SOFIAXL Consortium's Offer in the tender for EUROCONTROL
Polish Air Navigation Services Agency is a part of the SOFIXL consortium, the goal of which is to supply the CS4-AFUAS system, the client for which shall be EUROCONTROL, and then to ensure support and operation of this system in order to provide services for the European air navigation market. Within the framework of the project, the SOFIAXL consortium shall supply a demonstrator of the CS4-AFUA system (Phase 1 - the years 2016-2017), and then, after signing an optional agreement, it shall provide the service of AFUA data distribution and analysis for users connected to the centralized system (Phase 2 - 5 years starting from 2018).
In response to the second tender, announced by EUROCONTROL, for the supply and provision of CS4-AFUAS services, the consortium SOFIAXL has prepared a joint offer for the implementation of this order.
The offer has been copied into the EUROCONTROL electronic tender system and it shall be formally submitted before the end of July 2015.
The tender closing date and time, set forth a couple of days ago by EUROCONTROL, is August 11, 2015.
The CS4-AFUAS system will allow both civilian and military users to utilize the European airspace in the most efficient manner, as well as to reduce the cost of infrastructure maintenance. The implemented solution will improve both the safety and the efficiency of utilization of the airspace in Europe. The Centralized System (CS) number 4 is one of the key priorities identified by Eurocontrol and at the same time the first service, for which a tender has been announced.
In the case of selection of the SOFIAXL Consortium's offer in the tender and signing an agreement between the SOFIAXL consortium and Eurocontrol, the part of the project implemented by PANSA can provide income in the amount of approx. 0.5 million EUROs in Phase 1 and approx. 1 million EUROs per year in Phase 2.
Signing of the agreement between EUROCONTROL and the bidder/consortium, selected during the currently ongoing tender for the supply of CS4-AFUAS is planned before the end of 2015.