CAD/CAE support 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 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 may change.)
Open invitation to tender with discretionary award of contract.
CAD/CAE support services
The contract is worth approx. EUR 500 000.
Within 30 days of receipt of a correct invoice.
European Patent Office
Tender No. 2557
Fax: 089 2399-4145
The Procurement Documents may be requested by letter, fax or email.
19 January 2018, 12.00 hrs (CET)
26 January 2018, 12.00 hrs (CET)
Requests for clarification must be submitted by letter, fax or email.
9 February 2018, 12.00 hrs (CET)
Only the original bid should be submitted (no copies).
As in point 6 a).
Please submit bids by post only, and not by fax or email. Bids submitted by fax or email will not be considered.
The Procurement Documents will be available in German 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 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 at www.epo.org) will not be considered for contract award.
Bidders' know-how, capacity and reliability to fulfil the contract will be assessed on the 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 from receipt of the bid.
The ratio of price to technical criteria is 40:60.
Contract award is currently expected to take place in the first quarter of 2018. The contract is expected to begin on 1 April 2018.