The State Claims Agency (SCA) General Indemnity Scheme launched a new guidance document for determining insurance requirements for Goods & Services RFTs & Contracts at a Network conference in Dublin Castle yesterday.
The use of contracts is increasing in the State sector with public service spending estimated at €8.5bn on good and services annually. Insurance is core to the management of contractors, ensuring the State is protected from the negligent acts of a third party.
This guidance document will assist the SCA’s Delegated State Authorities (DSA) in determining and checking third party insurances. It provides a practical tool kit for use by DSAs with the overall goal of demystifying the area of insurance and third party contracts.
The seminar consisted of a number of speakers from the SCA:
The insurance guidance document is available on the SCA website and any queries in relation to this document or future events please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Background to the GIS SCA Network
The SCA General Indemnity Scheme Network has been in operation since 2007 and has acted as an opportunity to share various initiatives in risk management, particularly in respect to risk governance, fleet safety, fire safety, noise induced hearing loss, radon, manual handling etc. The SCA coordinate the administration of the Network and provide a secretariat to meetings. Risks affecting DSAs can have consequences in terms of economic performance and organisation reputation, as well as environmental, safety and societal outcomes. It is incumbent upon both the SCA and the DSA to collaborate effectively to manage risk.
The 43 DSA’s attended today’s event including:
About the State Claims Agency
The State Claims Agency (SCA) is the name used by the National Treasury Management Agency when carrying out its claims and risk management functions. The SCA provides risk management advice and assistance to State authorities with the aim of reducing future claims and litigation. The risk management programme focuses on providing advice and support to State authorities and healthcare enterprises in relation to risk management structures, maintenance of buildings, fire safety, health and safety and environmental management.
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