New version of the Request For Tender (RFT) documents was published on the 27th of May.
Watch out for the changes!!!
Changes in the tender documents to make it more simple
Some sub-objectives are now “nice to have” and not anymore mandatory
The Independent and impartial subcontractor for Technical Validation is not required in Phase 1.
The independent and impartial subcontractor may be subcontracted by several consortia/joint tenders.
Changes in the composition of a consortium: more flexibility to add new members
Sufficient information to describe how each Sub-objective will be achieved” refers to the final fulfilment of the defined requirement. Final fulfilment can be reached during a live deployed system.
Changes in the scoring model to make it easier to pass:
The scores to reach have been adapted. The cumulative minimum to reach have been lowered for the sub-objectives.
companies may not be able to address all sub objectives. We still encourage you to lead preparation of a tender, even as a sole tenderer. Minimal details are needed to reach most of the cumulative minimum thresholds for objectives/sub-objectives that may not be your core competence. Details should be provided in your tender if you intend to bring partners to fulfil those sub-objectives in later phases.
Details can be elaborated during the Design phase if your tender is successfully selected.