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31/01/2015    S22    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Insurance services

2015/S 022-035990

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
9th Floor The Capital Old Hall Street
L3 9PP Liverpool
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
Other: public procurement
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Insurance Services II.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 6a:
United Kingdom.

NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Crown Commercial Service (CCS), in partnership with Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) leading on behalf of Eastern Shires Procurement Organisation (ESPO) and North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) intends to establish a framework agreement for insurance services to cover the following:
— Insurance underwriting services;
— Brokerage services;
— Risk management;
— Claims management; and
— A range of other services associated with the provision of insurance within the public sector.
The above is subject to change.
This framework agreement will replace the existing RM958 insurance services framework agreement currently managed by CCS in partnership with YPO, ESPO and NEPO.
It is likely that the framework agreement will be split into lots, though the structure of these lots has yet to be determined.
CCS, YPO, ESPO and NEPO intends to engage with the market to help shape the framework strategy and plans to host an industry day in late February 2015, as well as hold meetings with the market to ensure a framework solution that is fit for purpose.
The purpose of this PIN is to:
— Give advance notice that Crown Commercial Service (CCS) (as the Contracting Authority) working in partnership with YPO, ESPO, and NEPO, is to consider undertaking a tendering exercise to set up a new contracting vehicle (framework agreement) to service Central Government and Wider Public Sector Organisations for insurance services requirements.
— Gauge the market interest in this procurement.
— Identify suppliers who would like to participate in an industry day. The purpose of this day is to explain the business requirement and procurement strategy options in more detail. It will provide an opportunity for suppliers to engage, ask questions, seek feedback, and input into the framework strategy.
The approximate date of the industry day is w/c 23.2.2015. If you would like to express an interest in attending, please email the address below including the subject line: ‘INDUSTRY DAY', providing your contact details (name, title, company name, company address, direct contact number, email address), and contact details of any other attendee you wish to include to:
Deadline for responses by: COP Monday 15.2.2015. Please note there is a maximum number of 2 attendees per organisation.
If you are unable to attend this event, but still wish to engage with CCS on the project, please email explaining this.
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66510000, 66000000, 66512000, 66512220, 66513000, 66513100, 66513200, 66514000, 66514100, 66514110, 66514120, 66514130, 66514140, 66514150, 66514200, 66515000, 66515100, 66515200, 66515300, 66515400, 66515410, 66515411, 66516000, 66516100, 66516200, 66516300, 66516400, 66516500, 66517000, 66517100, 66517200, 66517300, 66518000, 66518100, 66518200, 66518300, 66519000, 66519100, 66519200, 66519300, 66519310, 66519400, 66519500, 66519600, 66700000, 79100000, 79200000, 79212000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
To participate in the tender process, participants must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.

If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing'. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at:

Note that, by registering for the eSourcing Suite in this way, you will then be in a position to express an interest in any future procurements run by Crown Commercial Service.

Following tender launch, a registered user can request access to the tender documentation. This is done by emailing:

Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the project; the name of the registered supplier; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Service will process the email and then enable the supplier to access the tender documentation online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
Please note that you should register onto the e-Sourcing Suite now, ahead of the anticipated tender going live (which is expected to launch around June 2015).
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact the Crown Commercial Service Support Desk email:

On 2.4.2014 the Government introduced its new Government Security Classifications (GSC) classification scheme to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All potential suppliers should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the website provides information on the new GSC:

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained

Tax legislation

Environmental protection legislation

Employment protection and working conditions

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: