22, February 2021

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10580
Open Date: 17/02/2021
Closing Date: 14/04/2021 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.187.20
Prog. Ref.: Sentinel 2 Operation
Budget Ref.: E/E010-01 – Sentinel 2 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: 17/02/2021
Update Reason: Tender issue

This procurement aims at the delivery of Mission Performance Cluster (MPC) service for the optical payloads of the Copernicus Sentinel-23 missions (S23 OPT-MPC). The Copernicus S-23 OPT-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-23 satellite family.The Copernicus S-23 OPT-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 main objective of the procurement is to continue the operations of the current Copernicus Sentinel-23 MPC Service beyond 2021, covering exclusively the Sentinel-23 Optical user level products generated by the ESA Sentinel-2 Ground Segment and Sentinel-3 Land Ground Segment.The Service will be broken down into two contractual phases to accommodate theEuropean 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 S23 OPT-MPC will be governed and measured according to a Service Level Agreement.The S23 OPT-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 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 will grant access to all esa-star services up to and includingproposal submission, the award of ESA contracts requires Full registration

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