8, May 2020

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10180
Open Date: 06/05/2020
Closing Date: 31/12/2021 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.187.02
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: Mission Operation and Ground Data Systems / Mission Operations / Distributed and Decentralised Operations
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: 07/05/2020
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

COPERNICUS SPACE COMPONENT – COMPETITIVE FRAME CONTRACTS -ESA Ground Segment Operations Framework Production Service This procurement targets the delivery of the Copernicus Sentinels Production Operations Service (Copernicus Production Service). The CopernicusProduction Service is a key element of the Copernicus Space Component (CSC) operations in charge of generating the Copernicus user level data for each Sentinel satellite, starting from the acquired satellite data stream. The Copernicus Production Service includesthe following functionalities:-Systematic production for processing all the satellite data acquired into a set of pre-defined user level data that are made systematically and fully available to users;-On-demand production, allowing the generation of any user level data from archived lower level user data -Reprocessing, for the bulk re-generation of user level data Copernicus Production Service will be based on service providers technical solution in line with the ESA defined interfaces, and the use of the Instrument Data Processors (IPF) provided by ESA for the generation of the user level data.The performance of the Copernicus Production Service will be managed through a Service Level Agreement and the measurement of the service performance itself through a set of Key Performance Indicators.The Copernicus Production Service will be procured through the ESA Framework Agreements procedure, as established at Article 15 of ESA Procurement Regulations (ESA/REG/001, rev. 3 which can be downloaded at the following URL: This procedure follows a two-steps procurement approach:-Step 1 Qualification Phase: Qualification process established through an Open Competition (Frame Invitation To Tender Frame ITT) resulting in the award of Frame Contracts between the Agency and several service providers. Step 1 bidding period will be open until December 2021 at the earliest. -Step 2 Implementation Phase: Restricted Competitions (Request for Proposal – RFP) between the Frame Contractors qualified under Step1resulting into the award of Work Order(s) between the Agency and one or more Frame Contractors for the implementation of the Copernicus Production Service.The Copernicus Production Service procurement 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 State participating in the Copernicus Programme.The Frame ITT package (Cover Letter, Frame Statement of Work, Special Conditions of Tender, Draft Frame Contract) will be available on ESA tendering website (EMITS In order to access the ITT Package from EMITS, Tenderers must be registered in esa-star as a potential ESA supplier. Any Tenderer which is not yet registered with ESA as a potential supplier must complete the online questionnaire on esa-star, under the tab Entity registration. Further information onthe registration process can be found in ESAs INDUSTRY PORTAL available at: note that esa-star allows two levels of entity registration: Light and Valid Full. This allows new users wishing to do business with ESA to carry out their registration in two steps. A Light registration will grant access to all esa-star services up to and including proposal submission. The award of ESA contracts requires have status “Valid Full”

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