22, July 2016

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8579
Open Date: 20/07/2016
Closing Date: 15/09/2016 12:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 16.155.01
Prog. Ref.: Operations Core Function
Budget Ref.: E/E008-01 – Operations Core Function
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Ground Segment / Mission Operations / Other
Technology Domains: Mission Operation and Ground Data Systems / Advanced System Concepts
Establishment: ESRIN
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Department: Science, Appl & Future Technologies Department
Division: Future Missions Division
Contract Officer: Bode, Silke Friederike
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 20/07/2016
Update Reason: Tender issue

Subject of this procurement will be two parallel studies on hyperspectral imaging in support of the 2nd generation of the Copernicus Programme. Hyperspectral imaging entails quantitative sensing in the optical domain with a very large number of spectral bands. It can therefore be considered as a (powerful) extension of multi-spectral sensing, as provided by Sentinel-2, to provide access to the full spectral signatures of each element in the observed scenes. This will open new application areas since additional bio-physical, bio-chemical and geo-chemical variables can be resolved, e.g. to detect, classify and monitor natural and man-made elements of land surfaces, from vegetation to soil to (raw) materials, and including waste, contaminated land, water quality. The objectives of the two parallel studies (max. value per study: 400KEuro) are to update, consolidate and complete the assessment of future needs for hyperspectral imagery over land and inland/coastal waters, to assess the complementarity and synergy with existing or planned missions, and to assess concepts for a space and ground infrastructure that fulfills the identified needs and integrates them with data generated from other sources. This ITT 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 Iceland or Norway. The European Space Agency (ESA) will make the entire ITT package (Cover Letter, Statement of Work, Special Conditions of Tender, Draft Contract) available on its tendering website, EMITS, and on its dedicated Copernicus server. 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 ESA’s INDUSTRY PORTAL available at: http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Business_with_ESAWhile the registration process is underway, bidders may access the ITT Package through ESA’s dedicated Copernicus server, which is accessible at: https://copernicus-emits.esa.int/Bidders are informed, however, that they must be registered in EMITS before they can submit a proposal.

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