22, January 2021

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10523
Open Date: 15/01/2021
Closing Date: 05/03/2021 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.187.17
Prog. Ref.: Sentinel 1 Operation
Budget Ref.: E/E009-01 – Sentinel 1 Operation
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Ground Segment / Mission Operations / Other
Technology Domains: Space System Software / Earth Observation Payload Data Exploitation / Applications and Services
Establishment: ESRIN
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Department: EO Mission Management & GS Department
Division: EO Mission Mngmt & Product Quality Div.
Contract Officer: Guedel, Berenice
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 15/01/2021
Update Reason: Tender issue

This procurement aims at the delivery of Mission Performance Cluster (MPC) service for the Copernicus SAR missions.The MPC service is a key element of the Copernicus Space Component (CSC) operations in charge of algorithm and performance of the Copernicus user level data for the Sentinel-1 satellite family.The Copernicus MPC service subject of this procurement will include the following main functionalities:Imaging system performance assessment and characterisationImaging system calibrationGeophysical validation Processing Algorithms and Processors maintenance and evolutionThe MPC service will be based on service providers expertiseand infrastructure using where necessary key items (i.e. CFI) provided by ESA, for the provision of the services and tasks. The performance of the SAR MPC will be ruled and measured according to a Service Level Agreement. The procurement will be broken in two contractual phases to accommodate the European Union Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF) constraints for the period [2022-2028]:Phase 1: Service set up and phase-in running up to the end 2021.Optional Phase 2: Routine Operation Service for a duration of 5years. The SAR MPC Service is funded by the EU Copernicus Programme and will be open exclusively to economic operators that have their registered office in a EU Member State or a State participating in the Copernicus Programme.The Invitation to Tender (ITT)will be published on 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: Light and Full.This allows new users wishing to do business with ESA to carry out their registration in two steps. While Light registration willgrant access to all esa-star services up toand including proposal submission, the award of ESA contracts requires Full registration

If you wish to access the documents related to the Invitation to Tender, you have to log in to the ESA Portal.