31, May 2019

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9885
Open Date: 14/05/2019
Closing Date: 04/06/2019 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 19.139.07
Prog. Ref.: Biology & EXP Insert
Budget Ref.: E/0144-01S – Biology & EXP Insert
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / Other Instruments / Gradiometers, Plasma detectors, ¿
Technology Domains: Life & Physical Sciences / Instrumentation in Support of Life Sciences / Cultivation, Processing and Bioprocessing
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Dir of Human & Robotic Exploration Prog.
Department: Development Projects Group
Division: Paylods Engineering Team
Contract Officer: Tenho, Annika
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 14/05/2019
Update Reason: Tender issue

This procurement follows the BIOMISSION 2015 and 2017 procurement and allows a continuous flow of biological experiments for the KUBIK facility on board Columbus for the ISS.Similar to the previous BIOMISSION procurements, this procurement will establish a single contract for the development and support of three experiment. This approach has been proven to be effective in terms of project cost and schedule. This procurement will take into consideration the new streamlined approaches and processes for ESR consultation,PA and Safety, fracture control, documentation, review process.The proposed BioMission 2019 contract includes : ·Experiment H/Wfor flight and on ground for three different biological experiments ·Required paraphernalia such as ground support equipment, tools, dedicated tools, for all foreseen experiments·Industrial mission preparation and mission support up to completion of the experiment.In the frame of this procurement, prior to issuing the ITT, the Agency intends to issue an ESR Consultation on the list of openITTs. The purpose of this consultation is to collect comments and questions from industry concerning the ESR (Experiment ScientificRequirements) Documents applicable to this activity. These comments and questions can be answered during the period that the ESR Consultation is open and/or at a Briefing meeting to be organised at the end of the consultation period. After the closure of the consultation, the Agency may decide to update the ESR(s) or revise the ESR combination for the ITT. In any case, the final requirements applicable will be those published at the time of issuing the ITT.

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