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Services - 470408-2019

08/10/2019    S194

France-Angers: Provision of Legal Support in the Field of Intellectual Property Rights to the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO)

2019/S 194-470408

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Community Plant Variety Office
National registration number: SIRET 417 996 410 00029
Postal address: 3 boulevard Maréchal Foch — CS 10121
Town: Angers Cedex 2
NUTS code: FRG02 Maine-et-Loire
Postal code: 49101
Country: France
Contact person: Procurement and Logistics
E-mail: procurement@cpvo.europa.eu
Telephone: +33 241256400
Fax: +33 241256410
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://cpvo.europa.eu/en
Address of the buyer profile: https://cpvo.europa.eu/en/about-us/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=5498
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=5498
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=5498
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Intellectual property rights for plant varieties

Section II: Object

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

Provision of Legal Support in the Field of Intellectual Property Rights to the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO)

Reference number: 2019-03
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79111000 Legal advisory services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The scope of the present call for tender is to obtain provision of services for legal support to the Community Plant Variety Office in the field of intellectual property under the supervision of its legal unit and its president.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 3
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Provision of Legal Support before the Court of Justice of the EU in English and French

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79110000 Legal advisory and representation services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU0 LUXEMBOURG
Main site or place of performance:

Court of Justice of the EU in Luxembourg.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The legal support and advice will cover the following areas:

— litigation relating to Intellectual Property Rights in the EU (before the Court of Justice of the EU),

— litigation relating to Plant Variety Rights in the EU (before the Court of Justice of the EU),

— more specifically, but not exhaustively, legal analysis, drafting of pleadings, defending the CPVO before the Court of Justice of the EU and any other kind of support and advice regarding cases standing before the Court of Justice of the EU.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework Contract (FWC) is renewable annually by joint agreement between the parties by an exchange of letters, subject to availability of budget and satisfactory execution of the FWC.

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Provision of Legal Support Before the Court of Justice of the EU in English and Dutch.

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79111000 Legal advisory services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU LUXEMBOURG
Main site or place of performance:

Court of Justice of the EU in Luxembourg.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Legal support and advice will cover the following areas:

— litigation relating to intellectual property rights in the EU (before the Court of Justice of the EU),

— litigation relating to plant variety rights in the EU (before the Court of Justice of the EU),

— more specifically, but not exhaustively, legal analysis, drafting of pleadings, defending the CPVO before the Court of Justice of the EU and any other kind of support and advice regarding cases standing before the Court of Justice of the EU.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework contract (FWC) is renewable annually by joint agreement between the parties by an exchange of letters, subject to availability of budget and satisfactory execution of the FWC.

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Provision of Legal Support before the Court of Justice of the EU in English and German

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79111000 Legal advisory services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU LUXEMBOURG
Main site or place of performance:

Court of Justice of the EU in Luxembourg.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Legal support and advice will cover the following areas:

— litigation relating to intellectual property rights in the EU (before the Court of Justice of the EU),

— litigation relating to plant variety rights in the EU (before the Court of Justice of the EU),

— more specifically, but not exhaustively, legal analysis, drafting of pleadings, defending the CPVO before the Court of Justice of the EU and any other kind of support and advice regarding cases standing before the Court of Justice of the EU.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework contract (FWC) is renewable annually by joint agreement between the parties by an exchange of letters, subject to availability of budget and satisfactory execution of the FWC.

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: no
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:

According to tender specifications.

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.2.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

According to tender specifications.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

According to tender specifications.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
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: 2015/S 212-383989
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 29/11/2019
Local time: 14:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 29/05/2020
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 04/12/2019
Local time: 11:00
Place:

3 boulevard du Maréchal Foch — 49100 Angers — FRANCE.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

1 person per tenderer.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Court of Justice of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
Internet address: https://curia.europa.eu
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
26/09/2019