Purchase, installation, configuration and testing as well as maintenance of Juniper Router equipment for the Wide Area Network of the EPO
The European Patent Organisation (EPO), through the European Patent Office: Headquarters, Erhardtstrasse 27, D-80469 Munich
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.)
International open invitation to tender with discretionary award of contract
Purchase, installation, configuration and testing as well as maintenance of Juniper Router equipment for the Wide Area Network of the EPO. Trade-in of the EPO's existing Juniper Router equipment that will be replaced by the purchased router equipment. Maintenance of the EPO's remaining existing Juniper Router equipment.
Purchase: at receipt of the invoice, in arrears within 30 days of acceptance of the delivered equipment.
Maintenance: payments will be made monthly in arrears.
For purchased router equipment:
Munich, Germany, and Rijswijk, the Netherlands.
For maintenance of existing equipment:
Rijswijk, the Netherlands
Berlin, Germany and
Purchased router equipment shall be delivered, installed, configured and tested by the Contractor within four weeks from contract conclusion.
Purchased router equipment shall be maintained for a period of three years with two possible extensions of one year each.
Existing router equipment shall be maintained for one year with four possible extensions of one year each.
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 (2012/0519/Tp),
2288 EE Rijswijk,
The Procurement Documents may be requested by letter or e-mail.
11.01.2013, 12.00 hrs noon (CET)
21.01.2013, 12.00 hrs noon (CET)
queries must be submitted by letter or e-mail.
31.01.2013, 12.00 hrs noon (CET)
bids must be filed in original form.
As in point 6(a).
Please submit bids by post only and not by fax or e-mail. 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.
Client and bank references.
Six months as from the final date for receipt of bids as per point 6(d) above.
The EPO is free to choose the bid it considers the most advantageous, taking into account:
The contract is expected to be awarded in the first quarter of 2013.