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UK-Leicester: Patent and copyright consultancy services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
University of Leicester
Procurement Unit, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1162525205, Email: sab88@le.ac.uk
Contact: Stewart Brewer
Main Address: https://le.ac.uk/, Address of the buyer profile: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/
NUTS Code: UKF21

I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not Provided
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No

I.4)Type of the contracting authority:
Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity:
Education

Section II: Object Of The Contract

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title: The Provision of Patent Attorney Services
Reference number: LUV00706

II.1.2) Main CPV code:
79120000 - Patent and copyright consultancy services.


II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES

II.1.4) Short description: The University of Leicester delivers high quality undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education and create research that has impact internationally. We aim to set up a two year agreement with up to four patent agents/attorneys who can provide specialist advice, assistance and other relevant services. This agreement would be a non-exclusive framework and the University will always reserve the right to obtain patent and trademark services from firms that are not included in this framework programme if the chosen firm(s) is unable to provide the service required. The University cannot guarantee the level of business any firm will receive. The University does not undertake to bind or restrict itself to any minimum or maximum expenditure under the framework contract. Our existing patent portfolio will remain with existing firms. Firms must be available to meet in Leicester with no charges for travel and accommodation.

II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 200,000

Currency:GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
79120000 - Patent and copyright consultancy services.


II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UKF21 - Leicester

Main site or place of performance:
Leicester


II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The University of Leicester delivers high quality undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education and create research that has impact internationally. We aim to set up a two year agreement with up to four patent agents/attorneys who can provide specialist advice, assistance and other relevant services. This agreement would be a non-exclusive framework and the University will always reserve the right to obtain patent and trademark services from firms that are not included in this framework programme if the chosen firm(s) is unable to provide the service required. The University cannot guarantee the level of business any firm will receive. The University does not undertake to bind or restrict itself to any minimum or maximum expenditure under the framework contract. Our existing patent portfolio will remain with existing firms. Firms must be available to meet in Leicester with no charges for travel and accommodation.

II.2.5) Award criteria:
Quality criterion - Name: Criterion 1 / Weighting: 65

Cost criterion - Name: Criterion 1 / Weighting: 35


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
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): No specific project - see additional information below.

II.2.14) Additional information: The University of Leicester may wish to patent research or goods and services relating to its research or other work - some of which is subject to European Union Funds.


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open


IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement: Yes


IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: No

IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJEU: 2017/S 83-160899



IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice
The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice: No

Section V: Award of contract

Award Of Contract (No.1)

Contract No: LUV00706
Lot Number: Not Provided
Title: Not Provided

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes


V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 18/09/2017

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 15
Number of tenders received from SMEs: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 15

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: Yes

Contractor (No.1)
Murgitroyd & Company Ltd
165-169 Scotland Street, Glasgow, G5 8PL, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: UKM82
The contractor is an SME: Yes

Contractor (No.2)
Potter Clarkson LLP
The Belgrave Centre, Talbot Street, Nottingham, NG1 5GG, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: UKF14
The contractor is an SME: Yes

Contractor (No.3)
Wilson Gunn
5th Floor, Blackfriars House, The Parsonage, Manchester, M3 2JA, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: UKD33
The contractor is an SME: Yes

Contractor (No.4)
Venner Shipley LLP
200 Aldersgate, London, EC1A 4HD, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: UKI
The contractor is an SME: Yes

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 200,000
Total value of the contract/lot: 200,000
Currency: GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information: To view this notice, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=272293461

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body
University of Leicester
University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, United Kingdom
Tel. +116 2525205, Email: procurement@le.ac.uk
Internet address: https://le.ac.uk/

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures
High Court
Royal Court of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 2LL, United Kingdom
Tel. +20 79476000, Email: procurement@le.ac.uk
Internet address: https://le.ac.uk/

VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: In accordance with Regulation 86 and 87 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, this contracting authority will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar day standstill period starting from the day information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.The Public Contracts Regulations provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action inthe High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
See Above
London, United Kingdom

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 19/09/2017






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