Public Sector Insurance Framework Agreement

Public Sector Insurance Framework Agreement

Framework Agreement open to the public sector in the UK for the provision of Insurance Services.

United Kingdom-Huyton: Financial and insurance services

2013/S 157-274293

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Fusion21 Ltd
Link Rd
For the attention of: David Johnson
L36 6AP Huyton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8453082321
E-mail: dave.johnson@fusion21.co.uk
Fax: +44 1514813001

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.fusion21.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.fusion21.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Fusion21
Link Rd
Contact point(s): David Johnson
L36 6AP Huyton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1514813000
E-mail: dave.johnson@fusion21.co.uk
Fax: +44 1514813001
Internet address: www.fusion21.co.uk

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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

General public services
Defence
Public order and safety
Health
Housing and community amenities
Education
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

Progress Housing Group Ltd
Sumner House 21 King St
PR25 2LW Leyland
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Framework Agreement open to the public sector in the UK for the provision of Insurance Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 6: Financial services a) Insurances services b) Banking and investment services
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 months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 000 000 and 30 000 000 GBP

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

Framework Agreement open to the public sector in the UK for the provision of Insurance Services and Claims Management Services.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66000000, 66510000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

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:

The Alliance, a joint venture between Fusion21, Procurement for Housing, PfH, and the Northern Housing Consortium, NHC. are jointly putting together a Framework Agreement open to the public sector in the UK for the provision of Insurance Services and Claims Management Services. Alliance is the UK’s largest procurement initiative for social landlords with over 1 170 members. It represents over 70 % of the country’s social housing stock. Fusion21, Northern Housing Consortium and Procurement for Housing set up Alliance in November 2011 for the benefit of their collective membership.
The primary aim is to create a strategic buying alliance that uses its scale to achieve efficiencies and cost savings through aggregated purchasing power. In addition, by combining its procurement, training and employment expertise along with strong supplier management.
The purpose of the framework is two fold. The exercise will create a framework that can be accessed by public bodies. The top ranked firm from this exercise will be called off directly to provide services for the insurance renewal of Progress Housing Group Ltd. All subsequent call offs will be by mini competition amongst firms selected to the framework. The tender documentation provided relates to Progress Housing Group only.
We estimate that the total value of the call offs for the duration of the framework will not exceed GBP 30 000 000
The framework will be open to current and future members of the Alliance. Please refer to for a full list of available clients
http://www.fusion21.co.uk/membership/ojeu-framework-permissible-users/

This tender does not include lots. Only those service providers than can provide the full range of services as detailed in the tender should apply. Providers providing only a partial range of services will be discounted.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 000 000 and 30 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

This tender is open to Insurance companies who must be licenced to transact business in the categories listed either in the UK or the EU member state domicile. Letter of application must be accompanied with information below.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: This tender is open to Insurance companies who must be licenced to transact business in the categories listed either in the UK or the EU member state domicile. Letter of application must be accompanied with information below.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Copy of last 3 years Annual Report and Accounts. Overview of services provided to the public sector over the last 3 years. Standard & Poor’s (or other equivalent rating agency) rating.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details of names and qualifications of employees who would be responsible for delivery of service. List of other public bodies insured and the class of risk involved/
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: This tender is open to Insurance companies who must be licenced to transact business in the categories listed either in the UK or the EU member state domicile. Letter of application must be accompanied with information below.
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

Open
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: 18.9.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.9.2013 – 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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calender day standstill period at the point information is on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderes in accordance with the remedies directive.This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the contracts are entered into. Such information should be requested from the address in section 1.1. If the appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contract Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must generally be brought promptly, generally within 3 months. Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Fusion21
Link Rd
L36 6AP Huyton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: dave.johnson@fusion21.co.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:12.8.2013