23, November 2018

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9580
Open Date: 19/11/2018
Closing Date: 15/01/2019 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 18.132.06
Prog. Ref.: GSTP Element 1 Dev
Budget Ref.: E/0904-611 – GSTP Element 1 Dev
Special Prov.: DK+PT
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Other
Techology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: Systems Department
Division: Software Systems Division
Contract Officer: Ferreol, Audrey
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 19/11/2018
Update Reason: Tender issue

The ISVV process followed have been applied extensively in software projects. Yarious limitations have been identified of the current ISVV activities (e.g. the role of the independent validation which is focused on the pure software validation, not addressing thesystem/operational aspects; the verification and validation of configuration data, the usage of the ISVV level, etc).In addition, the current ISVV processes does not address the SW development practices (e.g. the re-use of software is constantly increasing, the use of auto generated software, the usage of model based techniques, the usage of iterative SW development processes, etc).This activity is to explore and suggest suitable VV methods for the ISVV process to Verify and Validate evolution in SW development practices.The activity will further ensure ISVV process compliance with the latest SW development standard.Some evolutions will require RD activities, for example: which ISVV activities to perform in case of use of AGILE/SCRUM life cycle, which ISSV in case of reuse of platform software through configuration of parameters investigation of what should be done wrt operations, OBCPThe implementation of these updates will results in an ISVV handbook that will meet the requirements for upcoming ESA missions, having ISVV processes aligned to current software development practices, and incorporating improvements to the present processes.

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