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Staff Absence Protection & Reimbursement

Use this DfE recommended framework to access market leading providers and policies for managing the cost of teaching staff absence.

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This DfE approved framework provides a simple and compliant way to buy staff absence insurance and reimbursement policies. It offers a solution to any staff absence requirement ensuring educational institutions are financially supported when staff sickness or absence occurs.

Use CPC’s Staff Absence Protection and Reimbursement framework to access a range of market leading providers who offer policies for managing the cost of staff absence or sickness.

Policy options are flexible and can be tailored to individual requirements allowing you to determine your own benefit periods and excess periods. Insurance and reimbursement policies can provide cover for absences caused by:

  • accident
  • illness
  • compassionate leave
  • jury service
  • suspension
  • maternity
  • paternity
  • adoption
  • bereavement
  • mental health
  • stranded staff
  • hazardous sports / winter activities

There are also options to cover pre-existing conditions or any ongoing absences your educational institution may have.

The framework providers can offer additional value through rehabilitation and wellbeing support services designed to help prevent and reduce the number of absences.

 "Crescent Purchasing Limited is an introducer appointed representative, for insurance activity, of Risk2Value Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority".

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

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  1. Compliant with UK Public Sector Procurement Legislation
  2. Choice of provider and policy options
  3. Proven value for money through further competition
  4. Single process to receive multiple quotations from approved providers
  5. Supporting framework guidance and documentation
  6. CPC and Risk2Value assistance and support
How to Use

Members must run a further competition utilising the Staff Absence Questionnaire available below to determine the provider that best meets their requirements. The Staff Absence Questionnaire has been developed in conjunction with the framework providers to collate the minimum level of information required to prepare quotations. Members should also include additional information such as the levels of benefit required, claims history and any special requirements where appropriate. Further information about the framework and further competition process is available in the framework user guide.


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.

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Associated Documentation
  • Staff Absence Insurance Questionnaire Essential
    Institutions should complete this short questionnaire to request proposals from all framework providers as part of their further competition process.
  • Pre Tender Supplier Warm Up Letter
    It is recommended best practice to warm up the market in advance of your mini-competition process. Once completed, members can attach this document to a request for quotation in order to contact potential suppliers.
  • 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.
  • Mini Competition Checklist Essential
    It is recommended that members utilise this checklist when undertaking a mini-competition process to maximise the likelihood of obtaining a satisfactory quantity and quality of bid responses from suppliers
  • Staff Absence Tender Scoring Matrix Essential
    This matrix makes the evaluation of any Staff Absence Supplier bids easier to manage when used in conjunction with the Staff Absence Questionnaire.
  • Staff Absence Protection vs Staff Absence Mutual Agreement
    This document has been put together in order to allow member institutions to make an informed decision on which route they would like to take in order to obtain cover, by giving a comparison of the two available Lots.
Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this Framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Michelle Newcombe

Procurement Manager

[email protected]

0161 535 0138