{meta} Decision - Request for Approval - Insurance Policy and Cover Renewals

Decision details

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


I Paul Dennett, City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby approve the Insurance renewal recommendations- along with the proposed expenditure- on the basis that it provides value for money and continuity of cover.


Detail required


Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

Catastrophe cover for the Council’s main classes of insurance including liability , property & Motor Fleet

Name of Successful Contractor


Supplier Registration Number

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Type of organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Private Limited Company

Status of Organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)


Contract Value


Includes 12% insurance premium tax

Per Annum (estimated average)

Contract Duration

60 months

Contract Start Date


Contract End Date


Optional Extension Period 1


Optional Extension Period 2


Who will approve each Extension Period?

Procurement Board (extension > £150k)

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Cliff Peacock  Tel 0161 607 6980

Lead Service Group

Service Reform & Development

How the contract was procured?

(to be supplied by procurement)

Full Tender

Framework Details (where applicable)

(procurement body, framework reference & title, start/ end date


Funding Source

Revenue Budget

Ethical Contractor

Mayor’s Employment Charter

Committed to sign up to the Charter



Accredited Living Wage Employer





The Reasons are that on the 1st February 2021 the Council’s main classes of insurance business, i.e., Liability, Property and Motor policies fall due for renewal. Insurance policies are currently subject to a discounted Long Term Agreement (LTA) expiring on 31st January 2022, and they provide continuity of cover.


Options considered and rejected were



Assessment of Risk -Insurance cover is purchased as a risk transfer mechanism where the authority feels there is too great a risk in funding a potential occurrence.


The source of funding is the revenue budget


Legal Advice obtained - yes

Financial Advice obtained – outstanding

Procurement Advice obtained- yes


HR Advice obtained



Climate Change Implications obtained



The following documents have been used to assist the decision process.

AON insurance report

Schedule of Properties

In House Claims Handling Return

Motor Fleet Schedule

Estimated Annual Wageroll figures

Annual Governance Statement 2019-20

Council Constitution 2020

GM Business Continuity 

SCC Housing Strategy 2020-2025

Mayor’s Register of Executive Functions delegated to Chief Officers – 2020

Mayor’s Register of Executive Functions delegated to Lead Members - 2020

Procurement Strategy 2017-19

Public Rights Notice

Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Update Report 2020

SCC – Statement of Accounts 2019-20

RIDDOR Incidents


Contact Officer: Cliff. Peacock

Telephone number: 0161 607 6890



·       This matter is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member.

·       The appropriate Scrutiny Committee to call-in the decision is the Overview and Scrutiny Board



Signed:         PAUL DENNETT               Dated:  7th January 2021.

                    City Mayor




*         This decision was published on 7th January 2021.

*         This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 14th January 2021 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.


Publication date: 07/01/2021

Date of decision: 06/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 06/01/2021 - Procurement Board

Effective from: 15/01/2021

Accompanying Documents: