All proposers are invited to read carefully the instruction available at ESA dedicated web page and download the official tender documentation from esa-star publications (https://esastar-publication-ext.sso.esa.int/ESATenderActions/details/17481).
The Agency will admit for evaluation only Proposals from an economic operator residing in any of the Participating States in BASS that have confirmed also the support of this activity. Today, these States are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
For the purpose of this activity sub-contracting is not allowed.
It is permitted to outsource part of the activity but the costs, to be declared under ‘External services’ in the costing form of the proposal template, along with the company name and its geographical location, should be clearly specified and elaborated. Please note that external services procured outside the ESA Member State of the Tenderer are subject to approval by the relevant National Delegation.
ESA Tender Information
Responding to this Announcement of opportunity requires the submission of an APQ (Activity Pitch Questionnaire) downloadable from https://business.esa.int/funding/intended-tender/space-for-hydro-energy-sector.
The APQs will be by ESA with the support of Enel Global Trading S.p.A.. The Tenderers whose APQ is positively evaluated, will be invited by the Agency to prepare a Full Proposal. The consequential evaluation of the Full Proposals results in a recommendation for one or more winning bids.
The APQs will be admitted until September 20th, 2021 at 13:00 CET and the evaluation will start after this date
The APQs and the proposals will be evaluated by ESA and Enel Global Trading S.p.A. representatives.
ESA will bear up to 50% of the acceptable cost (up to a max. estimated price of 120,000 Euro).
To the extent that activities are performed by micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (i.e. enterprises fulfilling the criteria defined in the European Commission Recommendation of 6 May 2003 (2003/361/EC) or as updated), said activities are funded up to 80 % by the Agency (up to a max. of 96,000 Euro of an estimated cost of 120,000 Euro), depending on the funding level authorized by the related National Delegation(s).
Furthermore, the selected Tenderer(s) will also have the possibility to collaborate with Enel Global Trading S.p.A. with a dedicated contract and get additional support. Any conditions for potential support of Enel Global Trading S.p.A. shall be negotiated directly between Enel Global Trading S.p.A. and the Tenderer. Nevertheless, it is anticipated that Enel Global Trading S.p.A. support and participation in the present activity trough the Contract with the Tenderer will be subject to receiving, at least, a non-exclusive license on the intellectual property rights resulting from the contract and is conditioned to the positive outcome of Enel group internal procedures and controls.
The remainder has to be financed by the Tenderer through private sector direct and/or indirect co-funding and/or by the users based on terms and conditions to be agreed upon.