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FIRST CALL FOR OUTLINE PROPOSALS UNDER THE PROGRAMME FOR EUROPEAN COOPERATING STATES (PECS) IN BULGARIA

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8268
Open Date: 11/05/2015
Closing Date: 06/07/2015

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 15.179.02
Prog. Ref.: PECS Bulgaria
Budget Ref.: E/0908-10 - PECS Bulgaria
Special Prov.: BG
Tender Type: C
Price Range: No Range
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Ind, Proc. & Legal Aff.
Department: Industrial Policy Department
Division: IPL-PTS
Contract Officer: Dearey, Niamh
Last Update Date: 13/05/2015
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 in the 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 is below TRL 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 technologies and 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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