ESA Intended Invitation To Tender


AO Number: 1-9593
Program ref.: FOC DC (Ind Cost)
Tender Type: C
Quarter: 184
Tender Status: ISSUED
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Budget Ref.: E/0310-50 - FOC DC (Ind Cost)
Proc. Prop.: NO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Navigation
Department: Galileo Programme Department
Division: Galileo Space Segment Procurement Office
Contract Officer: Barlow, Daniela
Products: Satellites & Probes / Electronics / EEE Components / Other
Techology Domains: RF Systems, Payloads and Technologies / RF Payloads / Navigation Payloads
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A - Not apply
Publication Date: 05-NOV-18

"This activity concerns the development of a Galileo Payload Test Bed in order to provide an early Proof-of-Concept of a Payload architecture that may be used to fulfil the Galileo Transition Satellites Requirements. The activity covers the domains of Advanced Navigation Signal-in-Space Generation together with the aspects of Advanced RF High Power Amplification and Antenna concepts, in order to support the Industrial evolution development activities for the next generation of Navigation Satellites in Europe. The main objective of this activity aims at investigating in the early phase the critical Payload Architecture related aspects. This shall include an assessment on risk of its constituting elements, in terms of Flight maturity and Technology Readiness Level. The Proof-of-Concept shall be based on a Payload Test Bed hardware, complemented with a mandatory extensive set of Tests, including testing at radiated level, Verification and Validation activities. The activity will be subject to Open Competition for all economic operators in accordance to EU procurement rules provided that the economic operator complies to the security aspects, PRS authorisation and participating conditions as per ITT documentation to be published."