Services - 67350-2019

12/02/2019    S30    - - Services - Contract notice - Competitive procedure with negotiation 

United Kingdom-Stockton-on-Tees: Insurance services

2019/S 030-067350

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
North Star Housing Group
Endeavour House, St Marks Court, Thornaby
TS17 6QN
United Kingdom
Contact person: Our Consultant for this project (
Telephone: +44 7841632923
NUTS code: UKC

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Provision of General (non-life) Insurance and Related Services to North Star Housing Group

II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Insurance and related services for property, legal liability and other general non-life insurable risks, as required by North Star Housing Group.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC
Main site or place of performance:

North East (ENGLAND)

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A programme of general insurance and related services for North Star Housing Group, including an Engineering Inspection contract. The programme will require insurance and related services for risks that may include but not be limited to:

— property damage and business interruption,

— employers,

— public,

— products and property owners liability,

— business combined/office,

— money,

— all risks,

— computer,

— contract works,

— group personal accident,

— professional indemnity,

— fidelity guarantee/crime,

— engineering,

— employment practices liability,

— cyber and terrorism.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 27/07/2019
End: 26/07/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The insurance policy contracts will be annually renewable, although North Star Housing Group will consider entering into long term agreements with the bidder and/or the risk carriers proposed by the bidder, for 3 years (or 3 periods of insurance), with an option to extend the award period by up to 2 further years (or 2 periods of insurance), subject to satisfactory service, performance and cost. There is a desire to change the annual Renewal date to 01/04 annually.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 7
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

This will be a 2 stage process, including a SQ (Selection Questionnaire) stage. Bidders failing to meet certain required minimum standards at selection (SQ) stage will be rejected. Bidders meeting the required standards at SQ stage will be ranked according to the highest score achieved and may be rejected in reverse order to achieve our maximum number of operators for the ITT stage. Selection criteria for the SQ stage are stated in the SQ documentation.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

North Star Housing Group will consider entering into long term agreements with the bidder and/or the bidder's proposed risk carriers for 3 years (or 3 periods of insurance), with an option to extend the award period subject to service, performance and cost.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

As per tender documentation.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Potential suppliers will be required to provide an overview of services provided to property owners, public sector organisations, social landlords or other relevant organisations over the past 5 years, plus details of 3 clients currently receiving similar services. Potential suppliers will be asked to evidence permission by the FCA, PRA or other appropriate regulatory authority indicating the types of insurance /service the bidder is authorised to arrange or provide.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

The tender documents will require providers to produce financial information in relation to the type of services offered, including but not limited to 3 years reports and accounts.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

The financial ability to deliver the Programme, including Insurers with a minimum rating of “B++” from A M Best, or an equivalent rating by an independent and reputable credit rating agency and approved by the bidder’s market security committee. In the case of a rating less than A-, North Star Housing Group will evaluate and accept the nominated insurer(s) at its sole discretion, subject to disclosure and acceptance prior to the Bid deadline of the bidder’s market security committee’s latest report, including written recommendation from the bidder’s market security committee.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

The tender documents will require providers to detail their relevant professional experience, resource, skills, qualifications and quality control practices.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

For insurance services, Insurers Authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, Insurance Companies Act 1982 (and any other statutory modifications thereof) and regulated by the prudential regulation authority, UK financial conduct authority, or equivalent in another member state of the European Economic Area. insurance brokers registered with and regulated by the financial conduct authority.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 11/03/2019
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 15/03/2019
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 27/07/2019
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Between 3 or 5 years from the date of this notice.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

The Contracting Authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are Small or Medium Enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

GO Reference: GO-201927-PRO-14033023

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
The High Court of England and Wales
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Contracting Authority will enter into this contract following a 10 calendar day standstill period starting on the day after the notification of the result. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or who are at risk of harm by a breach of the regulations to bring proceedings in the High Court. Any such proceedings must be brought within the limitation period specified by the Regulations according to the remedy sought.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: