16, February 2018

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9203
Open Date: 12/02/2018
Closing Date: 13/04/2018 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.179.05
Prog. Ref.: PECS Bulgaria
Budget Ref.: E/0908-10 – PECS Bulgaria
Special Prov.: BG
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 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: 12/02/2018
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

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 Third 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 andshall not exceed 20% of the total price. This limit does not apply to procurement of equipment required to carry out the work when duly justified.3.The subject of this ITT is exclusively for the following activity types:a)Flight Hardware activities related to ESAs missions, in the form of payloads or its sub-systems, or 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 TRL shall be at least 5);b)Research and Developmentactivities (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 shall be below 5);c)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 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: raise awareness about spacetechnologies and their practical application (including demonstration activities in secondary education institutions and science centres); increase young peoples motivation to choose space related education and industry as a career.

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