Patent and Copyright Consultancy Services for University of Liverpool
IP Exploitation Services – Commercial Partner.
United Kingdom-Liverpool: Patent and copyright consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
University of Liverpool
Procurement, Foundation Building, 765 Brownlow Hill
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/liverpooluni/
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKD52
Within our model we are seeking a partner who will inform the general academic community of the importance of IP protection and build relationships with Departments in order to be aware of inventions as they are being developed and to identify opportunities for licensing and spin-out creation. This will include rapid initial due diligence of the patent landscape, commercial value assessment and business case generation with recommended route to exploitation. We expect that this will be an ongoing activity requiring frequent engagement across the University therefore expertise in engineering and the medical, physical and biological sciences is an essential minimum.
Our partner will be paid on a fee-for-service basis and will act as an independent advisor with no automatic right to ownership of identified IP or subsequent equity in any spin out activity. Our preferred partner will be invited to be part of the process for generating the operational aspects of the model in preparation for a contract start date in the autumn of 2013.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.The IP Exploitation commercial partner procurement will comprise the following process: evaluation of submitted Pre Qualification Questionnaire to identify a shortlist of those bidders who meet minimum criteria and therefore whose full tender will be evaluated; evaluation of tenders on a cost and quality basis detailed in the tender documents and including information obtained during the presentations; selection and appointment of commercial partner. Those shortlisted will be required to attend an interview which will include a presentation by the applicants of their IP management philosophy and strategy for the management of their teams and delivery of the project. The tender documents are located on the following web site https://in-tendhost.co.uk/liverpooluni . To gain access to the tender documents you need to; Express an Interest in the Project by clicking on the red icon marked ‘express interest’. If you are not already registered, you will need to register your company details. If already registered then you will be asked to login using your existing details. When registering please ensure that the ‘publish e-mail address’ field is completed accurately. This is the e-mail address which will receive the automated details from the system which will include your user login details. When you have received the login details access the system again, click on the icon marked my tenders. Then you will see a red button marked View Documents . To submit your tender please follow the details contained within the e-tendering guide which will be provided with the tender documents. All dates, time periods and quantities indicated in this Notice are provisional only and the University reserves the right to change the same if circumstances so dictate. The University reserves the right not to enter in to any contract pursuant to this Notice and to withdraw from this procurement exercise at any time.
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GO Reference: GO-2013711-PRO-4947433
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:11.7.2013