Patent and Copyright Consultancy Services for University of Liverpool

Patent and Copyright Consultancy Services for University of Liverpool

IP Exploitation Services – Commercial Partner.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Patent and copyright consultancy services

2013/S 136-236275

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

University of Liverpool
Procurement, Foundation Building, 765 Brownlow Hill
L69 7ZX Liverpool

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile:

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)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: University
I.3)Main activity

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

IP Exploitation Services – Commercial Partner
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKD52

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Patent and copyright consultancy services. Business and management consultancy and related services. The University of Liverpool is looking for a commercialisation partner that will actively engage with the University management, academics, licensees and other potential funders of intellectual property for the purposes of generating impact and deal flow.
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.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79120000, 79400000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Average turnover over the last three years must be at least 500000 GBP
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

20.8.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional 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 . 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.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:11.7.2013