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ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO7465
Open Date: 03/04/2013
Closing Date: 04/06/2013



Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 13.155.04
Prog. Ref.: EOEP-4 Data User Ele
Budget Ref.: E/0096-E4 - EOEP-4 Data User Ele
Special Prov.: B+DK+F+D+I+NL+S+CH+GB+IRL+A+N+FIN+POR+LUX+CZ+RO+PL+CDN
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Establishment: ESRIN
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Department: Science, Appl & Future Technologies Dept
Division: Exploitation and Services Division
Contract Officer: Ms. Alex Madden
Last Update Date: 03/04/2013
Update Reason: Tender issue

The Sentinel-2 Agriculture project aims at providing to the international user community validated algorithms and best practices toproduce EO products for agriculture monitoring preparing for the exploitation of Sentinel-2 observations. Sentinel-2 Agriculture main activities will focus on user driven development of agricultural EO products, benchmarking and validating required algorithms anddemonstration of resulting Sentinel-2 EO products and services to users of the global agricultural community. The initial user's requirements have already been collected during a user consultation in April 2012 in Frascati (see http://due.esrin.esa.int/meetings/meetings281.php).

Demonstration activities up to national scale will be supported by the project to fully committed users. Special attention shall be given within the project to the unprecedented temporal revisit frequency, the additional spectral bands and the 290km swath at 10-20 meter resolution of the Sentinel-2 mission.

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ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO7460
Open Date: 28/03/2013
Closing Date: 14/06/2013



Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 13.1QM.01
Prog. Ref.: TRP Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 - TRP
Special Prov.: B+DK+F+D+I+NL+E+S+CH+GB+IRL+A+N+FIN+POR+GR+LUX+CZ+RO+PL
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 100-200 KEURO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Technical & Quality Manag
Department: Product Assurance and Safety Department
Division: Materials & Components Technology Divisi
Contract Officer: Christian Pages
Last Update Date: 15/04/2013
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

Materials used on launcher stages are at the best inert or possibly have adverse effects to the environment after return on ground.Environmental impact can be improved per design with the potential to: - Introduce positive effects to the environment in case the materials serve as biological nutrient - Improve costs as possible commercial solutions are developed primarily for the mass market Some materials applications on launchers are a promising target because the life-time is very limited, including storage under very controlled conditions, and short atmospheric exposure. The aim of this activity is to - Identify promising target applications (e.g.the external ESD paint) - Develop for each application on small scale an alternative biodegradable materials solution - Test thecompliance with adequate launcher requirements - Demonstrate ecological and economic benefit.

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ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO7471
Open Date: 26/03/2013
Closing Date: 07/05/2013



Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 12.196.01
Prog. Ref.: HFI-HT
Budget Ref.: HFI-HT
Special Prov.: B+DK+F+D+I+NL+E+S+CH+GB+IRL+A+N+FIN+POR+GR+LUX+CZ+RO+PL+CDN
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of HR,Facility Mngmt & Info Department: Human Resources
Department Division: ESTEC Human Resources Division
Contract Officer: Elia Leone
Last Update Date: 26/03/2013
Update Reason:

Tender issue The objective of the activity is to provide a professional and high quality School Bus Service to the children of ESA-ESTEC staff attending International schools in The Netherlands. The schools taken into consideration for this service are Independent International Schools and/or International Departments of Dutch Schools part of the - Stichting Internationaal Onderwijs. The number and location of them depends on number of children making use of the bus and may vary during the course of the contract. The Contractor shall set up a scheme of the bus routes to each international school and shall deliver the service with a modern and reliable fleet of vehicles, appropriate for the number of children. ESA-ESTEC is looking for a cost efficient model for this service. The bidders are challenged to identify a cost efficient model for the service, which shows a flexibility, for instance in bus routes, number of starting/pick-up points, etc.


