Travel Insurance Contract

Travel Insurance Contract

Contract value:£0 – £5,000. Reference number: CROS001

Deadline date:26/04/2012

This deadline is for… Expression of Interest and registration on Home Office PCT e-sourcing portal

Contract value:£0 – £5,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: European Union Specialist insurance required for travel predominantly to Afghanistan, Ghana, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Europe and the Middle East.

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: PCoE – Procurement Centre of Excellence


Description of the contract

Specialist travel insurance is required to cover a team that comprises of 8 individuals as monitors on repatriation flights, (a maximum of 2 people per flight but more usually 1 per flight). The standard practice is to fly to the destination country, disembark the foreign nationals, refuel and depart. There is rarely a need for them to disembark and in the few countries where this is required they would not be going outside the terminal building. We do however still need to ensure that cover is in place where they cannot leave immediately, (i.e. due to bad weather, technical problems with the aircraft etc.). They will be operating between roughly 40 flights per annum and have incurred no losses. Whilst it is difficult to say exactly where they travel, they certainly undertake trips as follows: • 10 flights to Afghanistan, (in the event of an emergency the contingency is for accommodation within the airport compound). • 6 flights to Iraq, (in the event of an emergency contingency is for accommodation at either an airport hotel or within the international zone – transfer will be in an armoured vehicle with close security protection teams). • 20 trips elsewhere, (including but not limited to Jamaica, Sri Lanka, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Gambia, Ghana, Pakistan and EU countries).


Classification of the contract

66000000 Financial and insurance services

66510000 Insurance services

66500000 Insurance and pension services

66514100 Insurance related to Transport


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Lowest price

Estimated length of contract: 12 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Arran Price

Organisation name PCoE – Procurement Centre of Excellence

Address Room 2Y92 Concept House, Cardiff Road, Newport, Gwent, NP10 8QQ

Telephone 01633811600

Extension number:


Web address


How to apply

The Home Office uses an eSourcing toolkit to enable its sourcing activities to be conducted over the Internet. Any organisation intending to submit an expression of interest must be registered as a supplier with the Home Office eSourcing Portal. To register, visit the Portal’s Login Page at and complete the online registration form by clicking on the “Register Supplier Organisation” link in the top right-hand corner of the page. The entire process should take no more than 10 minutes and need only be completed once. Passwords are issued via email, normally within 1 working day. Please contact the eSourcing Help Desk for support in completing the online registration process; call 01633 811 600 or email Once registered, organisations intending to submit an expression of interest must send an email to any time up to, but no later than Thursday 26th April 2012. The email should be entitled CROS Travel Insurance and contain the following details: your organisation’s name; your contact’s email address; your contact’s name and your contact’s telephone number. Any expressions of interest not submitted in the required form (or containing the requested information) may be rejected. If, however, you believe that there are reasons as to why you would be unable to use the eSourcing service, please let us know by emailing and we will consider how best to overcome your difficulties. Organisations who have complied with the foregoing will receive details of how to access and complete the online Request for Proposal (RFP). The online RFP must be fully completed no later than 12pm Tuesday 1st May 2012. For Further Information on the Home Office please view our Website at