Insurance Services Crescent Purchasing Consortium

Insurance Services Crescent Purchasing Consortium

Insurance for academies, free schools and other similar educational institutions. UK-Salford: insurance services

2012/S 55-090175

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Crescent Purchasing Consortium
Technology House, Lissadel Street
For the attention of: Neale Walker
M6 6AP Salford
Telephone: +44 1612957986
Fax: +44 1612955599

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: Public sector purchasing consortium
I.3)Main activity

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Insurance for academies, free schools and other similar educational institutions.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 6a:
NUTS code UK

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Short description.
Framework agreement for the provision of insurance and related services to academies, free schools and other eligible schools, to follow on from the existing DfE-endorsed CPC framework. The framework panel shall comprise up to five providers, which may be direct insurers (inc. mutuals) and/or broker-insurer partnerships. End users will access the framework via a streamlined mini-competition process.
Additional information.
Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) is a collaborative purchasing organisation owned by and working for its members in the further education sector. It also has a strong presence in the English academies sector; more than half of its 1 150 member institutions are academies. CPC has a successful insurance framework for academies, endorsed by the Department for Education, which has been used by a large number of schools that are converting to academy status.
This tendering process is for a follow-on insurance framework for academies, free schools and other schools. It is anticipated that the new framework panel shall comprise up to 5 providers. Each provider shall be either a direct insurer or a partnership between an insurer or insurers and an insurance broker or brokers. The partnerships between insurers and brokers must be fixed at time of tender submission and tenders must be submitted jointly, although each partnership shall have a lead organisation with overall responsibility for provision of the service. Bids from mutual insurers will also be considered. Each provider must be able to arrange all general insurances for each end user.
End users will access the framework via a mini-competition process through the submission of a common streamlined request for proposal presentation to all eligible providers. Providers are expected to bid in every mini-competition. It is anticipated that there could be more than 70 mini-competitions per month. Providers will need to be capable of handling such volumes, and insurers may wish to consider forming partnerships with a number of brokers (e.g. each with a geographical territory) to distribute the workload associated with a high volume of mini-competitions. NB: the framework will be structured to ensure that end users will not be expected to evaluate more than five proposals from the framework panel.
Please contact Neale Walker to find out more about CPC’s objectives and requirements. Please also register your interest on our e-tendering portal at:

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66510000, 66519000, 66512000, 66516000, 66515000, 66513000, 66514000, 66518000, 66517300, 66513200

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 11.5.2012. Completion 11.5.2014

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
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See tender documents.
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: no
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

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
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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2001/S 249-406202 of 28.12.2011

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: 4.4.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 11.4.2012

CPC, Salford.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:16.3.2012