IP Support Tender

IP Support Tender

The Open University’s Research, Enterprise and Scholarship unit are looking to appoint a Commercialisation Support Organisation that will assist the Research and Enterprise office in developing new opportunities with external organisations and exploiting IP generated across the University.

United Kingdom-Milton Keynes: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2020/S 067-160603

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The Open University
Postal address: Walton Hall
Town: Milton Keynes
NUTS code: UKJ12
Postal code: MK7 6BP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement Manager
E-mail: finance-tenders@open.ac.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: www.open.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/openuniversity/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/openuniversity/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/openuniversity/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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:

Research, Commercialisation and IP Support — OUPA10565/PRO/OJEU/2020

Reference number: OUPA10565

II.1.2)Main CPV code

73000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Open University’s Research, Enterprise and Scholarship unit are looking to appoint a Commercialisation Support Organisation (CSO) that will assist the Research & Enterprise office in developing new opportunities with external organisations and exploiting IP generated across the University. The contract is for an initial period of 2 years and may be extended by the OU for a further periods of up to 1 year (3 years in total) at its discretion.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 GBP

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)

73200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ12

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Open University’s Research, Enterprise and Scholarship unit are looking to appoint a Commercialisation Support Organisation (CSO) that will assist the Research & Enterprise office in developing new opportunities with external organisations and exploiting IP generated across the University. A key aim of our Research and Enterprise Plan is to increase the commercialisation and exploitation of all forms of IP generated across the University. To achieve this, the OU will substantially increase the quantity and diversity of (i) collaborative R&D, (including consultancy and contract research) with organisations in the public and private sector, (ii) licencing of technologies to third parties, (iii) establishment of spin-out companies and social enterprises. The successful supplier will have specific experience in IP in the HE sector, patent searches and applications, market assessments for inventions, partnership development, business modelling, licensing negotiation, and spin-out and social enterprises. Please see the documents for further information.

The contract is for an initial period of 2 years and may be extended by the OU for a further periods of up to 1 year (3 years in total) at its discretion.

It is anticipated that the top three scoring bidders will be selected to participate in a presentation in June 2020 as a second stage of the tender evaluation process. The OU may withdraw this second stage, or hold presentations electronically, should circumstances dictate.

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

Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 EUR

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract is for an initial period of 2 years and may be extended by the OU for a further period of up to 1 year (making a contract length of 3 years total) at the OU’s discretion.

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: no
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: 01/05/2020
Local time: 11:00
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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 01/05/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The Open University
Postal address: Walton Hall
Town: Milton Keynes
Postal code: MK7 6AA
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: The Open University
Postal address: Walton Hall
Town: Milton Keynes
Postal code: MK7 6AA
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure

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

Official name: The Open University
Postal address: Walton Hall
Town: Milton Keynes
Postal code: MK7 6AA
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

31/03/2020