8, January 2021

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10579
Open Date: 14/12/2020
Closing Date: 18/02/2021 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.179.09
Prog. Ref.: Impl agreem Croatia
Budget Ref.: E/0873-01 – Impl agreem Croatia
Special Prov.: HR
Tender Type: C
Price Range: KEURO
Products: Non Space Procurement/Services
Technology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Ind., Proc. & Legal Serv.
Department: Industrial Policy and Auditing Dept.
Contract Officer: Courtois, Sandy
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 05/01/2021
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

The European Space Agency (the Agency) and Ministry of Science and Education of Croatia hereby invite you to submit an outline proposal, in the frame of the First Call for Outline Proposals under the Cooperation Agreement with Croatia.1. The present ITT is addressed only to Croatian 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 Croatia. However, consortia including companies organizations within other ESA Member States may be accepted if duly justified under the following conditions: Tasksmay be assigned to non-Croatian entities residing in other ESA Member States. Such tasks are encouraged for potential customers, butshall in any case not constitute the core tasks of the proposed study or development and shall not exceed 20% of the total price.3. The subject of this ITT is exclusively for the following activity types:a. Flight segment related activities and/or close to market space related ground products (e.g. Ground stations, operations, specialist EGSE or MGSE) in the form of equipment or generic technologies (i.e. products) with potential for re-use. The start TRL shall be at least 5 and the target end TRL at least 6;b. Research and Development Activities leading to future deeper involvement in the space community. Activities shall either lead to productswith the potential for re-use, to capability demonstrations leading to the potential supply of a service or technology or to scientific studies exploiting data from ESA missions. The minimum start TRL shall be TRL 3.c. Space (downstream) Applications. Productsand 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 5 and the target end TRL shall be at least 6;d. Preparatory activities. Feasibility studies, proof of concepts, user requirements definitions, or market surveys and business case assessments to prepare for higher TRL developments in future calls;e. Education and Awareness activities aimed at promoting the benefits and uses of space and the opportunities available due to the cooperation with ESA. The target audience maybe industry, academia and/or government (including Agencies and NGOs).

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