Patent Agent Services Tender

Patent Agent Services Tender

5 Lots. Lot 1: Biology and Life Sciences.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Patent and copyright consultancy services

2020/S 112-272948

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Cardiff University
Postal address: Procurement Services, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road
Town: Cardiff
NUTS code: UKL WALES
Postal code: CF24 0DE
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Buyline@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 2920879648
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/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home

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:

Patent Agents Framework

Reference number: CU222

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79120000 Patent and copyright consultancy services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of patent agent services to Cardiff University.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1: Biology and Life Sciences

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79120000 Patent and copyright consultancy services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL22 Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Advice and professional services relating to living organisms, including biology, botany, zoology, microbiology, physiology, biochemistry, and related subjects. Typically this would cover schools of biosciences, medicine, dentistry, healthcare, pharmacy, optometry and psychology.

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: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This framework shall run for an initial period of 1 year. Where appropriate, and subject to agreement, the framework may be extended in one-year increments provided that the total life of the framework does not exceed 4 years (1 + 1 + 1 + 1).

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:

Call-off contracts under this framework may be financed by EU funds.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2: Physical Sciences and Engineering

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79120000 Patent and copyright consultancy services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL22 Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Advice and professional services relating to the sciences concerned with the study of inanimate natural objects, including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and related subjects. Typically this would cover schools of chemistry, engineering, physics, mathematics and Earth and Ocean Sciences.

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: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This framework shall run for an initial period of 1 year. Where appropriate, and subject to agreement, the framework may be extended in 1-year increments provided that the total life of the framework does not exceed 4 years (1 + 1 + 1 + 1).

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:

Call-off contracts under this framework may be financed by EU funds.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 3: Pharamaceuticals and Medicinal Chemistry

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79120000 Patent and copyright consultancy services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL22 Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Advice and professional services relating to drug discovery and development. Projects allocated in this lot will typically involve research involving the school of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences but may also include researchers from biosciences and medicine.

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: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This framework shall run for an initial period of 1 year. Where appropriate, and subject to agreement, the framework may be extended in one-year increments provided that the total life of the framework does not exceed 4 years (1 + 1 + 1 + 1).

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:

Call-off contracts under this framework may be financed by EU funds.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 4: Software

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79120000 Patent and copyright consultancy services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL22 Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Advice and professional services relating to patentability of software applications and copyright in proprietary code. Often projects allocated in this lot would involve the school of computer sciences though many such project are interdisciplinary and collaborative in nature.

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: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This framework shall run for an initial period of 1 year. Where appropriate, and subject to agreement, the framework may be extended in 1-year increments provided that the total life of the Framework does not exceed 4 years (1 + 1 + 1 + 1).

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:

Call-off contracts under this framework may be financed by EU funds.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 5: Other

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79120000 Patent and copyright consultancy services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL22 Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Advice and professional services relating to Cardiff University’s Intellectual Property portfolio where the primary technology use or field does not fit closely with lots 1-4 above.

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: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This framework shall run for an initial period of 1 year. Where appropriate, and subject to agreement, the framework may be extended in 1-year increments provided that the total life of the Framework does not exceed 4 years (1 + 1 + 1 + 1).

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:

Call-off contracts under this framework may be financed by EU funds.

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 25
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: 31/07/2020
Local time: 17:00
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, Welsh

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: 31/07/2020
Local time: 17:00

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 invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The aim of the procurement process is to establish a framework from which University can engage potential suppliers of Intellectual Property (IP) advice and services in order to support University’s IP protection and exploitation activities.

This competitive procurement relates to ‘Patent and copyright consultancy services’ (CPV 79120000-1) and falls within the meaning of Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Therefore, this procurement will be conducted in accordance with Regulations 74 to 76 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, known as the ‘Light Touch Regime’. The University notes that the procedure being used reflects that of the open procedure but would like to emphasise that the University is not advertising this as an open procedure tender; as such the University reserves the right to utilise the flexibility of the Light Touch Regime.

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver community benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The community benefits included in this contract are:

Please refer to ITT

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The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079477501
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:

08/06/2020