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Belgium-Brussels: Patent annuities and trade mark renewal services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Patent annuities and trade mark renewal services.
In order to maintain rights to patent and trade marks assets, periodic payments must be made to the registration offices. The EU owns a portfolio consisting of 800 patent applications and registrations and 600 trade mark registrations. There are specialised companies that offer these payment services.
The objective of this call for tender is the conclusion of a framework contract for the provision of IPR portfolio management to the EU Institutions, the Directorates-General and services of the European Commission, the executive agencies and European Union agencies and bodies. It does not include the renewal or annuities management of the IP portfolio of the EU.
Following the first 24 months, the FWC can be renewed 2 times for 12 months each.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
See Internet address provided in Section I.3.
Section IV: Procedure
At the contracting authority's premises in Brussels specified in heading I.1) ‘Postal address’.
Section VI: Complementary information
See Internet address provided in Section I.3 for the procurement documents.
Based on Article 134(1)(e) of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1268/2012 as amended, during the 3 years following conclusion of the original contract the contracting authority may use the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice to procure additional services consisting of the repetition of similar services (up to a maximum of 50 % of the original contract value) from the economic operator to whom the contract is awarded.
At the request of the tenderer, the contracting authority may provide additional information solely for the purpose of clarifying the nature of the contract.
Any requests for additional information must be made in writing only through the etendering website at https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=1742; in the ‘Questions and answers’ tab, by clicking ‘Create a question’.
The contracting authority is not bound to reply to requests for additional information received less than five working days before the final date for submission of tenders.
The contracting authority may, on its own initiative, inform interested parties of any error, inaccuracy, omission or any other clerical error in the text of the call for tenders.
Any additional information including that referred to above will be posted on the etendering website indicated above. The website will be updated regularly and it is your responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period.