Payment Services for Patent Renewal Fees

Payment Services for Patent Renewal Fees

The Authority has a requirement for a Patents Agency Service for the payment of notified patents, patent applications and registered designs belonging to The Secretary of State for Defence, other Governmement Departments and Public Bodies for whom the Ministry of Defence provided a patent Agency Service.

UK-Glasgow: financial transaction processing and clearing-house services

2012/S 36-058370

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

CTLB-Com, C&C
Level 1 65 Brown Street, Kentigern House
For the attention of: Alison Lees
G2 8EX Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412245122
E-mail: Ctlbcom-2a2@mod.uk
Fax: +44 1412242492

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Other Agencies, MOD Teams, Groups & Organisations, C&C
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Payment Services for Patent Renewal Fees.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Financial transaction processing and clearing-house services. The Authority has a requirement for a Patents Agency Service for the payment of notified patents, patent applications and registered designs belonging to The Secretary of State for Defence, other Governmement Departments and Public Bodies for whom the Ministry of Defence provided a patent Agency Service.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66172000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Authority will issue a Pre Qualification Questionnaire to all interested parties after the closing date of the advert.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

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

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Limited number of candidates will be 5 and the objective criteria for the limited number chosen will be based on their markings in response to the Pre qualification questionnaire which will be issued to those companies that have registerd an interest after the EOI closing date.
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:

CTLBC/1893
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 18.3.2012 – 10:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

19.3.2012 – 10:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

23.4.2012
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
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. Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at www.contracts.mod.uk. The MOD SID is a database of active and potential suppliers available to all MOD and UK Defence procurement personnel, and is the main supplier database of MOD Procurement organisations. Please note: the registration and publication of a company profile on the MOD SID does not mean or imply that the supplier has in any way been vetted or approved by the MOD. Suppliers wishing to compete for advertised MOD contracts must respond to any specific call for competition by submitting a separate expression of interest in accordance with the instructions of the purchasing organisation.

Advertising Regime OJEU: This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU),the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and www.contracts.mod.uk GO Reference: GO-2012217-DCB-3724253.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

CTLB-Com, C&C
Level 1 65 Brown Street Kentigern House
G2 8EX Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: Ctlbcom-2a2@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 1412245122
Fax: +44 1412242492

Body responsible for mediation procedures

CTLB-Com, C&C
Level 1 65 Brown Street Kentigern House
G2 8EX Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: Ctlbcom-2a2@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 1412245122
Fax: +44 1412242492

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

CTLB-Com, C&C
Level 1 65 Brown Street Kentigern House
G2 8EX Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: Ctlbcom-2a2@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 1412245122
Fax: +44 1412242492

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:17.2.2012