CPC members can buy insurance for colleges and/or insurance-related services/products directly from insurers, via brokers or a mixture of both using this college insurance cover framework.

College members saved an average of 40.16% on their annual insurance premiums in 2019 (data and feedback received on college insurance tenders undertaken in 2019 for both repeat and new users).

The framework provides CPC members with college insurance covers which include but are not limited to:

  • Loss of or damage to any property including IT equipment, money, refrigerated/frozen food, property in transit
  • Works of art insurance
  • Loss due to dishonesty of employees or crime by third parties
  • Loss or damage to contract works
  • Loss or damage caused by terrorism
  • Employers liability
  • Public and products liability
  • Governors and officers liability
  • Libel and slander
  • Professional liability
  • Hirers liability
  • Cyber liability
  • Personal accident
  • Business and student travel
  • Legal expenses and employment practices liability
  • Motor, motor trade, motor sport and occasional business use
  • Damage to plant and engineering plant inspection services, marine and aviation

“To say we were pleased with the outcome was an understatement.”

Tracy Cooney, Procurement & Contracts Officer, Burton & South Derbyshire College

Key Facts

Start date
1st February 2021
End date
31st January 2024
Optional extension
31st January 2025

Key Benefits of this Framework

  1. Surety of savings – college members make significant savings every year with proven savings since 2014
  2. Specialist insurance advice is provided by our partner Risk2Value Ltd (R2V), a subsidiary company of The University of Sheffield. R2V are an FCA authorised and regulated insurance broker
  3. Comprehensive framework user guide and documentation – 100% of members rated the documentation as good or excellent (75% rated it as excellent) during 2018
  4. 100% of members rate this framework as good or excellent (87.5% rated it as excellent) during 2018
  5. Compliant with Public Contracts Regulations 2015
  6. Choice of CPC approved insurers
  7. Easy to use and reduced administration time
  8. Dedicated CPC and R2V Contract Manager assistance and support

How can I use this Framework

Members buying insurance for colleges must undertake a further competition to select a provider considering your own college insurance requirements. Please read the user guide for full details, guidance and template documentation.

Many college insurance renewal dates are in August, so we would typically recommend starting the college insurance tender process as early as March or April. This will allow you and the framework providers plenty of time to get the very best from your tender processes.

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.

Use This Framework

Sign in to your user account to get a quote.

Don't have a user account? If your institution is already a member, you can create your own user account.

Sign up for free and use this framework

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 85 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

CPC has over 9000 members, search to see if your institution is already a member. If your institution is not in the list, click the Join CPC today button.

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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
Framework 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
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
CPC Insurance Framework QuestionnaireCPC asked the framework providers to set out the information that they would normally require to provide insurance quotations which has been condensed into a CPC Insurance Framework Questionnaire YesDownload
Land Based Colleges QuestionnaireIf you are a land-based institution there is a supplementary land-based questionnaire to complete. YesDownload
Student AccommodationIn view of the Covid-19 pandemic, insurers have requested additional information relating to management of student accommodation. If you provide residential accommodation for students there is a supplementary questionnaire to be completed. Download

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