Gateway External Robotics Interfaces - Large and dexterous arms interfaces (9F052-18-0648)

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Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2019/02/27 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)


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Notice type
Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
Trade agreement
  • None
Tendering procedure
Conditional Canadian content
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Letendre, Pierre
Contact email
Contact phone
Contact address
6767 route de l'Aéroport
St-Hubert  QC
J3Y 8Y9

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Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), is releasing this Request for Information (RFI) on behalf of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) as first step to inform all interested parties of intentions of the CSA to acquire services for the development of concepts for robotics interfaces to be used as part of the ''Deep Space Exploration Robotics'' initiative or ''DSXR''. These ''Gateway External Robotics Interfaces'' or ''GERI'' were identified by the CSA as critical components of a possible DSXR contribution to the future international space station set to orbit the moon.

The prime objective of this RFI is to obtain information that will assist PWGSC and the CSA in refining the subsequent Request for Proposal (RFP) that would be issued by PWGSC to contract for such ''Phase A'' work.

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
a_9f052-18-0648_geri_rfi_phase_a.pdf000English- 2019-01-29
b_9f052-18-0648_geri_dr_phase_a.pdf000French- 2019-01-29
amendment_001_rfi_robotics_interfaces.pdf001English- 2019-01-30
modification_001_dr_interfaces_robotiques_externes.pdf001French- 2019-01-30


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