Denmark-Kastrup: Liability insurance services
Qualification system – utilities
This notice is a call for competition
Section I: Contracting entity
Main address: www.naviair.dk
Main address: www.lfv.se
Main address: http://willistowerswatson.com
Section II: Object
Aviation Liability Insurance.
This notice is to inform interested insurance companies that the Swedish and Danish Air Navigation Service Providers LFV (Sweden) and Naviair (Denmark) have created an ongoing Qualification System for the prequalification and registration of insurance companies for the purpose of awarding contracts for common Aviation Liability Insurances. The insurance cover required is protection against LFV and Naviair and their associated and subsidiary companies' legal liability arising from the provision of Air Navigation Services and therewith associated activities. The Qualification System covers both Leading Insurers and insurance companies who offers support behind a Leading Insurer.
Pre-qualification of interested applicants will be handled/administered by the insurance broker Willis Towers Watson.
Insurance companies who are already qualified according to pre-qualification phase conducted previous years shall not apply again, but they are required to update their data and documentation in case of changes in their ability to meet the requirements at any time during the qualification period.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Applicants for inclusion on the Qualification System as Leading Insurer or support behind a Leading Insurer should be duly established and operating insurer(s) registered with the relevant Union of Association of Insurance Companies in accordance with applicable legislation; have a Credit Rating from Standard & Poors, Moody's or equivalent — at least A- (A minus); and fulfil the requirements according to article 59 in directive 2014/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (exclusion criteria etc.).
Furthermore applicants for the position of Leading Insurer shall be well known in the aviation liability insurance market for Air Navigation Service Providers and/or airports and shall be well experienced and have a well-known competences within such aviation liability insurance.
Applicants for the position of Leading Insurer shall deliver a short description of the organisation, management, name of key person; and a list of 3 client references acting as Leading Insurer for ANSP's and/or airports during the last 3 years.
Applicants for the position of Leading Insurer who are unable to confirm that they well known in the aviation liability insurance market for Air Navigation Service Providers and/or airports and are well experienced and have well-known competences within such aviation liability insurance are not eligible to apply.
An application form (declaration of compliance) and an ESPD (European single procurement document) regarding the exclusion criteria etc. must be used by applicants for the position of Leading Insurers and for support behind the leading insurer when applying for the Qualification System. An application form and an ESPD can be obtained at insurance broker Willis Towers Watson for the attention of Jon Petursson.
Applicants for inclusion on the Qualification System as Leading Insurer or support behind a Leading Insurer should be duly established and operating insurer(s) registered with the relevant Union of Association of Insurance Companies in accordance with applicable legislation.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Qualification System will be the first stage of qualification and will either be used as the basis for tender selection or may be supplemented by additional qualification criteria established by Naviair and LFV.
When a tender procedure is launched Naviair and LFV reserves the right to limit the number of participants who will be invited to tender. The selection of candidates will either be based on an evaluation of the documentation submitted in accordance with section III.1) and III.2), or on the basis of further information obtained at the pre-qualified insurance companies, in order to find the candidates who are deemed to provide the best basis for competition.
The Qualification System is an ongoing program where a notice will be published once a year. Deadline for applying for prequalification within the Qualification System in order to be invited to the upcoming tender procedure is 12.4.2016.
As a consequence of Danish Act No 492 of 12.5.2010 on the enforcement of procurement rules, etc. there are following deadlines for lodging appeals in Denmark:
Complaints about not being pre-qualified shall be submitted to ‘Klagenævnet for Udbud’ (Board of Appeal) within 20 calendar days from the day following the day on which the contracting entity has sent a notification with an explanation of the decision to interested applicants who have been prequalified. In other situations, the complaint against the tender or the decision must be submitted to ‘Klagenævnet for Udbud’ before:
1) 45 days after the contracting entity has published a notice in the Official Journal stating that the contracting entity has entered into a contract. The period is calculated from the day following the day on which notice has been published.
2) 30 calendar days from the day following the day on which the contracting entity informed the tenderers that a contract based on a framework contract with reopening of competition or a dynamic purchasing system has been signed, if notification is given a brief explanation of the relevant reasons for the decision.
3) 6 months after the entity has signed a framework agreement — calculated from the day after the day on which the contracting entity informed the tenderers and candidates, cf § 2 (2).
4) 20 calendar days from the day following the day on which the contracting entity has announced the decision according to the Danish law of procurement (No 1564 of 15.12.2015) § 185 (2) second sentence.
At the latest at the same time as an appeal is sent to ‘Klagenævnet for Udbud’, the appellant shall in writing inform the contracting entity that the complaint will be sent to ‘Klagenævnet for Udbud’, and whether the complaint is filed during the standstill period referred to in § 3. If the appeal has not been lodged in the stand-still period, the appellant must also state whether it is requested that the appeal is granted delaying effect pursuant to § 12 (1).