Space Weather Socioeconomic Impact Study on Canadian Infrastructure (9F045-17-0348)

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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2017/10/10 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


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Region of delivery
Notice type
Invitation to Tender (ITT)
Trade agreement
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
Tendering procedure
Procurement entity
Canadian Space Agency
End user entity
Canadian Space Agency

Contact Information

Contact name
Doray, Isabelle
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Contact address
6767, Route de l'Aeroport
St-Hubert  QC
J3Y 8Y9

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With this Request for Proposals (RFP), the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) plans to study aspects of Space Weather Socio-Economic impacts in Canada and to compare with best practices internationally. The detailed analyses will be used to support the development of a comprehensive Canadian Space Weather program.

The activity has the following general objectives:

  • Assess and quantify the socio-economic impact of various threats from space such that CSA and its partners can identify short-term and long term priorities.
  • Identify priority areas for future technology roadmaps.
  • Organize workshops where stakeholders (Canadian government, industry and Academia) gather and exchange on the findings

More specifically, the study has the following objectives:

  • Assess current efforts to detect, warn and mitigate space weather events on Canada’s infrastructure.
  • Assess the current resilience of Canadian critical infrastructure to different levels of space weather disturbances
  • Evaluate the cost of space weather as reliance on technology increases

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ddp_9f045-17-0348.pdf000French- 2017-09-05
rfp_9f045-17-0348.pdf000English- 2017-09-05


FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
annexe_a_edt_9f045-17-0348.pdfNot availableFrench- 2017-09-05
sow_9f045-17-0348.pdfNot availableEnglish- 2017-09-05
9f045-17-0348_-_modification_1.pdfNot availableBilingual- 2017-09-08