Provision of "Train-the-Trainer" Services
The European Patent Organisation (EPO) acting through the European Patent Office: Headquarters, Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1, 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, 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.
Open invitation to tender with discretionary award of contract.
Provision of "Train-the-Trainer" Services.
Within 30 (thirty) days of receipt of the correct invoice.
European Patent Office in Munich (Germany) and in Rijswijk (the Netherlands).
3 years from entry into force of the contract, with the EPO’s exclusive option to extend the contract by 2 (two) further periods of 12 (twelve) months 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
PD48 Central Procurement-Tender No. 2240
80469 Munich, Germany
Procurement Documents will be forwarded upon written or e-mail request.
19.09.2017, 12.00 hrs (CET)
27.09. 2017, 12.00 hrs (CET)
Questions must be submitted e-mail.
16.10.2017, 12.00 hrs (CET)
Bids must be submitted in signed paper original plus an electronic version of all documents on a data-carrier (USB).
As in point 6(a).
Please submit requests for qualification in writing, by e-mail.
Please submit bids by post only and not by e-mail. Bids submitted by e-mail will be excluded.
English. The Procurement Documents will be available in English only.
If several bidders submit a joint bid, they must be jointly and severally liable for the performance of the obligations under the contract. A declaration to this effect, duly signed by all members of the grouping and appointing a representative that is authorised to act on behalf of all members, must be submitted with the bid.
Bids from bidders who do not fulfil the selection criteria stated in the Procurement Documents and/or whose circumstances are such as seriously to call into question their financial and professional reliability (see Article 2 of the General Conditions of Tender, available under www.epo.org ) will not be considered for contract award.
Bidders' know-how, capacity and reliability to fulfil the contract will be assessed on basis of the information and evidence submitted in reply to the questionnaire in Annex 1 to the General Conditions of Tender and any additional questionnaire(s) included in the Procurement Documents.
Six months following the final date for receipt of bids indicated in point 6(d).
Bid presentations with short-listed bidders will take place in Munich in the first week of November. Respective costs incurred by the bidders relating to such a presentation will not be reimbursed.
Contract award is expected to take place in December 2017.