Insurance Requirements

 

Contractor's Public Liability and Property Damage Insurance
 

Contractor's Liability Insurance shall be purchased and maintained by the contractor to protect him from claims for damages because of bodily injury, including death, and from claims for damages, other than to the work itself, to property which may arise out of or result from the contractor's operation under the agreement, whether such operations be by himself or by any or anyone directly or indirectly employed by any of them.  The insurance shall name the City of Pittsfield as an additional insured and shall be written for not less than $500,000 each person, $1,000,000 each occurrence for bodily injury, and $500,000 each occurrence, $1,000,000 aggregate for property damage, or such amount as required by law, whichever is greater, and shall include contractual liability applicable to the contractor's obligations.  Coverage must include the following: Premises/Operations, Elevators and Hoists, Independent Contractors, Contractual Liability Assumed Under the Contract, Products/Completed operations, Broad Form Property Coverage and Personal Injury.

 

Workman's Compensation Insurance

 

Workmen's Compensation Insurance must be provided at the contrac­tor's expense in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 149, § 34A.  The contractor shall, before commencing performance of the contract, provide by insurance for the payment of compensation and the furnishing of other benefits under M.G.L. Chapter 152, § 25C, as amended, to all persons to be employed under the contract, and the contractor shall continue such insurance in full force and effect during the term of the contract.  Proof of compliance with the aforesaid stipulations shall be furnished to the City's Purchasing Agent when requested and by submitting two copies of a properly endorsed insurance certificate issued by a company authorized to write Workmen's Compensation Insurance policies in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Any cancellation of such insurance whether by the insurer or by the insured shall not be valid unless written notice thereof is given by the party proposing cancellation to the other party and the Purchasing Agent at least fifteen (15) days prior to the intended effective date thereof, which date shall be expressed in said notice.


Vehicle Liability Insurance

 

The contractor shall take out and maintain at his own expense during the life of the contract, Vehicle Liability Insurance.  The insurance shall name the City of Pittsfield as an additional insured and shall be written for not less than $500,000 each person, $1,000,000 each occurrence for bodily injury, and $500,000 each occurrence, $1,000,000 aggregate for property damage, or such amount as required by law, whichever is greater, and shall include contractual liability applicable to the contractor's obligations.  Coverage must include the following: Owned Vehicles, Leased Vehicles, Hired Vehicles and Non-Owned Vehicles.


Certificates of Insurance

 

The contractor shall deposit with the City Certificates of Insurance for the coverage required by the contract, in form and substance satisfactory to the City, and shall deliver to the City new policies and certificates thereof for any insurance about to expire at least ten (10) days before such expiration.  All such insurance policies shall contain an endorsement requiring thirty (30) days written notice to the City prior to cancellation of change in coverage, scope or amount of any such policy or policies.  Compliance by the contractor with the insurance requirement, however, shall not relieve the contractor from liability under the indemnity provisions.


Indemnification

 

The vendor agrees to indemnify the City of Pittsfield, its successors, agents, servants, employees, or assigns against any and all claims for loss, liability, or damage arising out of or in connection with the work done or to be performed and in connection with or arising out of the acts or negligent omissions of the vendor’s employees, whether negligent or intentional, foreseeable or unforeseeable, within or without the scope of his employment, while said employees are upon, entering, or leaving the premises upon which this agreement is being performed.