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Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP): Phase 0 Science Instruments

Research Admin Offices:


Funding Type:



up to five (5) Phase 0 contracts with a maximum funding of $600,000.00 each


  • Natural Sciences and Engineering



Internal Deadline:

August 10, 2020

Sponsor Deadline:

August 24, 2020


As part of the Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP), Public Works and Government Services Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Space Agency, has posted a request for proposal (RFP) entitled “LUNAR EXPLORATION ACCELERATOR PROGRAM (LEAP) PHASE 0 SCIENCE INSTRUMENTS – RFP 9F050-200032/B.”

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), is releasing this Request for Proposals (RFP) on behalf of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to acquire services to conduct Phase 0 studies for the development of scientific instruments as part of the Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP). The objective of the Scientific Instruments Phase 0 study is to demonstrate and confirm the feasibility, value and benefits of the instruments for the LEAP, and to demonstrate the validity of the mission requirements as well as the project readiness, so as to proceed with the development of the system requirements.

At the end of this Phase 0 study, the CSA should have all the scientific, technical and programmatic information necessary to assess the potential of the proposed Scientific Instrument that will contribute to the objectives of the LEAP. The expected period of the contracts for the Phase 0 initiative is from date of contract up to nine (9) months.


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