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:
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.
The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this framework to Schools and Academies.
|Lot 1: Staff Absence Insurance||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 2: Discretionary Mutual Arrangement for Managing Staff Absence||2||View Suppliers|
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.
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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The following documents are associated with this framework. Some are required for successful use of the framework and are clearly marked.
|Framework User Guide||This provides all the background information on the Staff Absence Protection and Reimbursement framework including the original tender document, award criteria, terms and conditions, contract notices, and information on the further competition process.||Yes||Download|
|Mini Competition Checklist||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||Yes||Download|
|Staff Absence Questionnaire||Institutions should complete this short questionnaire to request proposals from all framework providers as part of their further competition process.||Yes||Download|
|Staff Absence Tender Scoring Matrix||This matrix makes the evaluation of any Staff Absence Supplier bids easier to manage when used in conjunction with the Staff Absence Questionnaire.||Yes||Download|
|Pre-Tender 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.||Yes||Download|
|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.||Download|
CPC’s DfE approved Staff Absence Protection framework provides a simple and compliant way to buy staff absence insurance and reimbursement policies. It comprises of two lots, with each offering different options to meet members needs. We have created a comparison summary between the two, in order to help our members decide which route to market is best for them.
CPC’s Staff Absence Protection & Reimbursement framework can offer our members not only just an absence insurance policy, but many other benefits too.
CPC are delighted to announce the launch of our new Staff Absence Protection & Reimbursement framework.