Issue details

Award of Insurance Contract

The Council’s current insurance contract is due to expire on 30 June 2020. A procurement exercise has been undertaken in preparation for the new contract which commences on 1 July 2020. This decision seeks to award a new contract to the bidder with the highest score for the initial period of three years (with an option to extend for a further two years plus two years).

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant expenditure/income;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/05/2020

Reason for urgency:
This report is being taken under general exception arrangements set out in the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012. It is therefore necessary to give notice in writing to the Chairman of the relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee, setting out why the decision cannot wait for the publication of the next Forward Plan and the passing of 28 days.

The purpose of the report is to award a contract for the provision of insurance cover for South Kesteven District Council. To wait until the next Forward Plan is published and the passing of 28 days means that there would be a period during which the Council would not have insurance cover if any of the bidders challenged the selection of the appointed provider.

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Appendix 1 to the report is exempt under paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) because of the likelihood that information relating to the financial or business affairs of an individual or organisation would be disclosed. In this instance the exempt information relates to bids submitted as part of the procurement process and the evaluation of those bids.

Decision due: 27 May 2020 by The Leader and Cabinet Member for Corporate Services and Transformation

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources

Contact: Richard Wyles, Interim Director of Finance, Section 151 Officer Email: Tel: 01476 40 63 75.

Consultation process

The Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources was consulted in the drafting of the report.


The Chairman of the Finance, Economic Development and Corporate Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee was served notice of the intention to make a decision under the General Exception Procedure.