United Kingdom-Glasgow: Insurance services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.qcha.org.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA11502
Section II: Object
Insurance and Related Services 2017.
The Contract is for the provision of general insurance and related services, including claims handling, loss control services, engineering inspections and general programme maintenance and advice as required by Queens Cross Housing Association and Queens Cross Factoring Ltd. Bidders are requested to bid for the entire scope of services. The procurement will follow the 2-stage Restricted Procedure, with bidders pre-qualified on the basis of capability, capacity and experience using the attached ESPDs.
Insurance cover, related advice, claims management and loss control services for property, legal liabilities, engineering insurance and inspection and other general(non-life) insurances as required by QCHA and QCF for a period of 3 (years (or periods of insurance)commencing 1.4.2017, with the option to extend by up to a further 2 years at Queens Cross's discretion. The contract is not divided into lots so bidders are required to bid for the entire scope of services. Bids are invited from suitably qualified and experienced insurance brokers or direct insurers.
The Contract will follow the Restricted Procedure with a pre-qualifying stage based on the ESPDs and bidders will be selected on the basis of their capability, capacity and experience to perform the contract. Those selected will be invited to submit a Tender. The Contract will be awarded on the basis of Most Economically Advantageous Tender, with specific evaluation criteria detailed within the ITT and contract documents.
Initial award for a period of 36 months, with an option to extend for up to a further 24 months at the discretion of Queens Cross.
Availability of suitably qualified, competent and experienced candidates.
Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
AS a minimum, you are required to demonstrate:
— you are an insurance broker registered with and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority or an insurer authorised /and or regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority or Prudential Regulation Authority or equivalent in another member state of the European Economic Area indicating the types of insurance/service the bidder is authorised to arrange or provide (See question 4a of ESPDs)
— the financial ability and strength to deliver the programme (see question 4b of ESPDs),
— use of insurers with a Standard and Poors (or equivalent) rating of A- or above(see question 4B of ESPDs),
— the ability to provide social landlords with a choice of insurers and/or options,
— a record of successful provision of relevant services to property owners, social housing organisations or other organisations that are similar in profile to the contracting authority (see question 4C1 of ESPDs),
a skilled and competent service team, being client relationship management, technical staff, broking/underwriting expertise, claims managers and risk managers (see question 4C 2-6 of ESPDs),
— your commitment to delivering quality service to Queens Cross, including that provided to us by any third party contractor employed by you or by the insurers you propose (see question 4D of ESPDs),
— your ability to demonstrate client satisfaction on at least 3 similar contracts,
— CII chartered form status and/or commitment to its Code of Ethics, commitment to corporate and individual professional development defined by the CII or similar professional organisation (see questions 4c&4D of ESPDs).
See questions at 4B of ESPDs.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
(1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
(3) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
A minimum financial rating of A- from Standard & Poor (or equivalent from another recognised Rating Agency)will be required of all Risk carriers.
See questions at 4C of ESPDs.
A statement of the candidate's average annual number of staff and managerial staff over the previous 3 years
(2) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;
(3) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
Execution of the service is reserved to suitably qualified, registered and experienced insurance providers, brokers and direct insurers.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Selection of bidders -Questions in ESPD aligned with financial, economic and technical requirements stated in Contract Notice.
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The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause in this contract.