6, July 2020

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10264
Open Date: 02/07/2020
Closing Date: 31/08/2020 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.179.01
Budget Ref.: E/0908-12 – PECS CYPRUS
Special Prov.: CY
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Non Space Procurement/Services
Technology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Ind., Proc. & Legal Serv.
Department: Industrial Policy and Auditing Dept.
Contract Officer: Courtois, Sandy
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 02/07/2020
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

The European Space Agency (the Agency) and the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy of the Republic of Cyprus 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). The present ITT is addressed only to legal entities (including SME) or academic and research organizations in Cyprus. Potential Tenderers are therefore requested to note that the Agency can only consider Proposals from companies ororganizations residing in Cyprus, which operate in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Cyprus. However, consortia includingcompanies organizations within other ESA Member States may be accepted only if fully and clearly justified. Tasks assigned to anynon-Cypriot entities shall in any case not constitute the core activities of the proposed study or development and shall in any case not exceed 20% of the total price. All work performed by non-Cypriot entities shall be highlighted and fully described in the proposal, this also applies to external services, including manufacturing and testing. “Core Activities” and the above limitations shallbe understood to include any design work generating IPR and any elements of the work needed to support a recurring product or service should the development be successful. The subject of this ITT is exclusively for the following activity types:a. Research and Development activities (including technology demonstrations, industrial processes and their qualification/certification) leading to products (hardware or software) or to generic technologies with potential for re-use (the start TRL1 shall be at least 2);b. Space applications, products and services making use of ESA/European space infrastructure that is already existing or scheduled for operation in thenear term (the start TRL shall be at least 4);c. Preparatory activities: Paper studies and simple breadboard activities (e.g. feasibility studies, market surveys, user requirements and breadboard demonstrators) aimed at supporting national competitiveness related to ESA programs to which Cyprus may subscribe in the future or the initial steps of a product development for Space with potentialfor use on ESA missions; d. Education activities: To develop university courses and curricula about space technology and its practical application.

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