3, December 2020

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10518
Open Date: 30/11/2020
Closing Date: 22/01/2021 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.187.15
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: Others
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: 30/11/2020
Update Reason: Tender issue

The production of Copernicus Space Component (CSC) Sentinel products relies on the use of instrument data processors in line with the corresponding instruments design, processing algorithms and output data format and quality.The need for an increased production flexibility to efficiently serve users, particularly for on-demand data access, and for an operational optimization to efficiently benefit from cloud-based environments is calling for a re-engineering of the Sentinels instrument data processors.The CSC Data Processors Re-engineering procurement will cover the following key objectives:-The definition of a Processor Framework including the harmonization of processors interfaces, architecture and implementation baseline as well as the optimization of output data format and packaging for user access and for mid-term/long-term archiving purposes;-The organization of Best Practices for the re-engineering of the different processors;-The re-engineering of the currently Sentinel-1/2/3(Land) operational processors.The CSC Data Processors re-engineering is funded by the Copernicus Programme (EU funded programme) and will be open exclusively to economic operators which have their registered office in an EU Member State or a Country participating to the EU Copernicus Programme.The Invitation To Tender (ITT) package (Cover Letter, Statement of Work, Special Conditions of Tender, Draft Contract) will be available on ESA tendering website (EMITS – .The issue of the Invitation To Tender is foreseen in October/November 2020. 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, information on the registration process can be found in ESAs INDUSTRY PORTAL available at:- note that esa-star allows two levels of entity registration: Lightand Full. This allowsnew 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 contracts requires Fullregistration

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