27, February 2021

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10522
Open Date: 26/02/2021
Closing Date: 09/04/2021 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.187.16
Prog. Ref.: Sentinel 3 Operation
Budget Ref.: E/E011-01 – Sentinel 3 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: von Ostman, Florenz
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 26/02/2021
Update Reason: Tender issue

This procurement aims at the delivery of Mission Performance Cluster (MPC) service for the Copernicus Sentinel-3 Land Altimetry missions (S3 ALT-MPC).The Copernicus S3 ALT-MPC service is a key element of the Copernicus Space Component (CSC) operations, in charge of the processing algorithms and performance of the Copernicus user level data for the Sentinel-3 Land Altimetry satellite family.The S3 ALT-MPC service, subject of this procurement, will include the following main functionalities:-Altimetry sy stem performance assessment and characterisation- Altimetry system calibration- Geophysical validation – Processing Algorithms and Processors maintenance and evolutionThe main objective of the procurement is to continue the operations of the current Copernicus Sentinel-3 MPC Service beyond 2021, covering exclusively the Sentinel-3 Land Altimetry user level products generated by the ESA Sentinel-3 Land Ground Segment.The Service will be broken in two contractual phases to accommodate the European Union Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF) constraints for the period [2021-2027]:- Phase 1: Service set up and phase-in running up to the end 2021.- Phase 2: Routine Operation Service for a duration of 5 years. The performance of the S3 ALT-MPC will be governed and measured according to a Service Level Agreement.The S3 ALT-MPC Service will be 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 in a Country participating in the EU Copernicus Programme.The Invitation to Tender (ITT) will be published on EMITS. In order to access the ITT Package from EMITS, Tenderers must be registeredin 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 foundin 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 will grant access to all esa-star services up to and including proposal submission, the award of ESA contractsrequires “Full”registration

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