22, June 2015

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8307
Open Date: 22/06/2015
Closing Date: 14/09/2015

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 15.187.02
Prog. Ref.: Sentinel 3 Operation
Budget Ref.: E/E011-01 – Sentinel 3 Operation
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Establishment: ESRIN
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Department: Ground Segment & Mission Operations Dep
Division: GSC Mission Mgmt & GS Development Div
Contract Officer: Guedel, Berenice
Last Update Date: 22/06/2015
Update Reason: Tender issue

Sentinel-3 Land Payload Data Ground Segment Operations, Maintenance and Evolution. The Sentinel-3 mission shall deliver routine operations with committed performances to the COPERNICUS users. A number of European Centres, selected through previous procurements, provide the operational Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS) services, e.g. the X-band acquisition operations, the Long Term Archiving (LTA) operations, the Precise Orbit Determination (POD) Operations and the Mission Performance Operations. The key objectives of this ITT are the following: 1) Operations of an end-to-end LAND production service, guaranteeing the expected mission production acrossthe multiple centres and the availability of data products to the COPERNICUS users with committed performance. This service includes as well: – The operational maintenance of all the elements (hardware and software) necessary to perform the overall production operations regardless of their physical location. – The coordination with EUMETSAT for the Sentinel-3 PDGS Marine Operations – The operations of the Payload Data Management Centre. Considering that the Sentinel-3 mission operations run 7 days a week, 24h a day, the end-to-end production service shall be ensured 24h/7d accordingly. 2) Design, development and integration of PDGS evolutions. 3) LAND Operations of the future Sentinel-3B This Invitation to Tender (ITT) is open exclusively to economic operators which have their registered office in an EU Member State or Iceland or Norway. In order to access the ITT Package from EMITS, a bidder must be registered in EMITS as a potential ESA supplier. Any bidder which is not yet registered with ESA as a potential supplier must complete the online questionnaire on EMITS, under the tab Entity registration. Further information on the registration process can be found in ESAs INDUSTRY PORTAL available at: While the registration process is underway, bidders may access the ITT Package through ESAs dedicated Copernicus server, which is accessible at

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