Trademarks and Patents Services Tender
The Academic Legal Services team within Research and Enterprise at the University of Reading provides expert advice and support to staff and students on all aspects of Intellectual Property management.
United Kingdom-Reading: Patent and copyright consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
University of Reading
Park House, Whiteknights
For the attention of: Head of Procurement
RG6 6AQ Reading
Telephone: +44 1183788305
Fax: +44 1183786709
General address of the contracting authority: www.reading.ac.uk/procurement
Address of the buyer profile: www.reading.ac.uk/procurement
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.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:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 8
Duration of the framework agreementDuration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 and 500 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Identification evaluation and protection of IP.
Assessment of the commercial value of IP.
Management of the University portfolio.
Help for individuals to identify and obtain sources of funding for development work.
Commercial exploitation of IP through licensing and spin out companies.
Provision of advice on IP queries.
Training on IP related topics.
Forming partnerships with companies for the exploitation of IP.
We use external patent and trademark attorneys search services and patent and trademark renewal services to support our work. The University of Reading Research and Enterprise is wishing to appoint companies in the following areas for up to 4 years subject to a satisfactory annual review.
— Lot 1 Patent Agents;
— Lot 2 Patent Renewals;
— Lot 3 Trademarks;
— Lot 4 Searching and Information Services.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: 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.2.2)Information about electronic auction
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
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:18.9.2013