Supply, integration, implementation and maintenance of a print management software solution
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, the 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, Republic of 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.
Supply, integration, implementation and maintenance of a print management software solution that fulfils the following requirement:
See Procurement Documents.
Implementation shall be performed at the EPO Offices in Rijswijk,
Patentlaan 2, 2288 EE Rijswijk, The Netherlands.
Duration of the contract is 3 years with 3 optional extensions of 1 year each.
Proposals for variants which fail to meet any minimum requirements laid down in the Procurement Documents and/or the effect of which would be to reduce significantly the rights and/or safeguards of the EPO, are not allowed.
European Patent Office
Central Procurement The Hague 4.8 (2011/0675/Tp)
2288 EE Rijswijk,
P.O. Box 5818, 2280 HV Rijswijk, the Netherlands;
Fax No. (+31) 70 340 3977
email address: email@example.com
Procurement Documents will be forwarded upon written, faxed or E-Mail request.
23.2.2012, 12.00 hrs (CET)
8.3.2012, 12.00 hrs (CET)
Questions must be submitted by letter or fax.
22.3.2012, 12.00 hrs (CET)
two paper copies and one electronic copy, in addition to the original bid, which is to be marked as such.
As in point 6(a).
English. 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
Six months following the final date for receipt of bids indicated in point 6(d).
The award criteria and their respective weighting are as follows:
Contract award is expected to take place in the second quarter of 2012.