29, June 2017

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO9019
Open Date: 28/06/2017
Closing Date: 29/09/2017 13:00:00


Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.155.07
Prog. Ref.: EO-Science for Socie
Budget Ref.: E/E105-E5 – EO-Science for Socie
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Other
Techology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESRIN
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Department: Science, Appl & Future Technologies Dept
Division: Exploitation and Services Division
Contract Officer: Boisard, Nathalie
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 28/06/2017
Update Reason: Tender issue

In the frame of the EOEP-5 program, through this procurement ESA aims to place four (4) contracts, each for the larger-scale exploitation of EO-based information products and services that respond to requirements in high-priority thematic domains of internationaldevelopment. Each envisaged contract shall address a single thematic domain of international development, i.e.: Marine Resources Coastal Environment, Disaster Risk Mitigation Reduction, Fragile Conflict States, Climate Resilience Proofing. The activities will be carried out in close collaboration with the key stakeholders; namely the main International Financing Institutions (IFIs) andtheir Developing Member Countries (DMCs). These include the World Bank Group (WBG), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the Global Facility for the Environment (GEF). ESA have already been collaborating with these stakeholders (since 2010) through a wide variety (60+) of first, small-scaledemonstrations of the benefits that EO-based information can bring to specific bank development projects. This initial collaborationhas raised significant interest of these stakeholders to continue exploring the potential of EO-based information in the longer-term. The goal is to transfer EO services into a sustainable financing framework that will ensure a long-term business opportunity forEuropean EO service providers. Throughout 2016-17, discussions have continued between ESA and the Bank teams to produce a set of well-defined and feasible geo-spatial information requirements for which EO can make an important contribution, that go beyond the initial demonstrations already carried out, and that will form the basis of specific requirements in each of the four domains. These discussions are part of institutional collaborations between ESA and the Banks that will continue. Therefore, Tenderers should note (to avoid confusion) that they are required NOT to enter into any contact with Bank teams during the preparation of proposals.The work to be carried out is of a common nature to each of the four domains, but the focus of the EO-based information products and serviceswill be different in each of the domains, as they will be responding to different types of geo-spatial information requirements,andhence three separate contracts will be placed. Based on discussions to date with the Bank teams, there is a baseline specification of the main types of EO-based products and services that are relevant to the requirements in each of the domains. These specifications are referred to as EO Service Clusters and will be part of the tender documentation for this procurement. A phased approach to the implementation shall be adopted, with Set-Up activities to be carried out in the first year, followed by Development Demonstration activities in next 2 years. The Set-Up activities will be mostly oriented to consolidating the information requirements andengaging the involvement of the key stakeholders (IFIs and DMCs) through the definition, provision and assessment of prototype EO-basedinformation services, based on the initial understanding of stakeholder requirements. The Development Demonstration activities willbe mostly oriented to the production, delivery and benefit-assessment of a few large-scale (regional) EO-based information servicesdemonstrations, together with a program of cooperative training and capacity building for the IFIs and the DMCs. The Set-Up phase will conclude with a review of the results and achievements to assess their suitability as a sound basis for proceeding with the subsequent Development Demonstration activities. Tenderers will be required to submit a firm fixed-price proposal that includes a detailed description of the work to be carried out in the Set-Up phase, for a total cost not exceeding 1.0 M. The proposal will also include an outline description of the approach, ideas and a ceilingg-price costing for the work to be carried out in the Development and Demonstration phase. This outline approach will be converted into a detailed, firm fixed-price commitment for the remaining work, taking into account the results of the Set-Up phase, if successful.

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