Tjänster - 168350-2018

19/04/2018    S76

Belgium-Brussels: Study on the IP implications of the development of industrial 3D printing

2018/S 076-168350

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission / DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs / Directorate F: Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing
Postal address: N105 9/023
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person:
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
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

Study on the IP implications of the development of industrial 3D printing

Reference number: 624/PP/GRO/IMA/17/1131/9941
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The objective of the study is to analyse and clarify how the existing IP framework concretely brings protection to IP Rights holders, and identify possible gaps and opportunities, or needs for clarification.

The study shall analyse how the use of IPRs could stimulate the development of 3D printing technologies (best practices of IP exploitation, model licensing schemes...), what are the current perceived IP barriers for further development of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, and how could they be removed.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 190 683.00 EUR
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

The place of performance of the tasks shall be the contractor's premises or any other place indicated in the tender, with the exception of the Commission's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In order to achieve the objectives of the study, the contractor will need to perform the following:

I. Analysis of existing IP laws and their specific interaction with the industrial use of 3D printing technology;

II. Analysis of 3D printing process and IPR challenges;

III. Analysis of AM key sectors and markets and IPR obstacles/ enablers;

IV.Present an overview of the IP issues resulting from interactions between stakeholders involved in the value chain;

V. Analysis of the IP issues from the perspective of the 3D printing industry;

VI. Present Conclusions and recommendations.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Clear identification of objectives and tasks / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and relevance of the proposed methodology / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work and Quality control measures / Weighting: 20
Price - Weighting: 30 %
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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open 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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 160-329614
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: SI2.776811

Study on the IP implications of the development of industrial 3D printing

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 7
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 7
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Bournemouth University
Postal address: Poole House, Talbot Campus
Town: Poole
Postal code: BH12 5BB
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 200 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 190 683.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Proportion: 57 %

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
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
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address:
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: