The CPC's new 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
  • Governers 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.

Key Facts

Start date
7th September 2020
End date
6th September 2024
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The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this framework to Schools and Academies.

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Key Benefits of this Framework

  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 Public Contract Regulations 2015.
  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).
  7. Procurement guidance provided by CPC.

How can I use this Framework

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 is free to use for all our members and offers quick, compliant access to all suppliers on our frameworks for purchases that fall below £213,477.

"The Quote Tool was easy to use and time saving, resulting in a straightforward process where we just had to put the details in once and could then use the reputable suppliers already recommended."

Deborah Anderson-Dixon, Finance Manager at Sir William Romney's School

For purchases that exceed £213,477, 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 CPC Sourcing Cloud.

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You can buy through our frameworks if your institution is a CPC member. It’s free to join if you are from a school, academy, multi-academy trust, college, university or you offer educational services.

CPC is owned by the education sector and our 86 frameworks are designed to save you money whilst being safe, easy to use and compliant. Your CPC membership also provides:

  • One-to-one procurement support
  • Fully funded CPD accredited procurement courses
  • The opportunity to get funding from our charity CPL Group

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Associated Documentation

The following documents are associated with this framework. Some are required for successful use of the framework and are clearly marked.

File Details Essential
User GuideThis 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. YesDownload
Additional Insurance QuestionnaireInstitutions 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. YesDownload
Mini Competition ChecklistIt 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 YesDownload
Pre-Tender Warm Up LetterIt 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. YesDownload

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