ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10544
Open Date: 05/11/2020
Closing Date: 13/01/2021 13:00:00
Reference Nr.: 20.179.08
Prog. Ref.: AM Latvia RPA
Budget Ref.: E/0874-02 – AM Latvia RPA
Special Prov.: LV
Tender Type: C
Price Range: KEURO
Products: Non Space Procurement/Services
Technology Domains: Others
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: 05/11/2020
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)
The European Space Agency (the Agency) and the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia hereby invite you to submit an outline proposal, in the frame of the First Call for Outline Proposals under the Requesting Party Activity in Latvia.1. The present Call for Outline Proposals is addressed only to Latvian companies (including SMEs) 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.Tasks may be assigned to non-Latvian entities residing in other ESA Member States. Such tasks shall in any case not constitute the core activities of the proposed study or development and shall not exceed 20% of the total price.2. The Requesting Party ActivityProgramme for Associate Member States is implemented via the set-up of standard Activity Types described below: Type AResearch and preparatory Activity (e.g. feasibility studies/demonstrators, conceptual design work, competitive landscape survey, user requirements and breadboard based demonstrators) aimed at preparation for participation in ESA optional programmes or the initial steps of aproduct development for Space, with potential for use on future ESA missions or commercial missionsType BFlight segment relatedresearch and development activities in the form of equipment (including space science payload) to build competences and capabilities centred on products or generic technology development with potential for re-use on ESA or commercial missions. Ground equipment (EGSE, OGSE, ground stations or test equipment related) may also be considered if it is clearly demonstrated that it would leads to a recurring product/ service.Type CFlight Opportunities – Funding opportunity for mature enough (at least TRL 5) existing Latvian technologies or products, in collaboration with experienced European players, to be involved in non-ESA mission in order to become flight proven.Type D Space science activities. Supporting the involvement of Latvian researchers leading to potential of future involvement in ESA science mission core team and publication of peer reviewed scientific papers.Type E Satellite development (including cube satellites) Phase A/B1 studies for missions leading to the demonstration of Latvian technologies and products in space.Type FSpace (downstream) Applications. Products and services making use of ESA/European space infrastructure that is already existingor scheduled for operation in the near term. The goal is to ensure the introduction of a product to a first customer and to enter into customers supply chain;Type G Education activitiesG1. University courses leading to a qualification (BSc or MSc) in space related topics that correspond to the needs of Latvian space industry and to encourage career in space and answer to national space industryneeds.G2: PhD Theses that correspond to a clear need from the Latvian Space Industry and would lead to a new product or service being able to be developed.Type HSpace related courses. Industry can apply to get cost reimbursement of participation of their employees in space related training courses, like e.g. soldering, inspections, etc.
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