27, July 2015

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8364
Open Date: 24/07/2015
Closing Date: 17/09/2015

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 15.187.04
Prog. Ref.: Earthnet;LTDP-2;EOEP4 Miss.Op.Maint
Budget Ref.: E/0078-00 – Earthnet;E/0079-02 – LTDP-2;E/0099-E4 – EOEP4 Miss.Op.Maint
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Establishment: ESRIN
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Department: Ground Segment & Mission Operations Dep
Division: EO GS Infrastructure & Ops Management Di
Contract Officer: Govaert, Luc
Last Update Date: 24/07/2015
Update Reason: Tender issue

Data Archiving Services cover the management, provision, monitoring and coordination of the service elements involved in the archival of EO data, including: – the provision and operation of the storage system – the service of data ingestion – the services of bulkextraction and delivery of data, on media (for large volumes) or online (for small to medium size) – the management of the data andassociated metadata – the underlying management and support services. The mission / instrument data covered by these activities include ESA missions (ERS, ENVISAT, Earth Explorers) and Third Party Missions such as Landsat, ALOS, JERS, etc. (Sentinels are not in the scope of the procurement). In both cases, current, historical and future missions are covered with all levels of data as well asauxiliary, in situ and campaign data. The service approach aims to achieve economies of scale, increase the standardisation of the related processes and interfaces, and favour the exploitation of the most cost-effective commercially available infrastructure. The competences required are strong process management approach and customer orientation, and ability to deploy and operate an effectiveinfrastructure. Good technical knowledge of EO data covering a wide spectrum of missions and instruments is also necessary, especially to handle the metadata. In order to achieve economies of scale for both ESA and the selected Bidder, the contract will have a duration of 5 years, with a breakpoint after two years with 3-year extension conditioned by programmatic decisions at C/MIN 2016 and performance of the contractor.

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