Access to Patent and Trademark Databases

Access to Patent and Trademark Databases

Within Invest NI, the Technical Advisory Unit is focused on assisting Northern Ireland companies to solve technical problems and improve their technical capabilities.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Added-value database services

2015/S 184-334387

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Invest Northern Ireland
Bedford Square, Bedford Street
BT2 7ES Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: colin.best@dfpni.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Electronic access to information: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Economic and financial affairs

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

DETI Invest NI — Access to Patent and Trademark Databases.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 8: Research and development services

NUTS code UKN

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Within Invest NI, the Technical Advisory Unit (TAU) is focused on assisting Northern Ireland companies to solve technical problems and improve their technical capabilities. A key part of this activity is providing advice and guidance on the protection and exploitation of Intellectual Property both within the UK and internationally. This is achieved through a range of measures which include Intellectual Asset audits, plus patent and trademark searching and providing a cost effective service to encourage individuals and small companies to appropriately protect and exploit their full range of Intellectual Assets with a particular concentration on trademarks, patents and licence agreements. The Technical Advisory Unit forms part of the wider Innovation and Technology Solutions (ITS) Division. In order to provide this service quickly and in a comprehensive way Invest NI currently has access to two on line databases which provide comprehensive current information on UK and international patent and trademark registration information respectively This information is accessed and combined with other information from general internet searches and is provided to companies and individual inventors to help Invest NI and the promoters form a properly informed judgement on whether an idea is genuinely new and has a chance of being patentable or trademarkable with any conflict with existing IP registrations. When a search has been completed by Invest NI staff, a report which includes a limited amount of information downloaded from the relevant databases is e-mailed to the client.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72321000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

1 year (initial period) + 1 year (option).
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 140 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: 1 year (initial period) + 1 year (option).
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Patent Database

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72321000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Trade Mark Database

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72321000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

Lowest price

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

CFT 94695

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 26.10.2015 – 15:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

26.10.2015 – 15:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26.10.2015

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: CPD will comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and, where appropriate, will incorporate a standstill period (i.e. a minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. This provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18.9.2015

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