26, January 2016

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8545
Open Date: 15/01/2016
Closing Date: 31/12/2017

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 15.179.09
Prog. Ref.: NMS – Romania
Budget Ref.: E/0907-07 – NMS – Romania
Special Prov.: RO
Tender Type: C
Price Range: KEURO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Ind, Proc. & Legal Aff.
Department: Industrial Policy Department
Contract Officer: Binedell, Carla
Last Update Date: 15/01/2016
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

The European Space Agency (ESA) hereby invites you to submit an outline proposal, at any given time, in the frame of the Permanently Open Announcement of Opportunity for Outline Proposals under the Romanian Industry Incentive Scheme. The present AO is addressed only to Romanian companies (including SME) or academic and research organizations. This AO is part of the Romanian Industry Incentive Scheme aiming at supporting the participation of Romania in ESA mandatory activities (especially the Scientific Programme) and in ESA optional programmes that Romania subscribes to. The subject of this AO is exclusively for: a) Flight Hardware activities with preference for those related to satellite platform technologies and sensors or to generic technologies with potential for re-use (the start TRL shall be at least 3 and the target TRL shall be at least 5); b) Research and Development activities (including technology demonstrations, industrial processes and their qualification/certification) leading to products (hardware or software) or to generic technologies with potential for re-use (the start TRL shall be at least 2 and the target TRL 4 or below); c) Preparatory activities (e.g. feasibility studies, technology assessments, user requirements or market surveys) and ESA mission related services to support national competitiveness in ESA programmes (optional and mandatory) to which Romania subscribes; d) Space applications, products and services making use of space infrastructure that is already existing or scheduled for operation in the near term, (the startTRL shall be at least 4). Note: education and awareness activities shall not be considered in the present call.

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