Supply of Patent Services to Aberystwyth University

Supply of Patent Services to Aberystwyth University

This procurement is for patenting and professional intellectual property related services in support of the technology transfer activity at Aberystwyth University.

Procurer reference: AU/2011/057/PATENTSERVICES
Value of tender: £Undisclosed
Is this notice funded by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO)?
Contract Type
Name of the organisation
Aberystwyth University (Procurement)
Contact Name
Mrs Carol Parry
c/o Finance Office, Old College, King Street, Aberystwyth
SY23 2BH
01970 622029
01970 621753
Web Address
Service category
21=Legal Services
Is it a framework agreement?
Title of the contract
Provision of Patent Services
Description of the contract
This procurement is for patenting and professional intellectual property related services in support of the technology transfer activity at Aberystwyth University. The requirement is for a firm/s of patent agents to provide cost effective, general intellectual property advice and to undertake the preparation, registration and prosecution of applications for patents and other forms of registered intellectual property across all of the relevant research areas of the University. The patent firm/s will be expected to possess the necessary breath of intellectual property law experience and technical understanding particularly in the life, physics and computer sciences for existing and new business. It is important that the patent firm/s is able to develop a strong rapport with both the academic community and the technology transfer team at Aberystwyth University and to take proactive steps to foster good relations including availability to correspond in good time via email and telephone and to visit Aberystwyth as requested.
Place / site of work / delivery
Aberystwyth University

Classification of contract (CPV codes)
79120000 – Patent and copyright consultancy services.
79121000 – Copyright consultancy services.

Contract Length
Period in month/s
60 months
Contract will be awarded based on:

Most economically advantageous tender in terms of:Criteria as detailed in the contract documents

SECTION IV: Administrative Information

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