Contract award notice

Legal advice in the field of IP.

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Official name
European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) — Resources
National registration number
-
Postal address
rue du Champ de Mars 21 (CDMA 5/35)
Town
Bruxelles
Postal code
1049
NUTS code
BE100 - Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Contact person
-
Telephone
-
E-mail
JRC-B5-BXL-PROCUREMENT@ec.europa.eu
Fax
-

Internet address(es)

Main address:   http://web.jrc.ec.europa.eu

Address of the buyer profile:   -

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement:   yes

In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law:   Belgium.

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body:   yes

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

Legal advice in the field of IP.

Reference number:   JRC/BRU/2016/DDG.03/0001/OC.

II.1.2) Main CPV code

Main CPV code:   79110000 - Legal advisory and representation services

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

IPR legal advisory services related to the defence, protection, exploitation and enforcement of the European Union's intellectual property rights under different national or international laws.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots:   no

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Value:   1.320.000,00

Currency:   EUR

II.2) Description

II.2.1) Title

-

Lot No:   -

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

Main CPV code:   79100000 - Legal services

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:   BE10 - Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest

Main site or place of performance:   Contractor's premises.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The work is that of a lawyers firm in the field of intellectual property, and consist of giving IPR legal advisory services related to the defence, protection, exploitation and enforcement of the European Union's intellectual property rights under different national or international laws. It does not include the management of the IP portfolio.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below

Quality criterion - Name:   Technical quality  / Weighting:   60

Cost criterion - Name:   Price  / Weighting:   40

II.2.11) Information about options

Options:   no

Description of options:   -

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) 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:   yes

A dynamic purchasing system was set up:   no

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction has been used:   no

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:   2016/S 070-121424

IV.2.8) Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system

The notice involves the termination of the dynamic purchasing system published by the above contract notice:   no

IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice:   no

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No:   931751-2017-01-A21-BXL-UK

Lot No:   -

Title:   Legal advice in the field of IP

A contract/lot is awarded:   yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

31-01-2017

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received:   3

Number of tenders received from SMEs:   3

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States:   0

Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States:   0

Number of tenders received by electronic means:   0

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators:   no

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Fieldfisher LLP
National registration number
GB232273784
Postal address
-
Town
London
NUTS code
UKI
Postal code
-
Country
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
no

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot:   1.320.000,00 EUR

Total value of the contract/lot:   1.320.000,00 EUR

Lowest offer:   -

Highest offer:   -

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract is likely to be subcontracted:   yes

Proportion:   -

Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:   -

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

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.

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 43031
E-mail
GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Fax
+352 43032100
Internet address
http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name
-
Postal address
-
Town
-
Postal code
-
Country
-
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:   -

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name
General Court
Postal address
rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town
Luxembourg
Postal code
2925
Country
LUXEMBOURG
Telephone
+352 43031
E-mail
GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Fax
+352 43032100
Internet address
http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

28-02-2017

Annex D1 – General procurement: Justification for the award of the contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union

1. Justification for the choice of the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a call for competition in accordance with Article 32 of Directive 2014/24/EU

No tenders or no suitable tenders/requests to participate in response to:

open procedure:   no

restricted procedure:   no

The products involved are manufactured purely for the purpose of research, experiment, study or development under the conditions stated in the directive:   -

The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:

absence of competition for technical reasons:   no

procurement aiming at the creation or acquisition of a unique work of art or artistic performance:   no

protection of exclusive rights, including intellectual property rights:   no

Extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable for the contracting authority and in accordance with the strict conditions stated in the directive:   no

Additional deliveries by the original supplier ordered under the strict conditions stated in the directive:   no

New works/services, constituting a repetition of existing works/services and ordered in accordance with the strict conditions stated in the directive:   -

Service contract to be awarded to the winner or one of winners under the rules of a design contest:   -

Procurement of supplies quoted and purchased on a commodity market:   -

Purchase of supplies or services on particularly advantageous terms:

from a supplier which is definitively winding up its business activities:   -

protection of exclusive rights, including intellectual property rights:   -

2. Other justification for the award of the contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union

The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive:   no

3. Explanation

-

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