27, July 2018

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9421
Open Date: 24/07/2018
Closing Date: 26/09/2018 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 18.187.04
Prog. Ref.: Data Access Contrib
Budget Ref.: E/E016-01 – Data Access Contrib
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Ground Segment / Mission Operations / Other
Techology Domains: Space System Software / Earth Observation Payload Data Exploitation / Information Systems and User Interfaces
Establishment: ESRIN
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Department: EO Mission Management & GS Department
Division: ESA Ground Segment & Data Mngmt Division
Contract Officer: Govaert, Luc
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 24/07/2018
Update Reason: Tender issue

Objective of the Copernicus Contributing Missions access support functions and platform (PRISM) is the provision of the Coordinated Data Access System (CDS) service, which includes the operations, maintenance and evolution of the ensemble of existing supporting functions, processes, tools and infrastructures that coordinate the overall data access and information flow between the Copernicus Contributing Missions and the Copernicus Services and also eligible European Union Institutions, Public Authorities, Union Research Projects. This procurement takes into consideration the evolution of the remote sensing data offer, of the Copernicus Services needsand cloud-based solutions.The procurement intends to cover initially the continuity of the CDS service and subsequently the enhancement (e.g., adapt and/or replace as needed) of the current CDS support functions (i.e. its processes, the tools, infrastructure and knowledge) and re-alignment the overall service to the user expectations and in particular providing state of the art data access (i.e. discovery, view, download, exploitation) from all data supply entities with scalable solutions, and integrate web service functionalities, hosted processing and data analytics environments as necessary. The procurement will accept only offers that include the full scope of the work, responding to all tender requirements. Such comprehensive offers can be submitted either by a single entity or by a consortium led by a prime. Consequently, un-coordinated partial offers (e.g. bidding only for parts of the service provision, or only for specific support functions) will not be accepted, as they would jeopardise the successful accomplishment of the undertaking.This Invitation to Tender is funded by the Copernicus Programme and will be open exclusively to economic operators that 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 toaccess the ITT Package from EMITS, a bidder must be registered in EMITS as a potential ESA supplier. Any potential bidder which is not yet registered with ESA as a potential Tenderer is requested to complete the online questionnaire on the esa-star registrationwebsite: the registration process is underway, bidders may access the ITT Package through ESAs dedicated Copernicus server, which is accessible at: are informed, however, that before submitting a proposal they must at least have completed the light Registration as described in the following esa-star Registration Manual: information on theregistration process can be found on the Industry Portal pages available at:

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