17, July 2016

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8673
Open Date: 15/07/2016
Closing Date: 03/10/2016 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 16.179.02
Prog. Ref.: PECS Slovakia
Budget Ref.: E/0908-09 – PECS Slovakia
Special Prov.: SK
Tender Type: C
Price Range: KEURO
Products: Launchers / Avionics / Power Storage, Conditioning and Distribution – BB / Current and voltage sensors and limiters Launchers / Avionics / Power Storage, Conditioning and Distribution – BB / Other Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / Instruments BB Satellites & Probes / Thermal Control / Thermal control – C&P / Insulators and refractive materials (MLI, …) Ground Segment / Ground Station / F&T equipment / H-Masers
Technology Domains: Flight Dynamics and GNSS / Flight Dynamics (FD) / Mission Analysis and Trajectory Design Thermal / Cryogenics and Refrigeration / Refrigeration and Heat Pumps Thermal / Cryogenics and Refrigeration / Sub-Kelvin Coolers Materials and Processes / Cleanliness and Sterilisation / Contamination Modelling and Lifetime Prediction of Material Behaviour
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Ind, Proc. & Legal Aff.
Department: Industrial Policy Department
Contract Officer: Dearey, Niamh
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 15/07/2016
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification (English version)

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic invite you to submit an Outline Proposal in the frame of PECS. The subject of this Call is exclusively for: a)Flight Hardware activities related to ESAs missions, in the form of payloads or its sub-systems, or 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 shall be 4 or below);c)Space applications, products and services making use of space infrastructure that is already existing or scheduled for operation in the near term (the start TRL shall be at least 4).d)Preparatory activities (paper studies, e.g. feasibility studies, user requirements or market surveys) to support national competitiveness related to ESA programmes (optional or mandatory); e)Awareness and education activities: raise awareness about space technologies and their practical application (including demonstration activities in secondary education institutions and science centres); increase young people motivation to choose space related education and industry as a career.

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