Services - 91763-2022

21/02/2022    S36

Spain-Alicante: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2022/S 036-091763

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Regulation (EU) No 236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union's instruments for financing external action and Regulation (EU) Nº 2333/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 establishing a financing instrument for development cooperation for the period 2014-2020.

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Union Intellectual Property Office
National registration number: V-03965324
Postal address: Avenida de Europa, 4
Town: Alicante
NUTS code: ES521 Alicante / Alacant
Postal code: 03008
Country: Spain
E-mail: alinvestPI.procurement@euipo.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/en/public-procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=10239
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Provision of long-term Expertise and Support Staff for AL-INVEST Verde Intellectual Property Rights Action in Latin America

Reference number: EUIPO/ALINPI/2022/EA-RP/01
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The AL-INVEST Verde PI project seeks to achieve enhanced use and effectiveness of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Latin America, particularly in the MERCOSUR countries, to boost opportunities for research cooperation and stimulate competitiveness and innovation. AL-INVEST Verde PI is designed to be consistent with EU trade policy, with emphasis on keeping IP in line with an open, sustainable and assertive trade policy” (OSA), which is the EU strategy to build on openness, to contribute to the economic recovery through support for the green and digital transformations.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 372 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 2
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Activity Coordinator for AL-INVEST Verde PI

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: AR Argentina
NUTS code: BR Brazil
NUTS code: PY Paraguay
NUTS code: UY Uruguay
Main site or place of performance:

Latin America particularly in any of the following MERCOSUR countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay)

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of this contract is the provision of long-term technical expertise on IPR for AL-INVEST Verde Intellectual Property Rights Action in Latin America in any of the following MERCOSUR countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay). The expert will be responsible for the coordination of the project's activities and should have previous experience in the area and good knowledge of the IP field in Latin America. The scope of the contract is limited to the provision of long-term expertise, other costs (e.g. for setting up the office and implementing the activites) are excluded.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 240 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 29
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Contracting Authority may, at its own discretion, extend the project in duration and/or scope subject to the availability of funding up to 50% of the initial contract to the inicial contractor by negociated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice. Any extension of the contract would be subject to satisfactory performance by the Contractor.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 4
Maximum number: 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

On the basis of the applications received, between 4 and 8 candidates will be invited to submit detailed tenders for this contract. If the number of eligible candidates meeting the selection criteria is less than the minimum of 4, the contracting authority may invite the candidates who satisfy the criteria to submit a tender. If the number of eligible candidates meeting the selection criteria is more than the maximum allowed, the contracting authority will rank them using the re-examination criteria stated at the contract notice for this procedure.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

EU-LA Alliance for Sustainable Growth and Jobs Action - Component 3 “AL-INVEST Verde Intellectual Property Rights”

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Action Support Officer for AL-INVEST VERDE PI

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79500000 Office-support services
79990000 Miscellaneous business-related services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: AR Argentina
NUTS code: BR Brazil
NUTS code: PY Paraguay
NUTS code: UY Uruguay
Main site or place of performance:

Uruguay

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of this contract is the provision of long-term administrative and logistic support services for AL-INVEST Verde Intellectual Property Rights Action in Latin America. The scope of the contract is limited to the provision of long-term support, other costs (e.g. for setting up the office and implementing the activites) are excluded.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 132 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 29
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Contracting Authority may, at its own discretion, extend the project in duration and/or scope subject to the availability of funding up to 50% of the initial contract to the inicial contractor by negociated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice. Any extension of the contract would be subject to satisfactory performance by the Contractor.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 4
Maximum number: 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

On the basis of the applications received, between 4 and 8 candidates will be invited to submit detailed tenders for this contract. If the number of eligible candidates meeting the selection criteria is less than the minimum of 4, the contracting authority may invite the candidates who satisfy the criteria to submit a tender. If the number of eligible candidates meeting the selection criteria is more than the maximum allowed, the contracting authority will rank them using the re-examination criteria stated at the contract notice for this procedure.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

EU-LA Alliance for Sustainable Growth and Jobs Action - Component 3 “AL-INVEST Verde Intellectual Property Rights”

II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

n/a

For further information on eligibility conditions and grounds for exclusion, please see the additional information document available in the documents' library section of this procedure.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Prospective applicants are reminded that the selected contractor will be responsible for complying with all applicable administrative and legal requirements to guarantee that the proposed experts can deliver the services required by this contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 22/03/2022
Local time: 23:59
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 24/04/2022
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:

The tender documents will be available for download at the address indicated under Heading I.3. The website will be updated regularly and it is the tenderers' responsibility to check for updates, modifications or answers to questions during the tendering period.In case of unavailability or disruptions in the functioning of the electronic means of communication provided in Section I.3 in the last 5 calendar days before the time limit for receipt indicated in Section IV.2.2, the Contracting authority reserves the right to extend this time limit and publish the extension at the Internet address provided in Section I.3, without a preceding publication of a corrigendum to this notice. Economic operators interested in this procurement are invited to subscribe to the call for tenders at the address in Section I.3 in order to get notified when new information or documents are published.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: LUXEMBOURG
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: European Ombudsman
Postal address: 1 avenue du Président Robert Schuman, PO Box 403
Town: Strasbourg
Postal code: 67001
Country: France
E-mail: eo@ombudsman.europa.eu
Telephone: +33 388172313
Internet address: http://ombudsman.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff, or, in absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
16/02/2022