Intellectual property services Sunderland

Intellectual property services Sunderland

Establishment of a framework of suppliers to provide intellectual property (IP) services to support the work of the innovation pathway North East.

UK-Sunderland: legal services

2012/S 101-168914

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

RTC North Limited
1 Hylton Park, Wessington Way
Contact point(s): NHS Innovations North
For the attention of: Dr Nicola Wesley
SR5 3HD Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1915164400
Fax: +44 1915164401

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.rtcnorth.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA25847

Further information can be obtained from: RTC North Limited
1 Hylton Park, Wessington Way
For the attention of: Dr Nicola Wesley
SR5 3HD Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1915164400
Fax: +44 1915164401
Internet address: http://www.rtcnorth.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: RTC North Limited
1 Hylton Park, Wessington Way
Contact point(s): NHS Innovations North
For the attention of: Dr Nicola Wesley
SR5 3HD Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1915164400
Fax: +44 1915164401
Internet address: http://www.rtcnorth.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: RTC North Limited
1 Hylton Park, Wessington Way
For the attention of: Nicola Wesley
SR5 3HD Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1915164400
Fax: +44 1915164401
Internet address: http://www.rtcnorth.co.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Other: Technology transfer
I.3)Main activity
Health
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:
Intellectual property services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 21: Legal services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear.
NUTS code UKC23
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)
Establishment of a framework of suppliers to provide intellectual property (IP) services to support the work of The innovation pathway North East.
Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders web site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=89312.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
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:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 50 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) A statement of the candidate’s average annual number of staff and managerial staff over the previous 3 years;
(2) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;
(3) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the candidate to carry out the work under the contract; or be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract; particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the candidate.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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: yes

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

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Price including daily / hourly rates, value for money, cost competitiveness and added value services. Weighting 45

2. Suitability of proposed solution including approach to meeting legal requirements.. Weighting 15

3. Proven experience of providing relevant services as outlined in the specification, demonstrating ability to meet specific deadlines and timescales. Weighting 25

4. Quality of tenders including the way in which they address and indicate the way in which they will meet the specification requirements. Weighting 15

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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
14.6.2012 – 12:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Date: 28.5.2012 – 15:00
Place:

Sunderland.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Nicola Wesley.
Victoria Christie.

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): European Regional Development Agency Funding – The Innovation Pathway North East.
VI.3)Additional information
(MT Ref:89312).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.5.2012

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