Published date: 13 March 2023

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 7 April 2023, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Insurance services - 66510000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

13 March 2023

Closing date

7 April 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

1 July 2023

Contract end date

30 June 2026

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Competitive quotation (below threshold)

The buyer selects a group of potential suppliers to invite to tender.

This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

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Weston-super-Mare Town Council (WSMTC) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably experienced and qualified companies to provide comprehensive insurance cover for its entire business portfolio. The Insurance / Insurer services will need to have proven and demonstrated experience in Local Council Insurance and the wide-ranging cover that this requires.

Companies from whom WSMTC procure goods and services must demonstrate that all practicable steps are being taken to allow equal access and equal treatment in employment and service delivery, as appropriate to the nature of the contract. Following a decision made by WSMTC in July 2020, the Council is committed to working with Contractors who pay the Real Living Wage (RLW) to their employees.

WSMTC is looking for Insurance cover to be in place and commence on 1st July 2023 and as such any submission must confirm that this can be achieved. It is essential that you are able to meet the deadline of 1st July 2023 for policy to commence. In addition, we are looking for a company who is able to demonstrate both excellent customer service and client support including assessment and advisory services for the duration of the Policy
WSMTC will evaluate the EOI submissions received, and shortlist qualifying companies to invite tenders for the project. Registration of interest does not imply inclusion on the tender list. Schedules of cover requirements will be issued week commencing 17th April 2023, appointments to discuss the requirements of the council will also be available this week.

An aggregate of 3 or more fails will automatically result in exclusion from the tender list.
-Proven experience in the supply of comprehensive Insurance /Insurer services to Local Councils
-Proven customer Care / Client support and advisory services for the duration of the policy.
-Proven knowledge of the Town Council sector specifically for a large Town Council (guideline population 50,000 plus)
-Confirmation that employees are paid RLW
-Confirmation that full Insured cover can commence on 1st July 2023

Interested parties are asked to submit Expressions of Interest to include their:
• Company name, address, contact name and registration number
• Company bankers name and account number & details of Insurance underwriter if working as a broker.
• Brief details of two recent (within last 36 months) similar size and scope of
Insurance cover provided for town or parish councils by the company (Max 1000 words) for references to be sought.
• Confirmation that the company pays RLW
• Confirmation that the company will be able to submit a tender and should they be successful, commence Policy 1st July 2023

EOI should be sent no later than 12 noon on Friday 7th April 2023

More information


About the buyer

Contact name

Sarah Pearse


Grove House
Grove Park
United Kingdom