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FIRST CALL FOR OUTLINE PROPOSALS UNDER THE REQUESTING PARTY ACTIVITY (RPA) IN LITHUANIA

on 23 November 2021

ESA Open Invitation to Tender: 1-11054
Open Date: 22/11/2021 10:20 CEST
Closing Date: 14/01/2022 13:00 CEST

The European Space Agency (the "Agency" or "ESA") and the MINISTRY of Lithuania hereby invite you to submit an outline proposal, in the frame of the 1st Call for Outline Proposals under the Requesting Party Activity in LithuaniaThe present Call for Outline Proposals is addressed only to Lithuanian companies (including SMEs) or academic and research organizations. Potential Tenderers are therefore requested to note that the Agency can only consider Proposals from companies or organizations residing in Lithuania. Tasks may be assigned to non-Lithuanian entities residing in other ESA Member States. Such tasks shall in any case not constitute the core activities of the proposed study or development and shall not exceed 20% of the total price.The Requesting Party Activity scheme for Associate Member States is implemented via the set-up of standard Activity Types described below: Type AResearch and preparatory Activity (e.g. feasibility studies/demonstrators, conceptual design work, competitive landscape survey, user requirements and breadboard based demonstrators) aimed at preparation for participation in ESA optional programmes or the initial steps of a product development for Space, with potential for use on future ESA missions or commercial missionsType BFlight and Ground segment related research and development activities in the form of equipment (including ground communication or space science payload) to build competences and capabilities centred on products or generic technology development with potential for re-use on ESA or commercial missions. Ground equipment and mission operation systems (EGSE, MCS, OGSE, ground stations or test equipment related) may also be considered if it is clearly demonstrated that it would lead to a recurring product/ service.Type CFlight Opportunities - Funding opportunity for mature enough (at least TRL 5) existing Lithuanian technologies or products, in collaboration with experienced European players, to be involved in non-ESA mission in order to become flight proven.Type D Space science activities. Supporting the involvement of Lithuanian researchers leading to potential of future involvement in ESA science mission core team and publication of peer reviewed scientific papers.Type E Satellite development (including cube satellites) Phase A/B1 studies and their later implementation for missions leading to the demonstration of Lithuanian technologies and products in space.Type FSpace (downstream) Applications. Products and services making use of ESA/European space infrastructure that is already existing or scheduled for operation in the near term. The goal is to ensure the introduction of a product to a first customer and to enter into customers supply chain;Type GEducation activitiesG1. University courses leading to a qualification (BSc or MSc) in space related topics that correspond to the needs of Lithuanian space industry and to encourage career in space and answer to national space industry needs.G2: PhD Theses that correspond to a clear need from the Lithuanian Space Industry and would lead to a new product or service being able to be developed.Type HSpace related courses. Industry can apply to get cost reimbursement of participation of their employees in space related training courses, like e.g. soldering, inspections, etc.

Estabilishment: ESTEC
ECOS Required: No
Classified: No
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Authorised Contact Person: Sandy Chana Courtois
Initiating Service: CIP-IPS
IP Measure: N/A
Prog. Reference: E/0874-04 - AM Lithuania RPA
Tender Type: Open Competition
Open To Tenderers From: LT
Technology Keywords: 26-OTHERS
Products Keywords: 5-Non Space Procurement/Services

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