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ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO7385
Open Date: 26/03/2013
Closing Date: 07/05/2013



Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 11.1MS.09
Prog. Ref.: Exploration Core Act
Budget Ref.: E/0172-01 - Exploration Core Act
Special Prov.: B+CH
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate Human Spaceflight & Operatio
Department: ISS Programme and Exploration Department
Division: Development and Future Projects Division
Contract Officer: Jeanne Couppie
Last Update Date: 26/03/2013
Update Reason: Tender issue

A completely closed life support system today cannot be considered without food production and waste recycling (i.e. food production systems have in average an efficiency of 60%, the rest being waste). Current nutrition requirements are aiming at a very accurate food quality (i.e. minerals content, carbohydrates content, amino-acids profile, fatty acids profile). Yet bed rests have demonstrated that existing knowledge and tools allowed limited prediction of meal nutritional composition and subsequently food quality. As a matter of fact, the discrepancy between prediction and actual food nutritional content was mainly due to the vegetal (i.e. plants) elements. In a general manner, the complete food production and preparation chain, which starts with the plant seed and ends with the ready-to-eat meal, impacts the food quality at several stages (i.e. plant growth conditions, harvest, storage, processing, cooking, etc.). However, this impact is today poorly understood or controlled. Moreover, modelling of food production systems are today limited to very specific and independent plant metabolisms (C and N uptake, light utilisation, etc.) but almost no knowledge exist at the overall plant level. Consequently a strong effort of plant and food characterisation is now necessary for a better understanding and control of the complete MELiSSA loop.

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ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO7477 
Open Date: 22/03/2013
Closing Date: 24/05/2013



Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 13.1EC.04
Prog. Ref.: TRP
Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 - TRP
Special Prov.: B+DK+F+D+I+NL+E+S+CH+GB+IRL+A+N+FIN+POR+GR+LUX+CZ+RO+PL
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 100-200 KEURO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Technical & Quality Manag Department: Electrical Engineering
Department Division: Control Systems Division
Contract Officer: Marnix Houten
Last Update Date: 03/04/2013
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

The activity will establish an advanced Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) concept for active debris removal for the baselined capturing technologies. The activity will include the preparation of a simulation environment (model in the loop) for verification of feasibility from a GNC perspective. This activity will assess scenarios for active debris removal stemming from the baselined capturing technologies and derive a preliminary, advanced guidance and control concept for the phasing, approach, fly around, capture and deorbitation phase (TRL 3). This will include trade-offs concerning the required sensors as well as actuator and the architecturaldesign. Following the assessment of attitude and positioning requirements, the activity will continue with algorithms analysis and evaluation for image recognition, pose identification, path planning and GNC at large. The activity will include the preparation of a simulation environment (model in the loop) for verification of feasibility from a GNC perspective. Particular emphasis will be placed on the verification of the approach towards a target in low earth orbit, precise position and attitude matching, depending on the baselined ADR scenarios, the GNC functions for safe capturing, and the control of the coupled system during de-orbitation.

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ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO7451
Open Date: 25/03/2013
Closing Date: 20/05/2013



Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 12.1T1.39
Prog. Ref.: ARTES 5.1
Budget Ref.: E/0505-01A - ARTES 5.1
Special Prov.: B+DK+F+D+I+NL+E+S+CH+GB+IRL+A+N+FIN+POR+GR+LUX+CZ+CDN+RO
Proc. Prop: DIPC
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Keywords: END-USER PRODUCTS / ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate Telecom & Integrated Applica
Department: Telecom Technologies,Product&Systems Dep
Division: Technologies and Product Division
Contract Officer: Ulrich Sterzl
Last Update Date: 25/03/2013
Update Reason: Tender issue

The proposed activity aims to design and test a prototype of an LNA (Low Noise Amplifier) working from 37.4 GHz to 42.5 GHz for gateway application, based on European monolithic microwave integrated circuit technology. Targeted Improvements: performance willbe improved by the use of an enhanced semiconductor technology e.g. GaAs or InP HEMT (High-Electron-Mobility Transistor), and also by reducing the losses to the waveguide by direct transition from chip to waveguide. This will reduce the expected noise figurebelow 2.0 dB, resulting in improved availability of the link or a reduction of traveling wave tube power on board. For the fulldescriptionof this activity, please consult the telecom website: http://telecom.esa.int/telecom - 'current and future tenders'. Procurement Policy: C(2) = A relevant participation (in terms of quality and quantity) of non-primes (incl. SMEs) is required. For additional information please go to EMITS news "Industrial Policy measures for non-primes, SMEs and R&D entities in ESA programmes".

