28, July 2020

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10276
Open Date: 24/07/2020
Closing Date: 25/09/2020 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.187.06
Prog. Ref.: Operations Core Func
Budget Ref.: E/E008-01 – Operations Core Func
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Ground Segment / Mission Operations / Other
Technology Domains: Space System Software / Earth Observation Payload Data Exploitation / Data and Information Processing and Exploitation
Establishment: ESRIN
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Department: EO Mission Management & GS Department
Division: Copernicus GS & Data Management Division
Contract Officer: Guedel, Berenice
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 24/07/2020
Update Reason: Tender issue

The objective of this Invitation to Tender (ITT) is to procure the Copernicus Ground Segment Reference System (RS) service. The Reference System (RS) Service subject of this procurement is a key element of the Copernicus Space Component (CSC) Ground Segment covering the following main functions:- The set-up and governance of a public open source project management environment;- The distribution of qualified Copernicus Sentinel data processors (CFIs from ESA);- The implementation of an Open Source reference solution for the Copernicus Data Processing and Distribution functions;- The operation of a systematic sample production and distribution environment, based on the implemented solution;- The integration, benchmarking and qualification of new processors and dataflows, within the implemented solution;- The operation of ad-hoc production and distribution environments.The CSC Reference System Service is funded by the Copernicus Programme and will be open exclusively to economic operators which have their registered office in an EU Member State or a Country participating to the EU Copernicus Programme.An Industry Information Day addressing among others the Reference System procurement took place at ESRIN on 20th February 2020. Related presentations are available on EMITS: ITT package (Cover Letter, Statement of Work, Service and Technical Requirements, Special Conditions of Tender, Draft Frame Contract) will be available on ESA tendering website early July 2020 (EMITS – In order to access the ITT Package from EMITS, Tenderers must be registered in esa-star as potential ESA suppliers. Any Tenderer which is not yet registered with ESA as a potential supplier must complete the online questionnaire in esa-star, . Further information on the registration process can be found in ESAs INDUSTRY PORTAL available at: – note that esa-star allows two levels of entity registration: Lightand Full. This allows new users wishing to do business with ESA to carry out their registration in two steps. While Light registration will grant access to all esa-star services up to and including proposal submission, the award of ESA contracts requires Full registration

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