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The successful bidder(s) shall procure and maintain for the duration of the contract, at their own cost and expense insurance against claims for injuries to persons or damages to property, including contractual liability, which may arise in connection with the performance of the work performed by the contractor, his agents, representatives, employees or subcontractors under the contract.

The insurance carrier(s) must be licensed to conduct business in the State of Tennessee. The insurance will be evidenced by an original or pdf format document certificate of insurance. The certificate shall include wording which states the Central Procurement Office will be notified thirty (30) days prior, or as soon as practicable, to cancellation of the coverage or a major change in the coverage provided. The State of Tennessee shall be held harmless for any injuries, claims or judgments against the contractor.

Certificates for liability coverages shall name the State of Tennessee Central Procurement Office as an additional insured. The following Insurance Coverages are required:

Workers' Compensation Insurance: a certificate shall be provided which indicates the contractor provides workers' compensation coverage in compliance with the state laws of Tennessee.

General Liability and Property Damage Insurance: Comprehensive Public General Liability Insurance, including but not limited to, bodily injury, property damage, contractual liability, products liability, completed operations and owner’s protective liability with combined single limits of $500,000 per occurrence with a minimum aggregate of $1,000,000.

The successful bidder(s) shall provide the Central Procurement Office with an original certificate of insurance or pdf format document as proof of insurance coverage, as stated above, naming the State of Tennessee, Central Procurement Office as additional insured, within ten (10) business days after request. If the certificate of insurance is in pdf format, it must be received directly from the insurance company.

Upon award, failure to maintain insurance coverage for the duration of the contract period may result in cancellation of the contract. In the event that the insurance policy on file in the Central Procurement Office expires, the contractor will have ten (10) business days to provide proof of insurance coverage, naming the state as additionally insured for General Liability Insurance, from the date of request.


General Procurement Information: 615-741-1035