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Insurance Brokerage Services

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Dorset County Council
Dorset Procurement, Dorset County Council, County Hall
For the attention of: Angela Pavey
DT1 1XJ Dorchester
Telephone: +44 1305221280
Fax: +44 1305228567

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
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

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

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Insurance Brokerage Services
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 6: Financial services a) Insurances services b) Banking and investment services
County of Dorset.

NUTS code UKK22

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Dorset County Council acting as the lead authority on behalf of the Dorset Fire Authority, Christchurch Borough Council, East Dorset District Council, North Dorset District Council, Purbeck District Council, West Dorset District Council and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council will be seeking to appoint an insurance broker who can demonstrate the necessary expertise and experience in the public sector market. Dorset County Council works collaboratively with other councils, health services and emergency services across the South West region and will allow, via prior agreement, access to this Framework by these public sector bodies. or any separate legal entities (for example, local authority trading companies) established by such public sector bodies to deliver services that fall within that bodies' statutory power to deliver. Lists of those public sector bodies may be found on the following links:
Schools, academies, universities and colleges within the Southwest Region will also be permitted via prior agreement - see link
Voluntary and community groups delivering services on behalf of public sector bodies within the Southwest Region will also be permitted via prior agreement.


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66518100, 66518000, 66510000, 66500000, 66000000

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): no
II.8)Additional information:
Dorset County Council plans to retender its contract for insurance brokerage. Publication of the invitation to tender (ITT) is anticipated to be during March 2014.

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:

All documentation relating to this process is hosted on the following procurement portal: New users will be required to register into the system and clear instructions are given and contact points are available within the portal. By registering against the CPV categories quoted on this opportunity you will be able to see this and other opportunities against those CPV codes. Users are also able to view all opportunities.

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: