31, October 2019

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10052
Open Date: 15/10/2019
Closing Date: 09/12/2019 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 19.117.04
Prog. Ref.: Operations Core Func
Budget Ref.: E/E008-01 – Operations Core Func
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Ground Segment / Mission Operations / Control Centre general equipment / Workstations, video signal distribution systems, wall screens, …
Technology Domains: Mission Operation and Ground Data Systems / Ground Data Systems / Mission Control System, Automation, Mission Planning, Simulators and Station M&C and Data Centre Architecture and Technologies / Mission Operation and Ground Data Systems / Mission Operations / Distributed and Decentralised Operations / Ground Station Systems and Networks / Ground Communications Networks / Communication Network Technologies and Protocols
Establishment: ESOC
Directorate: Directorate of Operations
Department: Mission Operations Department
Division: Ground Facilities Operations Division
Contract Officer: Rodriguez Perulero, Marta
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 30/10/2019
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

Copernicus is the European Programme for the establishment of a European capacity for Earth Observation. This initiative is headed by the European Commission (EC) in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA). The European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) isresponsible for the LEOP and Commissioning of the first Sentinels satellites and routine operations of Sentinel-1 (A and B model), Sentinel-2 (A and B) and Sentinel-5P. They also support the Sentinel-3 mission, being operated by EUMETSAT. ESOC is also supporting the development of the C and D models and potentially can be involved in the operations of future mission related with Copernicus.For this, ESOC is making use of its own ground segment infrastructure, consisting of a network of ground stations, dedicated and shared internal computer systems and network infrastructure, as well as control facilities (control rooms) with work positions. The Copernicus Sentinel missions dedicated computer systems are all hosted in the ESOC local data centre on ESOC premises.This procurement concerns a Proof of Concept for hosting a small set of the Copernicus Sentinels Mission computer systems in an external cloud environment.The Cloud computing model required for this procurement is IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), provided in a private, but externally hosted Cloud environment, based on a commercial standard service and support model. The Invitation to Tender will be issued by the European Space Agency (ESA). It will be open exclusively to economic operators and organisation (including subcontractors) which have their registered office in an EU Member State or a State participating in the Copernicus Programme.The European SpaceAgency (ESA) will make the ITT (Cover Letter, Statement of Work, Special Conditions of Tender, Draft Contract) available on its tendering website (EMITS and on its dedicated Copernicus server ( order to access the ITT package from EMITS, a Tenderer must be registered as a potential ESA Tenderer. Any potential Tenderers wishing to register with ESA as a potential Tenderer is requested to complete the online questionnaire on the esa-star registration website: While the registration process is underway, Tenderers 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 the registration process can be found on the Industry Portal pages available at: http://

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