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Insurance and Associated Services for Academies & Schools

This DfE recommended framework provides insurance for schools, academies and multi-academy trusts.

Starting Date
07/09/2020
Ending Date
06/09/2024
Tender Reference
CPC/GS/01/20
Description

The CPC's DfE recommended agreement to provide insurance for Academies, Multi-Academy Trusts, Maintained Schools and Free Schools. Insurance products and support services are available directly from insurers or via specialist insurance brokers. CPC members can obtain Comprehensive Insurance Cover & Service Provision through Lot 1 providing you with choice and an alternative to the DfE Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA). For members that have joined the RPA, you can purchase any peripheral cover not included within the RPA through Lot 2.

Lot 1 Comprehensive Insurance Cover & Service Provision will provide insurance protection for:

  • Employers liability
  • Professional indemnity
  • Public and products liability
  • Governors and Officers liability
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Motor occasional business use
  • Engineering damage
  • Statutory plant inspection services
  • Contract works for building projects
  • Business and student travel (including overseas travel)
  • Personal accident
  • Works of art
  • Property damage including glass, money, refrigerated/frozen food and property in transit
  • Computer equipment (fixed or portable)
  • Terrorism
  • Loss due to employee dishonesty or crime by third parties
  • Legal expenses
  • Employment practices liability
  • Hirers Liability
  • Libel and slander
  • Cyber risks

For further information and a template questionnaire for this lot, please see the framework user guide below. CPC recommend that all institutions looking to obtain full Insurance Cover read and assimilate contents of the user guide before utilising this framework.

Lot 2 can provide institutions within the RPA the following covers:

  • Motor Vehicles
  • Motor occasional business use
  • Engineering damage
  • Statutory engineering plant inspection services
  • Contract Works for building projects
  • Cyber risks
  • Other specific covers as required

Members should complete the Additional Insurance Questionnaire in order to obtain quotes in this area.

The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this Framework to Schools and Academies.

View all DfE Approved Frameworks

Benefits
  1. A simple process for obtaining competitive quotations using CPC’s specially designed insurance questionnaire(s).
  2. Full compliance with internal procurement regulations and the UK Public Contract Regulations.
  3. Specialist Education insurance providers who will deliver expert advice on coverage needs, claims handling and risk management.
  4. Recommended by DfE’s Risk Protection Arrangement Team for additional cover.
  5. Recommended by the DfE Schools Commercial Team on their list of approved frameworks for Schools.
  6. Expert technical advice provided by FCA regulated partners Risk2Value (R2V).
How to Use

If you are a member of the DfE Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA) and require quotations for additional covers/services (for example Cyber Insurance, Motor Insurance, Contract Works, Engineering Inspection Services etc), please firstly check that your institution is a CPC Member following the guidance below. If you are already a member of CPC, please login and download the Additional Insurance Questionnaire available below and follow the instructions contained therein.

For Lot 1 Comprehensive Insurance Cover & Service Provision, CPC members are required to undertake a further competition. If you are already a member of CPC, please login and download the framework user guide for guidance and to access our template documentation.  If you have any queries, please contact our helpdesk on 0800 066 2188.

Get a Quote

The CPC Quote Tool makes it easy to perform and manage a further competition exercise on this Framework. It's free to use for all our members and offers quick, compliant access to all suppliers on purchases that fall below £214,904.00

Get a Quote

If your purchase exceeds £214,904.00, the CPC Sourcing Cloud is available that complies with the regulations to allow electronic tender returns whilst still being free to use for our members. Find out more about the CPC Sourcing Cloud.

Associated Documentation
  • Pre Tender Supplier Warm Up Letter
  • Lot 2 Additional Insurance Questionnaire Essential
    This is for additional insurance cover. Institutions must complete this short questionnaire to obtain quotations for insurance covers and services not included within the Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA), e.g. motor vehicles, engineering inspection services, cyber risks, contract works and more.
  • Lot 1 Insurance All Covers Questionnaire Essential
    nstitutions must complete this short questionnaire to obtain quotations for Comprehensive Insurance Cover & Service Provision providing you with choice and an alternative to the DfE Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA).
  • Feedback Questionnaire
  • Framework User Guide Essential
    This is required reading if you are considering using this framework. It tells you everything you need to know about the panel of providers, eligibility, running the mini-competition process, and evaluating bids.
Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this Framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Michelle Newcombe

Procurement Manager

[email protected]

0161 535 0138