14, December 2018

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9589
Open Date: 10/12/2018
Closing Date: 27/03/2019 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 18.179.11
Prog. Ref.: PECS Bulgaria
Budget Ref.: E/0908-10 – PECS Bulgaria
Special Prov.: BG
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Non Space Procurement/Services
Techology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Ind, Proc. & Legal Aff.
Department: Industrial Policy Department
Contract Officer: Courtois, Sandy
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 10/12/2018
Update Reason: Modified a Clarification(English version) 1

The European Space Agency (the Agency) and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Bulgaria hereby invite you to submit an outline proposal, in the frame of the Fourth Call for Outline Proposals under the Plan for European Cooperating States (PECS).1. The present Call for Outline Proposals is addressed only to Bulgarian 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 Bulgaria. Consortia including companies organizations within other ESA Member States may be accepted if duly justified. Tasks assigned to non-Bulgarian entities shall in any case not constitute the core activities of the proposed study or development and shall not exceed 20% of the total price. This limit does not apply to procurement of equipment required to carry out the work whenduly justified.3. The subject of this ITT is exclusively for the following activity types:a. Flight segment related activities close to market space related ground products related to ESA missions and activities, in the form of equipment or generic technologies(i.e. products) with potential for re-use on ESA missions. The start TRL shall be at least 3 and the target end TRL at least 5;b. Research and Development Activities (including Technology Demonstrations, Industrial Process Development, Process qualification/ certification) leading to products or generic technologies with the potential for re-use. The start TRL shall be at least 2 and the target TRL shall be below 5.c. Space (downstream) Applications. Products and services making use of ESA/ European space infrastructurethat is already existing or scheduled for operation in the near term. The start TRL shall be at least 4;d. Preparatory activities (paper studies, e.g. feasibility studies, user requirements or market surveys) to support national competitiveness related to ESA programmes (optional or mandatory); to which Bulgaria may in the future have an interest to subscribe; e. Awareness and education activities: I. to raise awareness about space technologies and their practical application (including demonstration activities in secondary education institutions and science centres); ii. to increase young peoples motivation to choose space related education and industry as a career.

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