22, December 2017

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9186
Open Date: 15/12/2017
Closing Date: 23/02/2018 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.156.19
Prog. Ref.: CSC Ev.Instr.Mod.;Fut.Mis.Prep.
Budget Ref.: E/E101-E5 – CSC Ev.Instr.Mod.;E/E104-E5 – Fut.Mis.Prep.
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / RF and microwave Instruments / Microwave radiometers
Techology Domains: RF Systems, Payloads and Technologies / RF Payloads / EO Instruments
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Department: Earth Observation Projects Department
Division: Copernicus Space Comp Space Segment Prog
Contract Officer: Ipsilanti, Anna
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 22/12/2017
Update Reason: Summary updated

The so called ‘Copernicus Space Component (CSC) Expansion’ programme includes new missions that have been identified by the European Commission (EC) as priorities for implementation in the coming years by providing additional capabilities in support of current emerging user needs. Subject of this procurement is the Phases A/B1 for one of these candidate missions, namely the Passive Microwave Imaging Mission.Passive Microwave Imaging Multi-Spectral Radiometers uniquely observe a wide range of parameters, in particular sea ice concentration, and serve operational systems at almost all weather conditions, day and night.This mission shall provide improved continuity of sea ice concentration monitoring missions, in particular in terms of spatial resolution (15 km), temporal resolution (sub-daily) and accuracy (in particular near the ice edges). Additional measurement of Sea Surface Temperature in the polar regions may also be included.Subject to good quality proposals it is the intention to place 2 parallel contracts. Phase A/B1 will be funded by the fifth slice (EOEP-5) of the Earth Observation Envelope Programme, which is an optional programme of the Agency. Therefore the procurement will be open to all economic operators belonging to the ESA Member and Associated States and Canada, participating in said EOEP-5 Programme; to date: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Canada.

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