Intellectual Property Services Framework

Intellectual Property Services Framework

Contract summary


Construction and Real Estate, Printing and Publishing

Location of contract

West Midlands

Value of contract

Published date

11 October 2017

Closing date

15 November 2017

Contract start date

13 December 2017

Contract end date

12 April 2019



The University of Wolverhampton wishes to establish a Framework for the provision of Intellectual Property (IP) Services and is seeking the provision via an Invitation to Tender from suitably qualified Suppliers.

The University is contracted to deliver the Smart Concept Fund project which offers grants of up to £30,000 to Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) in the Black Country, the Marches and Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas. The grant can be used to support the commercialisation of new technologies and proof of concept to support SME’s to introduce new products to their firm and to market. Work could include, design modelling, protection of IP, user trials and prototyping. The project is part-funded by European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 under Investment Priority 1b: Promoting business investment in research and innovation.

The budget for the provision of Intellectual Property Services has been set at a maximum of £52,000 including VAT, this includes all associated costs.

Applicants must have a minimum annual turnover of £100,000, a credit safe score of ?30, and hold or commit to obtain prior to the start of the Contract, the required Insurance levels stipulated below;

£1m Public Liability Insurance
£1m Professional Indemnity
£5m Employer’s Liability Insurance

The contract period will be two (2) years and four (4) months commencing December 2017 with an optional extension if the Smart Concept Fund project is extended by the funder.

The contract will be awarded to the most economically advantageous tender, dependant on Quality & Price against a pre agreed set of evaluation criteria as stated in the Tender documents

The tender documents have been published and can be viewed on The University of Wolverhampton Procurement portal using the following link; you need to register your company to be able to download the relevant documentation.

The deadline for returns is 12noon 15th November 2017; however please note the closing date for any clarifications is 13th November 2017.


About the buyer


Finance Department
MX Building, Camp Street



Other information


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.


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