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Title: IP Service Provision (AGOR IP)
Published by: Swansea University
Publication Date: 06/02/2017
Deadline Date: 08/03/2017
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: This procurement is for patenting and professional intellectual property related services in support of the technology transfer activity at Swansea 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 including but not limited to trademark applications 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 with respect to patents, design rights and trademarks.
CPV: 79120000, 73000000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Swansea University

Procurement - Finance, Swansea University, Singleton Park

Swansea

SA2 8PP

UK

Telephone: +44 1792606268

E-mail: o.n.cullen@swansea.ac.uk

NUTS: UKL18

Internet address(es)

Main address: www.swansea.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0345

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk


Additional information can be obtained from another address:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

UK

E-mail: o.n.cullen@swansea.ac.uk

NUTS: UKL

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

IP Service Provision (AGOR IP)

Reference number: T40(17) (Bay Hub)

II.1.2) Main CPV code

79120000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

This procurement is for patenting and professional intellectual property related services in support of the technology transfer activity at Swansea 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 including but not limited to trademark applications 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 with respect to patents, design rights and trademarks.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

73000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL


Main site or place of performance:

Swansea University

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This procurement is for patenting and professional intellectual property related services in support of the technology transfer activity at Swansea 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 including but not limited to trademark applications 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 with respect to patents, design rights and trademarks.

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 Swansea University and to take proactive steps to foster good relations including availability to correspond in efficient time via email and telephone and to visit Swansea as reasonably requested.

The patent firm/s will also be required to track and report on the costs of their service provision on a quarterly basis and to provide training for University staff in IP administration. Before the end of the contract, the patent firm/ s will provide a professional transfer of IP administrative processes to the University and the cost of this should be included.

The University will reserve the right to procure IP services from other firm/ s of patent agents where, for example, they believe unique specialist skills are required, where they are mandated by funders of University research or where it perceives a potential conflict of interest.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: Yes

Identification of the project:

AGOR IP

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 08/03/2017

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 08/03/2017

Local time: 12:00

Place:

Swansea University

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

Further information available within the tender documents.

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=62441

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VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Swansea University

Procurement - Finance, Swansea University, Singleton Park

Swansea

SA2 8PP

UK

Telephone: +44 1792606268

Internet address(es)

URL: www.swansea.ac.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

03/02/2017


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
14/02/2017 11:50Anticipated Contract Value

The University anticipates a contract value of GBP 500,000 to 800,000 for this contract.
14/02/2017 11:50Anticipated Contract Value

The University anticipates a contract value of GBP 500,000 to 800,000 for this contract.
Main Contact: o.n.cullen@swansea.ac.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
79120000Patent and copyright consultancy servicesLegal services
73000000Research and development services and related consultancy servicesResearch and Development

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
1017Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1018Swansea

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