ESA Intended Invitation To Tender

16.179.04


Title: SECOND CALL FOR OUTLINE PROPOSALS UNDER THE PROGRAMME FOR EUROPEAN COOPERATING STATES (PECS) IN BULGARIA
AO Number: 1-8785
Program ref.: PECS Bulgaria
Tender Type: C
Quarter: 163
Tender Status: ISSUED
Price Range: KEURO
Budget Ref.: E/0908-10 - PECS Bulgaria
Proc. Prop.: NO
Special Prov.: BG
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Ind, Proc. & Legal Aff.
Department: Industrial Policy Department
Division: Off. for Impl. of Policies with new M.S.
Contract Officer: Couppie, Jeanne
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
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A - Not apply
Publication Date: 08-AUG-16

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 ESA's 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 people's motivation to choose space related education and industry as a career.