22, October 2020

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10511
Open Date: 19/10/2020
Closing Date: 27/11/2020 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.179.07
Prog. Ref.: PECS Lithuania
Budget Ref.: E/0908-08 – PECS Lithuania
Special Prov.: LT
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 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: 19/10/2020
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

The European Space Agency (the Agency) and Lithuanian Ministry of Economy hereby invite you to submit an outline proposal, in theframe of the Sixth Call for Outline Proposals under the Plan for European Cooperating States (PECS). The present ITT is addressed only to Lithuanian companies (including SME) 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. However, consortia including companies organizations within other ESA Member States may be accepted if duly justified under the following conditions:a. Tasks may be assigned to non-Lithuanian entities residing in other ESA Member States. Such tasks are encouraged for potential customers, but shall in any case not constitute the core tasks of the proposed activity and shall not exceed 20% of the total price.The subject of this ITT is exclusively for the following activity types:a. Flight segment related activities and close to market space 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 4 and the target end TRL at least 6;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 3 and the target end TRL shall be no higher than 5;c. Space (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 start TRL shall be at least 4 and the target end TRL shall be at least 6, with aclear path to the market (from RD to commercialisation);d. 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 Lithuania may subscribe in the future or the initial steps of a product development for Space with potential for use on ESA missions;e. Education activities restricted to the development of university courses and curricula about space technology and its practical application, contributing to a qualification (Bsc, Msc) and relevant also to potentialspace employers in Lithuania.

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