Short course: Compliant PSS-A forms for ESA projects


This e-learning module contains a recording of the "Compliant PSS-A forms for ESA projects" training session given on the occassion of the virtual Industry Space Days 2020. The presentation is an abridged version of the standard training provided.

About the training:

A company participating in an ESA Invitation To Tender (ITT) is required to complete a financial proposal that includes the ESA Procedures, Specification and Standards Forms – known as PSS forms.

ESA PSS forms show cost data and are required under the General Conditions of Tender for ESA Contracts (ESA/REG/001, rev.5, Annex IV).

The Tender Evaluation Board (TEB) uses this information to conduct a review, comparison and selection from the various tenders received in response to an ITT. The information in the PSS tables is used to break down costs and give transparency to the total price of an industrial proposal.


  • To help participants better understand the PSS forms, enabling them to construct a coherent financial proposal
  • To introduce the PSS terminology to those new to ESA
  • To demonstrate the links between the costing forms


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