30, June 2021

ESA Open Invitation to Tender: 1-10833
Open Date: 24/06/2021 10:36 CEST
Closing Date: 04/08/2021 13:00 CEST

The European Space Agency (the “Agency” or “ESA”) and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Bulgaria hereby invite you to submit an outline proposal, in the frame of the Seventh Call for Outline Proposals under the Plan for European Cooperating States (PECS).Your attention is drawn to the following:The present Call for Outline Proposals is addressed only to Bulgarian 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 Bulgaria. Tasks may be assigned to non-Bulgarian 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. The subject of this ITT is exclusively for the following activity types:a.Flight segment related activities and/or close to market space related ground products related to ESA missions and activities, in the form of equipment or generic technologies (i.e. products) with potential for re-use on ESA missions. The start TRL shall be at least 4 and the target end TRL at least 6.b.Research and Development Activities (including Technology Demonstrations, Industrial Process Development, Process qualification/ certification) leading to products or generic technologies with the potential for re-use. The start TRL shall be at least 3 and the target end TRL shall be not higher than 5. c.Space (downstream) Applications. Products and services making use of ESA/ European space infrastructure that is already existing or scheduled for operation in the near term. The start TRL shall be at least 4 and the target end TRL shall be at least 6, with a clear path to the market (from RD to commercialisation). d.Preparatory activities. Paper studies and simple breadboard activities (e.g. feasibility studies, market surveys, user requirements and breadboard demonstrators) aimed at supporting national competitiveness related to ESA programs to which Bulgaria may subscribe in the future or the initial steps of a product development for Space with potential for use on ESA missions. e.Education activities restricted to the development of university courses and curricula about space technology and its practical application, contributing to a qualification (BSc, MSc) and relevant also to potential space employers in Bulgaria.

Estabilishment: ESTEC
ECOS Required: No
Classified: No
Price Range: KEURO
Contracts Officer: Sandy Chana Courtois
Initiating Service: IPL-IPS
IP Measure: N/A
Prog. Reference: E/0908-10 – PECS Bulgaria
Tender Type: Open Competition
Open To Tenderers From: BG
Technology Keywords: 26-OTHERS

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