Services - 665503-2021

Submission deadline has been amended by:  120988-2022
27/12/2021    S251

Germany-Cologne: Horizon Europe Project: Flight Control Laws and Air Data Monitors

2021/S 251-665503

Contract notice

Services

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
Contact person: Procurement Section
E-mail: tenders@easa.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.easa.europa.eu/the-agency
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.easa.europa.eu/the-agency/procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=9764
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=9764
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Aviation safety, environment

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Horizon Europe Project: Flight Control Laws and Air Data Monitors

Reference number: EASA.2021.HVP.28
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This call for tender addresses the further development methods for the two following subjects:

— the monitoring and real-time error detection of complex flight control laws (lot 1); and

— the enhancement of detection and tolerance to air data probe complex failure mechanisms (lot 2).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 520 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 2
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Monitoring of Flight Control Laws

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73100000 Research and experimental development services
73200000 Research and development consultancy 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 project aims to investigate the introduction of flight control law monitors to detect errors. Potential control law errors should be identified, and their criticality needs to be determined. Multiple monitors to detect such errors should be proposed without taking into account the necessary effort entailed. Main challenges for the use of multiple monitors are:

• the detection is effective when the detection means are sufficiently independent from the item being monitored;

• the independent monitoring needs to be designed with thresholds and confirmation times set not so high as to not trigger when not needed, and also not so low as to lead to spurious detections; and

• it may be difficult from monitoring the aircraft behaviour to determine whether the aircraft response comes from a flight control law error, a normal behaviour in a given phase of the flight, and/or an external perturbation.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical quality / Weighting: 60
Price - Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 760 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Air Data Enhanced Fault Detection and Diagnosis, and Fault-Tolerant Control

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73100000 Research and experimental development services
73200000 Research and development consultancy 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:

Several recent safety events have highlighted that common mode sources could affect consistently two or more air data parameters and remain undetected by state-of-the-art individual and consistency cross-checks, resulting in the use of erroneous air data parameters (e.g. airspeed, angle of attack) in the flight control laws.

• Major efforts have been made in the recent years to characterise the icing and environmental conditions air data probes are subjected to during flight and increase the qualification standards;

• However, design or maintenance errors, bird strikes, sand projections, volcanic ashes, etc., are also potential common mode sources, and partial solutions (e.g. efficient in a given flight condition only) have been developed to address those events.

The project aims to further develop the understanding of such failure mechanisms, and to develop solutions. This will improve the EASA certification standards, and support the evaluation of new designs proposed by aircraft manufacturers.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical quality / Weighting: 60
Price - Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 09/03/2022
Local time: 11:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 10/03/2022
Local time: 14:00
Place:

Online meeting.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

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
E-mail: GC.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
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:
20/12/2021