Support for the EPO's Internal Communication Department relating to IC strategy, IC consulting and management communication, support in the set up of new communication channels, e.g. social media, cross media packages, editorial support and layout supervising for the EPO's staff magazine,“gazette” and editorial support for several internal media
The European Patent Organisation (EPO) through the European Patent Office: Headquarters, Erhardtstraße 27, 80469 Munich, Germany.
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, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, 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 6700 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 indicated may change).
International open invitation to tender with discretionary award of contract.
Support for the EPO's Internal Communication Department relating to IC strategy, IC consulting and management communication, support in the set up of new communication channels, e.g. social media, cross media packages, editorial support and layout supervising for the EPO's staff magazine,“gazette” and editorial support for several internal media.
Lot 1: Support relating to:
Lot 2: Support relating to:
Payment shall be effected within 30 days of acceptance of rendered services and receipt of a monthly invoice in the correct form.
Most parts of the work are to be performed at the EPO's Office in Munich or The Hague (layout services to be performed in Munich).
The contract will commence upon signature of a respective agreement by both parties. It will have a duration of thee years. The EPO may extend the contract up to two times, each time for a period of one year, by sending a written notification to the Contractor not later than two months before the expiry.
Proposals for variants, the effect of which would be to reduce significantly the rights and safeguards of the EPO, are not allowed.
European Patent Office
Central Procurement (4.8.2)
Tender No. 1543
Fax No. 0049-(0)89-2399-4145
Procurement Documents will be forwarded upon written, faxed or e-mailed request.
Thursday 21 June 2012, 12.00 hrs (CET)
Thursday 5 July 2012, 12:00hrs (CET)
Questions must be submitted by letter, fax or e-mail.
Thursday 19 July, 12.00 hrs (CET)
the bid must be provided in its original only
As in point 6(a).
Bids must be submitted by post or courier. Bids submitted by fax or e-mail will be excluded.
The Procurement Documents will be available in English only.
If several bidders submit a joint bid, one must be designated as prime contractor responsible for performance of all the obligations under the contract.
Customer and bank references (as provided for in Annex 1 of the General Conditions of Tender - Part 1 of the Procurement Documents).
Six months following the final date for receipt of bids indicated in point 6(d).
Lot 1: exclusion criteria
Lot 1: Award criteria:
Lot 2: exclusion criteria:
Lot 2: Award criteria:
Contract award is expected to take place in October 2012..
The EPO reserves the right to invite short-listed bidders to a presentation of their bids at the EPO premises in Munich or The Hague. Costs incurred by the bidders relating to such presentations cannot be reimbursed.