28, September 2015

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8376
Open Date: 24/09/2015
Closing Date: 31/12/2016

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 15.179.03
Prog. Ref.: NMS Estonia
Budget Ref.: E/0907-08 – NMS Estonia
Special Prov.: EE
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: 25/09/2015
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

The European Space Agency (ESA) hereby invites you to submit an outline proposal, at any given time, in the frame of the Permanently Open Announcement of Opportunity for Outline Proposals under the Estonia Industry Incentive Scheme. The present Permanently Open Announcement of Opportunity (AO) is addressed only to Estonian companies (including SME) or academic and research organizations. The present AO is part of the Estonia Industry Incentive Scheme aiming at supporting the participation of Estonia in ESA mandatory activities (especially the Scientific Programme) and in ESA optional programmes that Estonia subscribes to or intends to subscribe. The subject of the present AO is exclusively for: a) Flight hardware activities with preference for those related to satellite platformtechnologies and sensors or to generic technologies with potential for re-use (the start TRL shall be at least 3 and the target TRL 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) or to generic technologies with potential for re-use (the start TRL shall be at least 2 and the target TRL 4 or below); c) Preparatory activities (e.g. feasibility studies, technology assessments, user requirements or market surveys) and ESA mission related activities or services to support national competitiveness in ESA programmes (optional and mandatory) to which Estonia subscribes or intends to subscribe; d) Space applications, products and services making use of space infrastructure that is already existing or scheduled for operation in the near term, (the start TRL shallbe at least 4) related to ESA programmes that Estonia subscribes or intends to subscribe. Note: education and awareness activitiesshall not be considered in the present call.

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