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CSIRO through this RFT seeks to establish a Panel of Providers (Panel) with the appropriate skills and experience to deliver a broad scope of Intellectual Property (IP) Services.
As part of its commitment to IP Management, CSIRO requires two (2) Primary Services to be delivered which includes:
(a)Patent and Trade Mark Attorney Services (IP Services)
(b)Present and Future IP Renewal and Annuity Fee Services (IP Renewals)
Tenderers may bid for IP Services, IP Renewals or both.
1.1.1.CSIRO requires that all members employed by the Successful Tenderer/s who will be responsible for providing CSIRO the IP Services, must be a registered patent and/or trade mark attorney governed by the Code of Conduct for Trans-Tasman Patent and Trademark Attorneys 2018. Tenderers must provide registration details of proposed personnel.
1.1.2.If Tendering for the IP Service and where the Tenderer is an incorporated attorney and/or part of an ownership group, as defined and governed by the Conduct of Conduct for Trans-Tasman Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys 2018, the Tenderer must be registered with ASIC and/or the Companies Office of New Zealand. Tenderers must provide a copy of their approval of registration as an incorporated attorney with the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board.
Tenderers must confirm that they meet the Conditions for Participation as outlined in Clause 5.1 of the RFT Head Document by providing supporting documentary evidence where applicable.
Conditions for Participation
1.1.1Tenderers must provide either:
a.a Valid and Satisfactory Statement of Tax Record, or
b.A receipt demonstrating that a Statement of Tax Record has been requested from the Australian Taxation Office (noting in accordance with clause 5.1.1.c.ii of the RFT, a Valid and Satisfactory Statement of Tax Record is required to be submitted to CSIRO no later than 4 business days from the RFT Closing Time and Date.)
5.1.1 Subject to clause 5.7, Unintentional Errors of Form, CSIRO will exclude a Tenderer from further consideration and evaluation if CSIRO considers in its absolute discretion that the conditions for participation set out in this clause have not been met by the Tenderer. Notwithstanding anything else contained in this Tender, only requirements listed in this clause will be deemed conditions for participation.
a.the Tenderer exists as a legal entity at the Tender Closing Time and Date
b.at the time of lodgement of their Tender, Tenderers must not have been:
i.precluded from tendering for Australian Government funded work or
ii.subject to a judicial decision against them relating to employee entitlements (not including decisions under appeal, and have not paid the claim
c.the Tenderer either:
i.holds a Valid and Satisfactory Statement of Tax Record by the Tender Closing Time and Date; or
ii.has a receipt demonstrating that a Statement of Tax Record has been requested from the Australian Taxation Office by the Tender Closing Time and Date, and holds a Valid and Satisfactory Statement of Tax Record no later than 4 business days from the Tender Closing Time and Date.
This also applies to new businesses or foreign Tenderers that do not have an Australian tax record of at least four years. Further information can be found at clause 2.1.1 under Black Economy Procurement Connected Policy.
d.In respect of Tenders valued over $4 million (GST inclusive), the Tenderer holds a Valid and Satisfactory Statement of Tax Record for any first tier subcontractor that it proposes, as part of its response, to engage to deliver goods or services with an estimated value of over $4 million (GST inclusive).
e.the Tenderer is currently accredited or in the process of being accredited, under the Australian Government Building and Construction WHS Accreditation Scheme and
f.the Tenderer must comply with all Mandatory Requirements identified in the Attachment A - SOR (Statement of Requirements).
5.1.2 Where applicable, Tenderers should apply for a Statement of Tax Record and should ensure that their subcontractors apply for a Statement of Tax Record within sufficient time to meet these conditions for participation. For further information on the application process can be found at clause 2.1.1 under Statement of Tax Record.