27, October 2016

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8785
Open Date: 11/10/2016
Closing Date: 12/12/2016 13:00:00


Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 16.179.04
Prog. Ref.: PECS Bulgaria
Budget Ref.: E/0908-10 – PECS Bulgaria
Special Prov.: BG
Tender Type: C
Price Range: KEURO
Products: Launchers / Avionics / Data systems and I/F / Communication buses, harness, connectors, …
Techology Domains: Onboard Data Systems / Payload Data Processing / System Technologies for Payload Data Processing
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Ind, Proc. & Legal Aff.
Department: Industrial Policy Department
Contract Officer: Courtois, Sandy
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 11/10/2016
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Bulgaria invite you to submit an Outline Proposal inthe frame of PECS.2. The subject of the present 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 is below 5);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); to which Bulgaria may in the future have an interest to subscribe; e) Awareness and education activities: I. to raise awareness about space technologiesand their practical application (including demonstration activities in secondary education institutions and science centres); ii. to increase young peoples motivation to choose space related education and industry as a career.

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