Provide Intellectual Property Advice at Swansea University

Provide Intellectual Property Advice at Swansea University

This procurement is for patenting and professional intellectual property related services in support of the technology transfer activity at Swansea University.

United Kingdom-Swansea: Patent and copyright consultancy services

2017/S 026-045786

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Swansea University
Procurement — Finance, Swansea University, Singleton Park
Swansea
SA2 8PP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1792606268
E-mail: o.n.cullen@swansea.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKL18

Internet address(es):Main address: www.swansea.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0345

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
United Kingdom
E-mail: o.n.cullen@swansea.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKL

Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

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:

IP Service Provision (AGOR IP).

Reference number: T40(17) (Bay Hub)

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79120000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This procurement is for patenting and professional intellectual property related services in support of the technology transfer activity at Swansea University. The requirement is for a firm/s of patent agents to provide cost effective, general intellectual property advice and to undertake the preparation, registration and prosecution of applications for patents and other forms of registered intellectual property including but not limited to trademark applications across all of the relevant research areas of the University. The patent firm/s will be expected to possess the necessary breath of intellectual property law experience and technical understanding particularly in the life, physics and computer sciences with respect to patents, design rights and trademarks.

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)

73000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

Swansea University.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This procurement is for patenting and professional intellectual property related services in support of the technology transfer activity at Swansea University. The requirement is for a firm/s of patent agents to provide cost effective, general intellectual property advice and to undertake the preparation, registration and prosecution of applications for patents and other forms of registered intellectual property including but not limited to trademark applications across all of the relevant research areas of the University. The patent firm/s will be expected to possess the necessary breath of intellectual property law experience and technical understanding particularly in the life, physics and computer sciences with respect to patents, design rights and trademarks.

It is important that the patent firm/s is able to develop a strong rapport with both the academic community and the technology transfer team at Swansea University and to take proactive steps to foster good relations including availability to correspond in efficient time via email and telephone and to visit Swansea as reasonably requested.

The patent firm/s will also be required to track and report on the costs of their service provision on a quarterly basis and to provide training for University staff in IP administration. Before the end of the contract, the patent firm/ s will provide a professional transfer of IP administrative processes to the University and the cost of this should be included.

The University will reserve the right to procure IP services from other firm/ s of patent agents where, for example, they believe unique specialist skills are required, where they are mandated by funders of University research or where it perceives a potential conflict of interest.

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: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

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: AGOR IP.
II.2.14)Additional information

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
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of 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
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: 08/03/2017
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: 08/03/2017
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Swansea University.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Further information available within the tender documents.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales athttp://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=62441

(WA Ref: 62441).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Swansea University
Procurement — Finance, Swansea University, Singleton Park
Swansea
SA2 8PP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1792606268Internet address:www.swansea.ac.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

03/02/2017

 

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