21, November 2014

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8153
Open Date: 18/11/2014
Closing Date: 22/12/2014

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 14.179.03
Prog. Ref.: NMS – Romania
Budget Ref.: E/0907-07 – NMS – Romania
Special Prov.: RO
Tender Type: C
Price Range: No Range
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Ind, Proc. & Legal Aff.
Department: Industrial Policy Department
Division: Office Supporting New Member States
Contract Officer: Binedell, Carla
Last Update Date: 18/11/2014
Update Reason: Tender issue

The European Space Agency (ESA) hereby invites you to submit an outline proposal in the frame of the Announcement of Opportunity for Outline Proposals under the Romanian Industry Incentive Scheme. The present Announcement of Opportunity (AO) is addressed only toRomanian companies (including SME) or academic and research organizations. The present AO is part of the Romanian Industry Incentive Scheme aiming at supporting the participation of Romania in ESA mandatory activities (especially the Scientific Programme) and in ESA optional programmes that Romania subscribes to. The subject of the present AO is exclusively for: a)Flight Hardware activitieswith preference for those related to satellite platform technologies and sensors or to generic technologies with potential for re-use(the start TRL shall be at least 3 and the target TRL1 shall be at least 5); b)Research and Development activities (including technology demonstrations, industrial processes and their qualification/certification) leading to products (hardware or software) orto generic technologies with potential for re-use (the start TRL1 shall be at least 2 and the target TRL 5 or below); c)Preparatory activities (e.g. feasibility studies, technology assessments, user requirements or market surveys) and ESA mission related services tosupport national competitiveness in ESA programmes (optional and mandatory) to which Romania subscribes; d)Space-based applications, products and services making use of space infrastructure that is already existing or scheduled for operation in the near term, (the start TRL1 shall be at least 4). Note:education and awareness activities shall not be considered in the present call.

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