8, August 2014

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO5891
Open Date: 05/09/2008
Closing Date: 31/12/2014

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 08.153.70
Prog. Ref.: A34 Telecom Products
Budget Ref.: E/0534-01A A34 Telecom Products
Proc. Prop: NO
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate Telecom & Integrated Applica
Department: Telecom Technologies,Product&Systems Dep
Division: Technologies and Product Division
Contract Officer: Ulrich Sterzl
Last Update Date: 09/04/2013
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

ARTES 3-4 is the ESA-Industry Programme for satellite telecommunication product developments. ARTES 3-4 operates with a ‘Call for Proposals’ which is always open. The industry responds with proposals as they find it opportune. The activities proposed in response to this ‘Call for Proposals’ must be relevant for the satellite telecommunications sector: space segment, ground segment and applications involving telecommunication satellites. The content of an ARTES 3-4 contract consists of activities which have been identified by industry, ESA or national authorities as having clear applications potential. Essential characteristics of this programme are the proactive role of the Bidder in defining and proposing projects oriented to sustainable products (equipment, software, systems, applications, services) in the wide area of satellite telecommunications and the sharing of funding by ESA and industry/businesses for the development of the products. Although not a competitive tender action, the ARTES 3-4 Call for Proposals is published among these in order to achieve a higher degree of visibility. The closing date above has been established solely for technical reasons connected with EMITS and ought to be ignored. NOTE: THE PRESENT CALL FOR PROPOSALS REPLACES THE PREVIOUS ARTES 4 CALL FOR PROPOSALS (PUBLISHED UNDER REF.NO. AO4780).

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