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ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO7445 
Open Date: 15/03/2013
Closing Date: 13/05/2013



Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 13.112.01
Prog. Ref.: TRP
Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 - TRP
Special Prov.: B+DK+F+D+I+NL+E+S+CH+GB+IRL+A+N+FIN+PL+POR+GR+LUX+CZ+RO
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Establishment: ESOC
Directorate: Directorate Human Spaceflight & Operatio
Department: Ground Systems Engineering
Department Division: Data System Infrastructure Division
Contract Officer: Sabine Roettger
Last Update Date: 17/04/2013
Update Reason: Modified a Clarification(English version) 3

The M&C interfaces specified as part of the harmonisation project have been designed taking into account the pre-launch scenarios involving the operations of ground support equipment. Its applicability to the mission operations of ground station equipment will be explored as part of this activity, with the objective to consolidate the outputs of the Harmonisation project and to promote the adoption of common solutions across mission phases. It is the intention to focus the study on the definition of the M&C interfaces for ground station equipment, including the generic elements as defined in the EGS-CC initiative. Procurement Policy: C(1) = Activity restricted to non-prime contractors (incl. SMEs). For additional information please go to EMITS news "Industrial Policy measures for non-primes, SMEs and R&D entities in ESA programmes".


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ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO74381
Open Date: 21/03/2013
Closing Date: 30/05/2013



Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 09.129.32
Prog. Ref.: Strategic Initiative;GSTP Period 5 Elem 1
Budget Ref.: E/0800-07 - Strategic Initiative;E/0904-051 - GSTP Period 5 Elem 1
Special Prov.: CH+GB
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Technical & Quality Manag
Department: Mechanical Engineering Department
Division: Mechatronics and Optics Division
Contract Officer: Christian Pages
Last Update Date: 19/04/2013
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

Gas chromatographs in conjunction with a spectral mass analyser for the identification of organic and inorganic compounds have beenflown or are flying already on several space missions, e.g. Huygens and Rosetta, and are in the process of being built and qualified, as for the Mars Science Lab (NASA) and for ExoMars (ExoMars). These instruments are already miniaturised and optimised in terms of mass and power consumption to a high extent. MEMS based technology however offers a potential to further reduce resource consumption and cost. This would enable for instance environmental monitoring using a swarm type of mission. As for applications in human spaceflight, the potential of MEMS based devices is the increased mobility. Procurement Policy: C(1) = Activity restrictedto non-prime contractors (incl. SMEs). For additional information please go to EMITS news (dated 05/02/2001) "Industrial Policy measures for non-primes, SMEs and R&D entities in ESA programmes".

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ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO7469
Open Date: 14/03/2013
Closing Date: 25/04/2013



Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 12.132.12
Prog. Ref.: GSTP Period 5 Elem 1
Budget Ref.: E/0904-051 - GSTP Period 5 Elem 1
Special Prov.: LUX Tender
Type: C Price
Range: 200-500 KEURO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Technical & Quality Manag
Department: System, Software & Technology Department
Division: Software Systems Division
Contract Officer: Marnix Houten
Last Update Date: 08/04/2013
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

Develop a database and initial population of space system simulation models. Description: Based on the portability standard and a reference architecture the structure of a library shall be defined and implemented to host reference simulation models for the use and exchange between all stakeholders in the space domain. The structure of the database shall be based on the reference architecture developed under other ESA activites. A concept needs to be defined and implemented which allows the central management and maintenance of the library, ensuring proper access control and compliance with the corresponding standards (such as the simulation model portability standard). An initial population of this library shall be developed, and support for "open" models as well as models with IPR issues has to be demonstrated.

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ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO7470
Open Date: 14/03/2013
Closing Date: 23/05/2013



Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 12.164.11
Prog. Ref.: CHEOPS Development;General Studies
Budget Ref.: E/0433-01 - CHEOPS Development;E/0600-00 - General Studies
Special Prov.: B+DK+F+D+I+NL+E+S+CH+GB+IRL+A+N+FIN+POR+GR+LUX+CZ+RO+PL
Proc. Prop: DIPC
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Science & Robotic Explor.
Department: Future Missions Preparation
Office Contract Officer: Helena Byberg
Last Update Date: 24/04/2013
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

The procurement covered by this proposal encompasses all the elements of the CHEOPS Spacecraft that are under ESA responsibility (except for the CCD detector) namely: -The CHEOPS platform procurement -The spacecraft integration and system tests, including the science payload integration and taking into account the Swiss contribution to the spacecraft AIT -The support for launch operations and commissioning in orbit.

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