New request for proposals to define science requirements in the area of space exploration

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) would like to inform you on the release of a new request for proposals to define science requirements in the area of space exploration.

Science Definition Studies proposals must be related to the following areas of space exploration:
· Planetary science investigations associated with priority planetary target bodies for future CSA mission contributions.

· Life sciences space investigations using animal models identified in the announcement.

Science Definition studies allow for initial investigation of science needs in areas of CSA priority through the development of science approaches, models and tools. The space life sciences program aims to indentify, characterize and mitigate health risks associated with human exploration of space. In this context, proposals are sought that use either the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) or a mouse model. Health issues associated with space that have been encountered by humans are listed in the announcement.

Interested suppliers are required to submit their proposals in accordance with the instructions provided in this RFP. They should take particular attention to the format of the proposal and the evaluation criteria.

All enquiries must be submitted in writing to the Contracting Authority mentioned in the request for proposal, no later than five (5) calendar days before the bid closing date.

Bid closing date: 2014/02/05 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST).