Services - 336899-2022

24/06/2022    S120

Belgium-Brussels: EGNSS Additional Dissemination Means

2022/S 120-336899

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space (DEFIS), DEFIS.C.2 - Satellite Navigation
Postal address: Avenue d'Auderghem 45
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

EGNSS Additional Dissemination Means

Reference number: DEFIS/2022/OP/0005
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73100000 Research and experimental development services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The European Commission (EC) is currently specifying the long-term evolution of the European GNSS (EGNSS) programme, including new services for Galileo and EGNOS:

• the Galileo High Accuracy Service (HAS) will provide free of charge real-time improved user positioning performances with accuracy less than two decimetres (in nominal conditions) through the Galileo signal (E6-B) and by terrestrial means (Internet);

• the next generation of EGNOS will augment GPS and Galileo in the L1 and L5 frequency bands and will extend the service area to the entire landmasses of EU member states.

However, the dissemination over Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) satellites limits operational availability of the signal for end-users in high-latitudes.

The contractor shall analyse cost-effective potential data delivery means alternative to the current EGNOS and Galileo ones.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 700 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73100000 Research and experimental development services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Main site or place of performance:

Avenue d'Auderghem 45, 1040 Brussels, BELGIUM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In order to analyse cost-effective data delivery means alternative to the current EGNOS and Galileo ones, the focus of the activities shall be:

• on the Galileo High Accuracy Service (HAS). It shall be assessed alternative dissemination means to the ones being considered (i.e. Galileo E6-B SiS, terrestrial dissemination via NTRIP, EGNOS E5b). The assessment shall be demonstrated via proof of concept;

• on EGNOS. It shall be assessed alternative means to disseminate EGNOS corrections either from space (e.g. LEO or cube satellites) and/or from ground/air (e.g. high-altitude platform stations, VDES, safety and secure EDAS).

In both cases, the assessment shall be duly justified including at least: identification of the solutions, potential impact analysis on the current infrastructure, high-level architecture of the solution, high level analysis on costs, selection of cost-effective solution with no major impact on EGNSS infrastructure and roadmap for the introduction of the additional dissemination means proposed.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: