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Officer Decisions

County Solicitor - Emily Wilkins

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to extend the Devon County Council insurance policies for a period of two years as from 1st January 2016.

Decision Taken:

To extend the following current DCC insurance policies for a period of two years:

Insurance – Company
Employers Liability – QBE (RMP)
Public Liability – QBE (RMP)
Professional Indemnity – QBE (RMP)
Officials Indemnity – QBE (RMP)
Libel & Slander – QBE (RMP)
Group Personal Accident & Business Travel – AIG
Material Damage Package (Property) – Zurich Municipal
Motor Fleet – damage to own vehicle – QBE (RMP)
Motor Fleet – liability to third parties – QBE (RMP)
Fidelity Guarantee (fraud by employee) – QBE (RMP)
Engineering Inspection & Insurance – Zurich Municipal
Contract Works – Royal & Sun Alliance
Devon Audit Partnership – QBE (RMP)

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

An options appraisal was carried out and extending the insurance policies was agreed to be the most suitable option at the present time.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

The following options were considered:
– Extend the insurance policies for two years as from 1st January 2016
– Re-tender for new insurance policies
– Join onto the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Insurance Services framework
– Direct call-off

Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:

There are no conflicts of interest in relation to the insurance policies being extended.

Contact for enquiries/further information:
Louise Baker, Senior Procurement and Contracts Officer, Tel: 01392 383000 , Email:
Decision Date:
17 December 2015

A copy of this decision and any supporting documentation considered by the Officer taking this decision may also be made available or inspection by the public at the Council’s Offices or posted upon payment of any copying and postage charges. Any member of the public wishing to take up either of these options is asked to please ring 01392 382888 or email: