12, October 2018

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9562
Open Date: 10/10/2018
Closing Date: 03/12/2018 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 18.179.08
Prog. Ref.: PECS Latvia
Budget Ref.: E/0908-07 – PECS Latvia
Special Prov.: LV
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 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: 10/10/2018
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

The European Space Agency (the Agency) and Latvian Ministry of Science and Education 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).1. The present ITTis addressed only to Latvian 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 Latvia. Consortia including Consortia including companies organizations within other ESA Member States may be accepted if duly justified. Tasks assigned to non-Latvian (and non-Lithuanian) 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, nor to the case when the subcontractor is Lithuanian where the limit shall be 49% of the total price.3. The subject of this ITT is exclusively for the following activity types:a. Hardware activities (e.g. flight hardware, close to market space related 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 toproducts or generic technologies with the potential for re-use. The start TRL shall be TRL 3 or 4 and the maximum increase in TRLshall be 2 steps.c. 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 and the target end TRL shall be at least 6;d. Preparatory Activities. Paper studies and simple breadboard activities (e.g. feasibility studies, market surveys, user requirements andbreadboard demonstrators) aimed at supporting national competitiveness related to ESA programs to which Latvia may subscribe in thefuture or the initial steps of a product development for Space with potential for use on ESA missions; e. Awareness and education activities: restricted to the development of university courses and curricula about space technology and its practical application.

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