Call for Offers

ASAM is looking for a service provider:

Call for Offers

P2020-07 ASAM OpenXOntology - Upper Ontologies

Please send your offer by Aug 21, 2020 |  12:00 pm CET


1. Introduction

ASAM calls for offers from service providers to support the ASAM project group in the OpenXOntology development project.


ASAM has also published a further call for offers for the remainder of the scope of the project (call for offers "OpenXOntology") but due to the time critical nature of this sub-topic decided to publish it separately.


2. Required Tasks

The Core Ontology working group requires an overview of available upper [foundation] ontologies and an evaluation of their suitability for a domain specific ontology in the mobility domain. The scope of this evaluation is strictly limited to upper concepts like objects, temporal relationships, position, etc. Evaluation criteria will be discussed and selected together with the core ontology group.

Further details on the remainder of the project are available in the project proposal.


An evaluation will require multiple remote meetings with the working group to establish a shared understanding of the goals and evaluation criteria.


3. Schedule

All offers for this are to be submitted to benjamin.engel(at)  by 21st August, 2020 at 12:00 CET.


The expectations and evaluation approach will be discussed in detail with the Core Ontology working group of the OpenXOntology Project. Contact benjamin.engel(at) to obtain an invitation to this meeting.


Deadline for submission of offers.


Individual offer presentations to the project group. Each service provider will have a 30 minute slot to present their offer and expertise to the project group.


Final decision on service provider by the project group.


4. General Conditions

Please note the following general conditions for the projec:


The project is expected to end on Oct 30, 2020. It is expected that the service provider is selected by the beginning of September 2020 and joins the project for the next project meeting, taking place in September (exact date still to be determined).

  • The service provider must attend all necessary project group meetings.

  • Offers should preferably be fixed-price

  • In case a deliverable is found to be defective or not in line with customary industry quality standards, the service provider will be liable for correcting the respective deliverable.

  • Modification to deliverables, should they be required, will be jointly reviewed and the order adjusted accordingly

  • All work results of the project (including all source code) will be handed over to ASAM and will become the exclusive property of ASAM. If the general terms & conditions of the service provider contain rules that are in conflict herewith, then they must be identified and explicitly declared as invalid for this offer.

  • Offers have to be submitted in writing to ASAM within the above stated bidding period, including a clear description of the provided services and deliverables, terms & conditions, time period and costs for the service.

  • Please note that offers will be reviewed by the members of the project group, the Technical Steering Committee of ASAM and the ASAM Office. The project group members will receive all information on all offers to ensure a fair and transparent selection process.

  • Specific information on each service provider’s offers will not be shared with anyone other than the project group, ASAM TSC, ASAM BoD and ASAM office.

    • In some cases, where offers pertain to more than one project, the offers will also be made available to the other relevant project groups.

    • ASAM reserves the right to share these offers with further parties when deemed relevant.



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