Intellectual Property Services Framework – University of Glasgow
To appoint supplier(s) to provide a comprehensive service in patents, trademarks, designs, copyright.
United Kingdom-Glasgow: Patent and copyright consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Procurement Office, Tay House
Contact person: Chris Lihou, Quoting Ref: PURCH1419
Telephone: +44 1413305476
Fax: +44 0000000000
NUTS code: UKM34
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.gla.ac.uk/
Address of the buyer profile:http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00108
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
PURCH1419 Intellectual Property Services.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
PURCH1419 Provision of a Framework for Intellectual Property Services.
Tender documents available from Public Contracts Scotland.
Tender returns should be submitted via Public Contracts Scotland, no paper copies will be accepted. Should paper tenders be submitted, they will be rejected. Further to this any questions or communications regarding individual tender exercises must be sent via the Public Contracts Scotland Portal. Tender queries received through any other channel will not be answered. Should users of Public Contracts Scotland have any problems with the web site they should contact website Support Desk, contact details can be found by following the ‘Contact Us’ option on the left hand menu athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/default.aspx
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
PURCH1419 Provision of a Framework for Intellectual Property Services. The University of Glasgow currently spends in excessive of 250 000 GBP per annum on intellectual property advice Services, this is funded from both University of Glasgow budget, but importantly from licensees and funding sources. The aim of this tender exercise is to appoint supplier(s) to provide a comprehensive service in patents, trademarks, designs, copyright and other aspects of intellectual property.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The University may wish to extend the agreement 1 x 12 Month period.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
See Tender Documents.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Submissions can be created and submitted up to the stated tender deadline. Once the deadline has passed submissions can neither be created nor submitted. It is not advisable for Suppliers to wait until the last moment before creating and dispatching a response in case of any last minute problems. Please note large files should be uploaded as early as possible to ensure transfer before deadline. If a Supplier is having problems uploading to the PCS site, then the University must be informed well in advance and depending upon the merit of the case, the University may arrange for the tender to remain open on the PCS system for a short period after the deadline time stated. System problems do not fall under the University’s remit and should be referred to PCS.
Postbox Security: Postbox submissions cannot be accessed by anyone, including Millstream, (the provider of the Public Contracts Scotland system) until the deadline.
Suppliers should note that when asked to complete a tender document, the document must be submitted in the file type in which it was issued (Word, Excel etc.). Files of any alternative type may only be used where documents are for attachment, rather than completion.
Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, which came into force on 1.1.2005, designates University of Glasgow as a Scottish public authority and therefore subject to the provisions and obligations in that Act. This means that any person who makes a valid request for information held by University of Glasgow will be entitled to receive it, unless all or part of that information can be withheld by virtue of the exemptions in that Act.
As part of our responsibility under the Act, University of Glasgow may be required to disclose any information held relating to your response to anyone who makes a request under that Act. Such information may only be withheld if it meets one or more of the exemptions or conditions in that Act. Even if an exemption is available University of Glasgow may nevertheless disclose requested information. Information held cannot simply be classified as ‘confidential’ or ‘commercial in confidence’ to enable it to be protected from disclosure.
University of Glasgow may publish the names and contact details of companies who have been issued with a Questionnaire on its website.
Information may also be requested under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=480540
The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx
Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.
(SC Ref: 480540).
Download the ESPD document here:http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=480540
Procurement Office, (Tay House)
Telephone: +44 1413305476
Fax: +44 0000000000Internet address:http://www.gla.ac.uk/
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: