The CPC's new DfE recommended agreement to provide insurance for Academies, Multi-Academy Trusts, Maintained Schools and Free Schools. Insurance products and support services are available directly from insurers or via specialist insurance brokers. CPC members can obtain Comprehensive Insurance Cover & Service Provision through Lot 1 providing you with choice and an alternative to the DfE Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA). For members that have joined the RPA, you can purchase any peripheral cover not included within the RPA through Lot 2.

Lot 1 Comprehensive Insurance Cover & Service Provision will provide insurance protection for:

  • Employers liability
  • Professional indemnity
  • Public and products liability
  • Governers and Officers liability
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Motor occasional business use
  • Engineering damage
  • Statutory plant inspection services
  • Contract works for building projects
  • Business and student travel (including overseas travel)
  • Personal accident
  • Works of art
  • Property damage including glass, money, refrigerated/frozen food and property in transit
  • Computer equipment (fixed or portable)
  • Terrorism
  • Loss due to employee dishonesty or crime by third parties
  • Legal expenses
  • Employment practices liability
  • Hirers Liability
  • Libel and slander
  • Cyber risks

Lot 2 can provide institutions within the RPA the following covers:

  • Motor Vehicles
  • Motor occasional business use
  • Engineering damage
  • Statutory engineering plant inspection services
  • Contract Works for building projects
  • Cyber risks
  • Other specific covers as required

It was awarded on 7th September 2020 and runs to 6th September 2022 with a possible extension to 6th September 2024.

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The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this deal to Schools and Academies.

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Key Benefits of this Deal

  1. A simple process for obtaining 3 competitive quotations using CPC’s specially designed insurance questionnaire(s).
  2. Full compliance with internal procurement regulations and the Public Contract Regulations 2015.
  3. Specialist Education insurance providers who will deliver expert advice on coverage needs, claims handling and risk management.
  4. Recommended by the DfE Commercial Team and signposted on the ‘Deals for Schools’ website.
  5. Recommended by the DfE RPA team for Lot 2 covers.
  6. Expert technical advice provided by FCA regulated partners Risk2Value (R2V).
  7. Procurement support provided by CPC’s Insurance Contract Manager.

How can I use this Deal

For Lot 1 Comprehensive Insurance Cover & Service Provision, members are required to undertake a further competition. Please read the framework user guide for guidance and to access our template documentation. Please contact Gary Sadler for further information..

To request quotations under Lot 2 All covers not included within the RPA, please download the RPA Plus Questionnaire below and follow the instructions therein.

Get a Quote

The CPC Quote Tool is free to use for all our members and offers quick, compliant access to all suppliers on our deals for purchases that fall below £189,330.

"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 £189,330, 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 joining form only takes a few minutes to complete and upon registering as a member you will typically be approved within 10 minutes (during the hours of 9am and 4.30pm).

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Associated Documentation

The following documents are associated with this deal. Some are required for successful use of the deal and are clearly marked.

File Details Essential
User GuideThis is required reading if you are considering using this framework. It tells you everything you need to know about the panel of providers, eligibility, running the mini-competition process, and evaluating bids. YesDownload
RPA Plus QuestionnaireThis short questionnaire can be used to obtain three competitive insurance quotations for some of the elements that aren’t provided by the ESFA Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA), e.g. motor vehicles, overseas travel, engineering inspection services and works of art. YesDownload

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Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this deal is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Gary Sadler

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