19, April 2019

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9785
Open Date: 17/04/2019
Closing Date: 18/06/2019 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 19.179.02
Budget Ref.: E/0908-12 – PECS CYPRUS
Special Prov.: CY
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: Houten, Marnix
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 17/04/2019
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

The European Space Agency (the Agency) and the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works of the Republic of Cyprus 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 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 or organizations residing in Cyprus, which operate in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Cyprus. However, consortia including companies organizations within other ESA Member States may be accepted if duly justified. Tasks assigned to non-Cypriot 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 when duly justified.3. 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 the near 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 orthe initial steps of a product development for Space with potential for use on ESA missions; d. Awareness and education activities:I. to develop university courses and curricula about space technology and its practical application; ii. to raise awareness aboutspace technologies and their practical application (including demonstration activities in secondary education institutions and science centres);iii. to increase young peoples motivation to choose space related education and industry as a career.

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