Framework agreement relating to the inward transfer of pension rights
The European Patent Organisation (EPO) through the European Patent Office: Headquarters, Erhardtstrasse 27, D-80469 Munich, Postal address: EPO, D-80298 Munich.
The European Patent Organisation is an intergovernmental organisation set up pursuant to the European Patent Convention which entered into force in 1977. At present it has 38 member states (Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ellas, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom). The executive body of the EPO is the European Patent Office which is charged with the searching and examination of European patent applications and the granting of European patents. It employs approximately 6 700 staff at EPO headquarters in Munich, a branch at The Hague/Rijswijk (NL) and sub-offices in Berlin and Vienna (the number of member states and staff members may change).
International open invitation to tender with discretionary award of contract.
Framework agreement relating to the inward transfer of pension rights.
See Part 3 of the Procurement documents (Specific Conditions of Contract, Annex 1 - Fee Structure and Invoicing)
The works and services under the framework agreement will be rendered at the Contractor's premises.
The Contract shall be concluded for one year. At the EPO's sole discretion and without possibility for the Contractor to oppose it, the term of the Contract may be extended by one year but no more than four times. Where the EPO chooses to exercise this option, it shall give the Contractor at least six months prior written notice.
Proposals for variants may be submitted. However, the bidders shall also submit a main offer.
05.09.2012, 12.00 hrs (CET)
19.09.2012, 12.00 hrs (CET)
Questions must be submitted by letter, fax or e-mail.
04.10.2012, 12.00 hrs (CET)
the bid must be provided in its original only
bids must be submitted by letter, not by fax or e mail.
As in point 6(a).
The Procurement Documents will only be available in English
If several bidders submit a joint bid, one must be designated as prime contractor responsible for performance of all the obligations under the contract.
See Part I of the Procurement Documents (General Conditions of Tender, Annex 1)
Six months following the final date for receipt of bids indicated in point 6(d).
The bid will only be considered if it is complete; it must contain meaningful answers to Annex 1 of the General Conditions of Tender (Part I of the Procurement Documents);
meaningful answers to all questions contained in the questionnaire annexed to the Technical Conditions of Contract (Part IV of the Procurement Documents)
The award criteria are amongst others: (the order does not suggest the weighting factors):
Contract award is expected to take place in October/November 2012.
The short listed bidders may be invited to present their bids. These presentations will be held at the premises of the EPO in Munich. Travel and accommodation costs will not be reimbursed by the EPO.