Decision details

Engineering And Motor Insurance Tender Strategy For 2020-25

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report sets out the proposed strategy upon which sovereign insurance contracts for Engineering Inspection and Motor will be procured for contract commencement dates of 1st April 2020.


1.    To approve a waiver to Contract Standing Orders 7 – 10 and 11 – 16 concerning the conduct of the tendering process, on the basis that the process will be conducted in accordance with the EU public procurement rules and otherwise the requirements of the Contract Standing Orders of the RB of Kensington & Chelsea as lead borough for the procurement will apply, on the basis that that  this is in the overall interests of the Council (as provided for within Contract Standing Order 3) in relation to the following two contracts:

·       Engineering inspection.


·       Motor insurance.


2.         To approve the proposed procurement strategy for tendering the Council’s engineering inspection services and motor insurance requirements set out in the report.

3.         To approve the inviting of tenders on a collaborative basis for the following LBHF insurance requirements:

·       Engineering inspection.


·       Motor insurance.


4.         To approve a delegation to the Strategic Director of Finance and Governance, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Commercial Services, to approve the award of the contracts listed in paragraph 2.3 above.

5.         To approve a waiver of the requirements of Contract Standing Order 19 concerning the format of the contract documents and the requirement for the contract to be executed as a deed, on the basis that there are circumstances which are genuinely exceptional (as provided for within Contract Standing Order 3) as further explained in paragraph 4.11 of the report.


Report author: Neil Walker

Publication date: 08/10/2019

Date of decision: 07/10/2019

Decided at meeting: 07/10/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/10/2019

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