direct negotiation

ARTES 20 IAP

ESA is inviting companies, organisations and private or public institutions to submit at any given time a proposal against the ARTES 20 IAP “Call For Proposals”.

This ITT has been published on EMITS under reference AO/1-6124/09/NL/US.

In contrary to the open competitive tenders, this ITT has no fixed budget and no closing date, which is the reason for likewise calling it ‘Open’ Call for Proposals.

Proposals from industrial consortium partners can be funded by ESA up to a maximum of 50% of the cost of the project. Research institutes and universities justifying no further commercial interest in the product can be funded up to 100%.

The ARTES 20 IAP “Call for Proposals” covers three different activities:

ARTES 3-4 SATCOM-APPS

The ARTES 3-4 SATCOM-APPS programme offers two types of opportunities for economic entities wishing to do business with ESA:

ESA is inviting companies, organisations and private or public institutions to submit at any given time a proposal against one of the following ARTES 3-4 SATCOM-APPS “Calls For Proposals”. Both calls provide a funding mechanism that can cover up to 50% of the cost of the proposed project.

 CALL FOR PROPOSALS ON ARTES 3-4: TELECOM – PRODUCTS PROGRAMME

This ITT has been published on EMITS under reference AO/1-5891/08/NL/US and covers two different activities:

CALL FOR PROPOSALS ON ARTES 3-4: TELECOM – NEWCOMER’S INITIATIVE

This ITT has been published on EMITS under reference AO/1-5658/08/NL/US.

The objective of the Telecom – Newcomer’s Initiative is to attract and assist Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with special attention turned to companies who have never had a contract with ESA Telecommunications to develop business opportunities in the field of satellite communications.

This Call for Proposals is restricted to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) fulfilling the criteria recommended by the European Commission: 2003/361/EC, of 6 May 2003 (OJ L 124, 20.5.2003, p.36). The definition is also available on the ESA ARTES website.

The development activities proposed in response to this Call for Proposals must be relevant for the satellite telecommunications sector and shall include the Satcom component as an essential element of the proposition: space-borne equipment, ground segment, application/services involving telecommunication satellites. The three areas where proposals are expected are:

The proposed activities shall deal with product development, integration and demonstration activities based on existing technologies tailored to pre-operational products, systems and applications/services in a pre-competitive environment. ESA funding will be provided on a co-funding basis up to 50% with a maximum of 200 kEuro. The total cost of the activity is allowed to exceed 400 kEuro.