ESA Intended Invitation To Tender

18.179.10


Title: ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY : FOURTH CALL FOR OUTLINE PROPOSALS UNDER THE PLAN FOR EUROPEAN COOPERATING STATES (PECS) IN SLOVAKIA
AO Number: 1-9588
Program ref.: PECS Slovakia
Tender Type: C
Tender Status: ISSUED
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Budget Ref.: E/0908-09 - PECS Slovakia
Proc. Prop.: NO
Special Prov.: SK
Establishment: ESTEC
Contract Officer: Courtois, Sandy
Products: Non Space Procurement/Services
Techology Domains: Others
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A - Not apply
Publication Date: 17-SEP-18

The European Space Agency ("the Agency") and Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic hereby invite you to submit an outline proposal, in the frame of the Fourth Call for Outline Proposals under the Plan for European Cooperating States (PECS). 1. The present ITT is addressed only to Slovak companies (including SME) 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 Slovakia. Consortia including companies organizations within other ESA Member States may be accepted if duly justified. Tasks assigned to non-Slovak entities shall in any case not constitute the core activities of the proposed study or development and shall not exceed 20% of the total price. This limit does not apply to procurement of equipment required to carry out the work when duly justified. 3. The subject of this ITT is exclusively for the following activity types: a. Hardware activities (e.g. flight hardware) 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 shall be 4 or below); c. Space 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); 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 Slovakia may subscribe in the future or the initial steps of a product development for Space with potential for use on ESA missions.; e. Awareness and education activities: restricted to the development of university courses and curricula about space technology and its practical application.