Open Competition

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The standard procedure for placing contracts with ESA is the Open Competition. In this case, ESA is inviting companies and organisations to submit a Full Proposal in response to a particular subject as defined by the Agency in coordination with the needs and requirements of the user community collaborating with ESA.

Open competitive ITTs cover one of the following activities:

  • Feasibility Studies (100% funded by ESA) provide the preparatory framework to identify, analyse and define new potentially sustainable applications and services. They have to be compliant with the following requirements: they are user driven, they benefit from the utilisation of one or more space assets and the tenderer intends to pursue a Demonstration Project after successful completion of the Feasibility Study.
  • Demonstration Projects (50% co-funded by ESA) are dedicated to the implementation of pre-operational demonstration services, which have to comply with the following requirements: they are user driven (including user involvement and contribution), they benefit from the utilisation of one or more space assets with clear potential to become commercially viable in the post project phase.

Please note: The documents on EMITS take precedence in case of any discrepancies. The consultation of the official documentation on EMITS related to the Calls for Proposals and ITTs is only possible for duly registered users.