Learn more about working with ESA Telecom
ESA’s Telecom User Support Office has released Working with ESA Telecom, an online training course specifically for those who approach ESA Telecom initiatives for the first time.
The tool provides a quick introduction to the ESA tendering process. With a balanced mix of text and multimedia items, the user is guided through the structure of a typical Telecom tender. The function of the different documents with respect to the various sections of the proposal is presented as well as the principles of the evaluation process and awarding the contract.
ESA’s Telecommunications’ team and the industrial contractor, Fleximage, have taken the viewpoint of many users that often found the task of proposal preparation overwhelmingly discouraging and have devised a step wise approach that covers the full span of the tendering process:
- ESA Telecom Initiatives
- Structure of Tender
- General Clauses & Contract Conditions
- Submission of a Proposal
- Management, Financial & Administrative Proposal
- PSS A forms: Simulation Exercises (exercise PSS A8 is not available yet)
- Proposal Evaluation & Contract
The three-hour course can be done all at once or gradually. This allows the user to learn each step and prepare for the next one while still in the tender procedure. The course also contains an interactive simulation on PSS forms. Perfect newcomers and more experienced users can test their ability and their level of understanding with an interactive simulation that will guide them through the preparation of a full suite of PSS forms for a case-study project.
Just a final word before you dive in this new way of interacting with ESA. The material that is offered to you represents a handy reference for all those who are in the process or plan to respond to ESA Telecom invitation to tender (ITT). As such it can never be used to replace the official documentation and instructions that are released with each and every ESA Telecom ITT.