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Provision of surety bonds covering the performance of deputies appointed by the Court of Protection (COP). In order to help safeguard the interests of those for whom a deputy has been appointed, deputies are usually required by the COP to give ...

Contract award notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

MoJ Procurement
Room 031, Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square
M3 3FL Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1619548993
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.justice.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
General public services
Public order and safety
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Provision of surety bonds: office of the public guardian.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 6a:
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Multiple users - England & Wales.

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Provision of surety bonds covering the performance of deputies appointed by the Court of Protection (COP). In order to help safeguard the interests of those for whom a deputy has been appointed, deputies are usually required by the COP to give "security". We envisage that (as is the case under present arrangements) most will opt to do so through a form of insurance bond. In cases where the COP exercises its jurisdiction by making a one off order without appointing a deputy it may require the person carrying out the terms of the order to give security.
The precise volume of work (in terms of number of deputies appointed and how many will be required to give security) is difficult to estimate. However, we anticipate that approximately 10 000 deputies appointed in the first year of operation of a new contract might be required to give security. Security remains in force until the bond is discharged. We expect the average case to be four to 5 years in duration.
Surety bonds must be offered for both private individuals and professional deputies. Provided that the COP considers the applicant acceptable, surety bonds should be offered whenever required by the COP.
The sum claimed must be paid on first demand and there must be no onus on the PG or the COP to prove fraud.
The Broker must maintain full membership of BIBA or successor or equivalent association.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66517200, 66000000

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 30 000 000,00 GBP
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Organisation. Weighting 3
2. Non UK business. Weighting 3
3. Economic & financial standing regulation. Weighting 3
4. Insurance. Weighting 3
5. Technical & professional ability regulation. Weighting 3
6. Health & safety. Weighting 3
7. Capability. Weighting 40
8. Implementation of contract. Weighting 20
9. Premium & pricing information. Weighting 20
10. Equalities. Weighting 2
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
1594-1-Professional Services-N-RFP
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 1594-1-Professional Services-N-RFP Lot title: Provision of surety bonds: office of the public guardian.
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
9.5.2012
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 3
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Barbon Insurance Group Limited
Bordon
UNITED KINGDOM

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 30 000 000,00 GBP
Excluding VAT
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 30 000 000,00 GBP
Excluding VAT
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
28.6.2012