Patent and Copyright Consultancy Services for Public Health England
The Tender submission should consider a broad and comprehensive service comprising of the following:
Drafting filing and prosecution of patent applications in a wide range of technical disciplines including, but not limited to, biotechnology, pharmacology, chemistry and material science, radiation, engineering, IT and software.
United Kingdom-Salisbury: Patent and copyright consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Public Health England
manor Farm Road, Porton Down
For the attention of: Tim Purchase
SP4 0JG Salisbury
Telephone: +44 1980612648
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
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire.
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 5
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Drafting filing and prosecution of patent applications in a wide range of technical disciplines including, but not limited to, biotechnology, pharmacology, chemistry and material science, radiation, engineering, IT and software. The area of expertise must include detailed technical and IP experience that closely fits with PHE’s research areas including vaccines, diagnostics, detection and screening areas.
Drafting, filing and prosecution of trademarks in the above areas, as well as in public health, training and other areas of PHE’s activities.
Provision of advice on IP strategies to develop optimal and cost-effective patent and trade-mark portfolios to protect PHE IP.
Provision of advice and support where necessary to defend patents and trademarks from attack or infringement.
Note – PHE is required to balance IP protection with the need to publish promptly. This means that occasionally instructions may be provided to our agents at short notice. The successful agent will be expected to be available to draft and file patent applications and provide intellectual property advice potentially at short notice (occasionally less than 48 hours) and will be expected to provide a reasonably fast turnaround time for all work that is instructed.
Given the foregoing, please provide evidence that demonstrates your company’s capabilities in the following areas:
Provision of timely reminders of patent deadlines. The tenderer is also expected to provide information on how renewal fees matters are handled (e.g. use of third party annuity services)
Trademark searches, filing and maintenance
Provision of efficient management of renewals
Advising on patent infringement & validity
Instruction of overseas attorneys
Intellectual property monitoring & searching
Handling of cases transferred from other agents
All day attendance and active participation at one-to-one meetings with inventors and business colleagues and monthly Intellectual Property Sub-group (IPSG) meetings. This involves valuable feedback to IPSG on prosecution issues, recommendations for filing of new disclosures.
Preference will be given to Attorneys that also offer:
Free Consultation and Patentability Check
An Annual review (Patent and trademark auditing)
Advising on UK, European patent and US law
Occasional teaching support at the PHE Centres on IPR matters
Annual Provision of IP Seminars and Clinics for PHE Inventors
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): www.phe.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT (ITT 1331) to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: