Future opportunity

Patent Renewal Services

  • University of Strathclyde

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-001688

Published 27 January 2021, 7:56pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

University of Strathclyde

40 George Street, Procurement Department


G1 1QE




United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKM82 - Glasgow City

Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Patent Renewal Services

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 79120000 - Patent and copyright consultancy services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

The IP & Commercialisation team administers around 650 active patent cases, including instructing renewals to maintain those cases in the territories of USA, Europe, Canada, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and Brazil.

The IP & Commercialisation require a sole supplier to facilitate the renewal of the Universities active patent cases.

These patent cases require to be renewed in each territory on a regular basis and we require a provider that can do this competently; has an interface that is easy for the team to interact with; and is cost-effective.

The purpose of this notice is to seek expressions of interest and/or to engage in early market consultation.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £300,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 79120000 - Patent and copyright consultancy services
  • 79100000 - Legal services

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKM82 - Glasgow City

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The University requires an interface that can be easily interacted with to facilitate the patent renewal requests with the appointed supplier. The interface should have live pricing, exportable exports, search & filter functionality and a security profile with the University is able to assess. The portal will allow the University to login and instruct renewals i.e. renew, auto renew, delay, abandon, and other channels.

In addition to the interface, the University require the supplier to provide the renewal service for trade mark renewals and patent renewals.

The provider must be able to renew patents in international territory on a regular basis. The purpose of this notice is to seek expression of interest and/or engage in early market consultation.

The University is currently developing a Strategy for the provision of patent renewal services.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

17 February 2021

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

The University reserves the right to enter into further consultation with all or any company who expresses an interest in this notice.

The contracting Authority shall issue a contract notice in regards to this opportunity in line with the date published in section 11.3 of this notice.

Please register interest by 03/02/2021.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=642269.

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