Patent Attorney Services Tender – University of Leicester

Patent Attorney Services Tender – University of Leicester

We aim to set up a 2 year agreement with up to 4 patent agents/attorneys who can provide specialist advice.

United Kingdom-Leicester: Patent and copyright consultancy services

2017/S 083-160899

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

University of Leicester
Procurement Unit, University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Stewart Brewer
Telephone: +44 1162525205
E-mail: sab88@le.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKF21
Internet address(es):Main address: https://le.ac.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

The Provision of Patent Attorney Services.

Reference number: LUV00706

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79120000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The University of Leicester delivers high quality undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education and create research that has impact internationally. We aim to set up a 2 year agreement with up to 4 patent agents/attorneys who can provide specialist advice, assistance and other relevant services. This agreement would be a non-exclusive framework and the University will always reserve the right to obtain patent and trademark services from firms that are not included in this framework programme if the chosen firm(s) is unable to provide the service required. The University cannot guarantee the level of business any firm will receive. The University does not undertake to bind or restrict itself to any minimum or maximum expenditure under the framework contract. Our existing patent portfolio will remain with existing firms. Firms must be available to meet in Leicester with no charges for travel and accommodation.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79120000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF21
Main site or place of performance:

Leicester.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University of Leicester delivers high quality undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education and create research that has impact internationally. We aim to set up a 2 year agreement with up to 4 patent agents/attorneys who can provide specialist advice, assistance and other relevant services. This agreement would be a non-exclusive framework and the University will always reserve the right to obtain patent and trademark services from firms that are not included in this framework programme if the chosen firm(s) is unable to provide the service required. The University cannot guarantee the level of business any firm will receive. The University does not undertake to bind or restrict itself to any minimum or maximum expenditure under the framework contract. Our existing patent portfolio will remain with existing firms. Firms must be available to meet in Leicester with no charges for travel and accommodation.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: No specific project — see additional information below.

II.2.14)Additional information

The University of Leicester may wish to patent research or goods and services relating to its research or other work — some of which is subject to European Union Funds.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Suitably qualified patent attorneys.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 31/05/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 31/05/2017
Local time: 12:01
Place:

Leicester.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

April 2019.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

To view this notice, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=254587950

GO Reference: GO-2017426-PRO-10080269.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +116 2525205
E-mail: procurement@le.ac.ukInternet address:https://le.ac.uk/

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

High Court
Royal Court of Justice, Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +20 79476000
E-mail: procurement@le.ac.ukInternet address:https://le.ac.uk/

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

In accordance with Regulation 86 and 87 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, this contracting authority will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar day standstill period starting from the day information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The Public Contracts Regulations provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

See Above
London
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

26/04/2017

 

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