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Services - 652150-2022

24/11/2022    S227

Germany-Cologne: Horizon Europe Project: Helicopter Vortex Ring State Experimental Research (2nd launch)

2022/S 227-652150

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


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

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
Postal address: Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3
Town: Cologne
NUTS code: DEA23 Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Postal code: 50668
Country: Germany
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Aviation Safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Horizon Europe Project: Helicopter Vortex Ring State Experimental Research (2nd launch)

Reference number: EASA.2022.HVP.02
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The vortex ring state (VRS) is an aerodynamic condition for helicopters normally generated in nearly vertical or vertical descent when the relative upward air velocity equals the downward induced main rotor flow rate. This research should provide a better understanding of the VRS phenomenon on different kinds of helicopters, the analytical and simulation prediction methods, and flight test methods for its determination. It should further provide an indication of the effectiveness of alternative recovery maneuvers such as the one proposed by Capt. Vuichard.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 379 762.00 EUR
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73100000 Research and experimental development services
73300000 Design and execution of research and development
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: DEA23 Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The following outcome will be required with this experimental research:

1. to experimentally determine the flight conditions at which the vortex ring state (VRS) starts to develop to support and evaluate the correctness of theoretical methods for prediction of the vortex ring boundaries;

2. to experimentally evaluate the effectiveness of the Vuichard recovery technique.

The procedure was published before under ref EASA.2021.HVP.19 (OJ 2021/S 133-352404).

Changes to the previous publication are:

— reduction from three to a minimum of two different helicopter rotor designs,

— reduction from three to a minimum of two flight test pilots,

— increase of the budget by EUR 80 000,00.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Technical quality / Weighting: 60
Price - Weighting: 40
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

Horizon Europe.

II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2022/S 019-045189
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: EASA.2022.C11

Horizon Europe Project: Helicopter Vortex Ring State Experimental Research (2nd launch)

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 2
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Office national d'études et de recherches aérospatiales (Onera)
Town: Palaiseau Cedex
NUTS code: FR France
Country: France
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 380 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 379 762.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address:
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: