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Annex F – Insurance Requirements

1. Commercial General Liability (CGL)

The Contractor must obtain Commercial General Liability Insurance, and maintain it in force throughout the duration of the Standing Offer and any resulting Call-up, in an amount usual for a Call-up of this nature, but for not less than $2,000,000 per accident or occurrence and in the annual aggregate.

For every Call-up resulting from the Standing Offer, the Commercial General Liability policy must include the following:

  1. Additional Insured: Canada is added as an additional insured, but only with respect to liability arising out of the Offeror's performance of the Call-up. The interest of Canada should read as follows: Canada, as represented by Public Works and Government Services Canada.
  2. Bodily Injury and Property Damage to third parties arising out of the operations of the Contractor.
  3. Products and Completed Operations: Coverage for bodily injury or property damage arising out of goods or products manufactured, sold, handled, or distributed by the Contractor and/or arising out of operations that have been completed by the Contractor.
  4. Personal Injury: While not limited to, the coverage must include Violation of Privacy, Libel and Slander, False Arrest, Detention or Imprisonment and Defamation of Character.
  5. Cross Liability/Separation of Insureds: Without increasing the limit of liability, the policy must protect all insured parties to the full extent of coverage provided. Further, the policy must apply to each Insured in the same manner and to the same extent as if a separate policy had been issued to each.
  6. Blanket Contractual Liability: The policy must, on a blanket basis or by specific reference to the Call-up, extend to assumed liabilities with respect to contractual provisions.
  7. Employees and, if applicable, Volunteers must be included as Additional Insured.
  8. Employers' Liability (or confirmation that all employees are covered by Worker's compensation (WSIB) or similar program)
  9. Broad Form Property Damage including Completed Operations: Expands the Property Damage coverage to include certain losses that would otherwise be excluded by the standard care, custody or control exclusion found in a standard policy.
  10. Notice of Cancellation: The Insurer will endeavour to provide the Standing Offer Authority and the Contracting Authority thirty (30) days written notice of policy cancellation.
  11. If the policy is written on a claims-made basis, coverage must be in place for a period of at least 12 months after the completion or termination of the Call-up.
  12. Owners' or Contractor's Protective Liability: Covers the damages that the Contractor becomes legally obligated to pay arising out of the operations of a subcontractor.
  13. Non-Owned Automobile Liability - Coverage for suits against the Contractor resulting from the use of hired or non-owned vehicles.
  14. Litigation Rights: Pursuant to subsection 5(d) of the Department of Justice Act, S.C. 1993, c. J-2, s.1, if a suit is instituted for or against Canada which the Insurer would, but for this clause, have the right to pursue or defend on behalf of Canada as an Additional Named Insured under the insurance policy, the Insurer must promptly contact the Attorney General of Canada to agree on the legal strategies by sending a letter, by registered mail or by courier, with an acknowledgement of receipt.
  • For the province of Quebec, send to:

    Director Business Law Directorate,
    Quebec Regional Office (Ottawa),
    Department of Justice,
    284 Wellington Street, Room SAT-6042,
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H8

  • For other provinces and territories, send to:

    Senior General Counsel,
    Civil Litigation Section,
    Department of Justice
    234 Wellington Street, East Tower
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H8

A copy of the letter must be sent to the Contracting Authority. Canada reserves the right to co-defend any action brought against Canada. All expenses incurred by Canada to co-defend such actions will be at Canada's expense. If Canada decides to co-defend any action brought against it, and Canada does not agree to a proposed settlement agreed to by the Contractor's insurer and the plaintiff(s) that would result in the settlement or dismissal of the action against Canada, then Canada will be responsible to the Contractor's insurer for any difference between the proposed settlement amount and the amount finally awarded or paid to the plaintiffs (inclusive of costs and interest) on behalf of Canada.

2. Errors and Omissions Endorsements

The following applies to Offerors in Streams 4 and 5.

  1. The Contractor must obtain Errors and Omissions Liability (a.k.a. Professional Liability) insurance, and maintain it in force throughout the duration of the Call-up, in an amount usual for a call-up of this nature but for not less than $1,000,000 per loss and in the annual aggregate, inclusive of defence costs.
  2. For every Call-up resulting from the Standing Offer for services in Streams 4 and 5, the Errors and Omissions Liability policy must include the following:
    1. If the policy is written on a claims-made basis, coverage must be in place for a period of at least 12 months after the completion or termination of the Call-up.
    2. Notice of Cancellation: The Insurer will endeavour to provide the Standing Offer Authority and the Contracting Authority thirty (30) days written notice of cancellation.