Support for the e-learning activities for the EPO
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. It now has 38 member states (Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, 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 is subject to change.)
Open invitation to tender with discretionary award of contract (framework agreement).
Support for the e-learning activities for the EPO.
Lot 1 - Production of online material
Lot 2 - Audio/Video recording and post-production
Lot 3 - e-Learning platforms, contents and tools administration
Lot 4 - Content and Instructional design and expert consultancy
Bidders may submit offers for one or any number of lots.
In arrears, within 30 days of acceptance of deliverables and receipt of a correct invoice including - among others - the provision of timesheets fulfilling the contractual requirements.
The Contractor's premises, unless otherwise agreed in the individual contract(s) placed under the framework agreement.
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 (Dept. 4.8.2)
Tender No.: 1572
The Procurement Documents may be requested by letter, fax or e mail.
15.02.2013, 12.00 hrs noon (CET)
27.02.2013, 12.00 hrs noon (CET)
queries must be submitted by letter, fax or e-mail.
22.03.2013, 12.00 hrs noon (CET)
bid must be filed in original form
bid must be filed in writing by post or courier service; bids submitted by fax or e-mail will be excluded.
As in point 6(a), but please note the requirements in point 6(d).
The Procurement Documents are available in English only.
Each bidder (natural or legal person) may present one bid only, either independently or in association with others. If several bidders submit a joint bid, one must be designated as prime contractor responsible for performance of all obligations under the contract.
Client and bank information as per the questionnaire attached as Annex 1 (Questionaire) to the General Conditions of Tender
Six months as from the final date for submitting bids indicated in point 6(d).
Approved experiences in at least 3 projects in the aerea of the tendered activities.
Confirmation from the bidder, that he does not fulfill the exclusion Criteria of § 2 of the Tender Guidelines.
The award criteria:
The Technical evaluation will be based on the bidders' responses to the Technical Conditions through their answers to the questionnaires, the profiles and references provided as well as the bidders' response to the sample Requests for Offer.
Financial aspects evaluated include the daily rates offered, possible discounts and the fixed prices offered in response to the sample Requests for Offer.
Please note that this is a tender for a framework agreement with several Contractors. The EPO intends to conclude framework agreements with a maximum of 7 Contractors per lot.
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.
Award of framework agreement is expected to take place in the 3rd quarter of 2013.
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