National Agreement for Intellectual Property Rights and Services

National Agreement for Intellectual Property Rights and Services

APUC Ltd is seeking to appoint Contractors for supply of Intellectual Property Rights and Services to the Scottish public sector.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Patent and copyright consultancy services

2015/S 216-394315

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

APUC Limited
14 New Mart Road
For the attention of: Andrew McKenzie
EH14 1RL Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1413313089
Fax: +44 1314428931

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/home.htm

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10402

Electronic access to information: http://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/

Further information can be obtained from: APUC Limited
14 New Mart Road
EH14 1RL Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1413313089
Fax: +44 1314428931
Internet address: http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/home.htm

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: APUC Limited
14 New Mart Road
EH14 1RL Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1413313089
Fax: +44 1314428931
Internet address: http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/home.htm

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: APUC Limited
14 New Mart Road
EH14 1RL Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1413313089
Fax: +44 1314428931
Internet address: http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/home.htm

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Education

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Fife College

Dundee and Angus College

Edinburgh College

West College Scotland

Glasgow Clyde College

Ayrshire College

City of Glasgow College

North East College Scotland

New College Lanarkshire

Glasgow Kelvin College

Borders College

Dumfries and Galloway College

Forth Valley College

Inverness College

Lews Castle College

Moray College

Newbattle Abbey College

North Highland College

Orkney College

Perth College

Sabhal Mor Ostaig

Shetland College

South Lanarkshire College

West Lothian College

SRUC

Edinburgh Napier University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow School of Art

Heriot-Watt University

Queen Margaret University

Robert Gordon University

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

UHI Millennium Institute

University of Aberdeen

University of Abertay Dundee

University of Dundee

University of Edinburgh

University of Glasgow

University of St Andrews

University of Stirling

University of Strathclyde

University of the West of Scotland

Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC)

London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC)

Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales (HEPCW)

North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC)

North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC)

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

National Agreement for Intellectual Property Rights and 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: United Kingdom.

NUTS code UK

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 24

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 000 000 GBP

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

APUC Ltd is seeking to appoint Contractors for supply of Intellectual Property Rights and Services to the Scottish public sector as named in this Contract Notice and to other named public sector partners in other areas of the UK.
Note: APUC Ltd is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visithttps://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.
Note: the buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visithttps://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code itt_10552 under ITTs Open to All Suppliers. Please use the Search/Filter function, then select Project Code from the dropdown. Please note that once you have expressed interest in the ITT it will move to your My ITTs area.

For further information on using PCS-Tender, please read the Supplier Response Guide:https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/supplierhelppage/PCS-TSupplierResponseGuide.pdf

If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79120000

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: 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:

1 000 000 GBP per annum (Scotland only).

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

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Mechanical and Electronic

1)Short description

Including but not limited to Aerospace, Automotive, Building and Construction, Manufacturing, Transport, Networks, Semiconductors, Computer Hardware, RFID, and Telecommunications.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79120000

3)Quantity or scope

250 000 GBP per annum (Scotland only).
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Life and Medical Sciences and Chemistry

1)Short description

Including but not limited to Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Medical Devices, Imaging, Medicine, Energy and Chemistry.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79120000

3)Quantity or scope

250 000 GBP per annum (Scotland only).
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Other

1)Short description

Including but not limited to Food and Drink, Counterfeiting, Supply Chain Security, Sports Nutrition, Advertising, Oil and Gas, Wave and Tidal, Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Bio-fuels, and Hydro.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79120000

3)Quantity or scope

250 000 GBP per annum (Scotland only).
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Trademark registration and other registrable services

1)Short description

Including but not limited to Design Rights, Brand Protection.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79120000

3)Quantity or scope

250 000 GBP per annum (Scotland only).
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As described in the Invitation To Tender.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As described in the Invitation To Tender.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As described in the Invitation To Tender.
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

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 in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 142-255063 of 26.7.2014

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

14.12.2015 – 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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14.12.2015 – 15:00

Place:

Via PCS-Tenders at APUC Ltd Glasgow office, UK.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

(SC Ref:410856).
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: APUC Ltd will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day Standstill Period following electronic notification (minimum of 15 calendar days for any other means of communication) to unsuccessful applicants of the award decision. An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/1) (as amended) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

4.11.2015

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