inspection and insurance.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66510000, 66519200

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Personal accident and travel insurance

1)Short description

Personal accident and travel insurance.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66510000, 66512000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Service Providers will be authorised to write the classes of insurance listed within the EU Member States subject to English/Welsh Law and jurisdiction of the English/Welsh courts. Potential suppliers may be asked to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate insurance regulatory authority indicating the types of insurance the insurer is authorised to provide and must comply with Department of Trade and Industry regulations.
Potential suppliers may be asked to produce a copy of their annual report and accounts for the last 3 years, name and address of bankers, details of last 3 years of underwriting experience for the class of business referred to in this notice.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: ‘A’ rated by stand and poor or equivalent agency.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details of membership of any professional body or association and education/professional qualifications/experience of all staff providing the services and evidence of risk management capabilities. Please see the invitation to tender (ITT) for more details.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Service providers will be insurance companies authorised to write the classes of insurance listed within the EU Member States subject to English/Welsh law and jurisdiction of the English/Welsh courts. The service will be regulated by the provisions of the Insurance Companies Act 1982 and any modification thereof.
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures) yes
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 4.1.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

31.1.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

1) Ace Insurance, ACE Building, 100 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 3BP;
2) Aviva Insurance, St Helen’s, 1 Undershaft, London EC3P 3DQ;
3) Allianz Insurance PLC, 60 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0HR;
4) Chartis Europe Ltd,, The Chartis Building, 58 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4AB;
5) Chubb Insurance;
6) HSB Engineering, Aldgate House, 33 Aldgate High Street, London, EC3N 1EN;
7) Royal and Sun Alliance Group Plc, St Mark’s Court, Chart Way, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1XL;
8) Zurich Municipal, Zurich House, 2 Gladiator Way, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6GB.
GO Reference: GO-20121127-PRO-4413993.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

City Of Wakefield District Council
Corporate Procurement Unit
WF1 2DD Wakefield
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@wakefield.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1484306781

Body responsible for mediation procedures

City Of Wakefield District Council
Corporate Procurement Unit
WF1 2DD Wakefield
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@wakefield.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1484306781

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point when information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. “If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2009/2992) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:27.11.2012