Framework contract relating to the conversion of EPO publications into Internet compatible format
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.
Framework contract relating to the conversion of EPO publications into Internet compatible format.
Payment shall be effected within 30 days of acceptance of rendered services and receipt of an invoice in the correct form.
The Work to be performed by the Contractor shall take place at the premises of the Contractor, with the exception of training and consulting, which shall take place at the EPO’s premises.
The EPO will commission the work in the form of individual orders. Duration of contract is 2 years with 3 optional extensions of 1 year each.
European Patent Office
Central Procurement (4.8.2)
Tender No. 1556
Procurement Documents will be forwarded upon written, faxed or e-mailed request.
04.01.2013, 12.00 hrs (CET)
18.01.2013, 12:00hrs (CET)
Questions must be submitted by letter, fax or e-mail.
01.02.2013, 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.
Please refer to 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).
See Procurement Documents
Contract award is expected to take place in the 2nd quarter of 2013.