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Services - 74106-2020

14/02/2020    S32    Agencies - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

Italy-Frascati: Copernicus Space Components — Competitive Frame Contracts — ESA Ground Segment Operations Framework Production Service

2020/S 032-074106

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Space Agency (ESRIN)
Postal address: Largo Galileo Galilei 1
Town: Frascati
NUTS code: ITI43
Postal code: 00044
Country: Italy
Contact person: Ms. Berenice Guedel
E-mail: Berenice.Guedel@esa.int

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.esa.int

Address of the buyer profile: http://emits.sso.esa.int

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Space

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Copernicus Space Components — Competitive Frame Contracts — ESA Ground Segment Operations Framework Production Service

II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This procurement targets the delivery of the Copernicus Sentinels Production Operations Service (Copernicus Production Service). The Copernicus Production Service is a key element of the Copernicus Space Component (CSC) operations in charge of generating the Copernicus user level data for each Sentinel satellite, starting from the acquired satellite data stream. The Copernicus Production Service includes the following functionalities:

— systematic production for processing all the satellite data acquired into a set of pre-defined user level data that are made systematically and fully available to users,

— on-demand production, allowing the generation of any user level data from archived lower level user data,

— reprocessing, for the bulk re-generation of user level data.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: ITI43
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This procurement targets the delivery of the Copernicus Sentinels Production Operations Service (Copernicus Production Service). The Copernicus Production Service is a key element of the Copernicus Space Component (CSC) operations in charge of generating the Copernicus user level data for each Sentinel satellite, starting from the acquired satellite data stream. The Copernicus Production Service includes the following functionalities:

— systematic production for processing all the satellite data acquired into a set of pre-defined user level data that are made systematically and fully available to users,

— on-demand production, allowing the generation of any user level data from archived lower level user data,

— reprocessing, for the bulk re-generation of user level data.

Copernicus Production Service will be based on service providers’ technical solution in line with the ESA defined interfaces and the use of the Instrument Data Processors (IPF) provided by ESA for the generation of the user level data.

The performance of the Copernicus Production Service will be managed through a service level agreement and the measurement of the service performance itself through a set of key performance indicators.

The Copernicus Production Service will be procured through the ESA framework agreements procedure, as established at Article 15 of ESA Procurement Regulations (ESA/REG/001, rev. 3 which can be downloaded at the following URL: http://emits.sso.esa.int/emits/owa/emits.main).

This procedure follows a 2-steps procurement approach:

— Step 1 – Qualification phase: qualification process established through an open competition (Frame invitation to tender – frame ITT) resulting in the award of frame contracts between the Agency and several service providers. Step 1 bidding period will be open until December 2021 at the earliest,

— Step 2 – Implementation phase: restricted competitions (Request for proposal — RFP) between the frame contractors qualified under Step 1 resulting into the award of work order(s) between the Agency and 1 or more frame contractors for the implementation of the Copernicus Production Service.

II.2.14)Additional information

The Copernicus Production Service procurement 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 a State participating in the Copernicus Programme.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
02/03/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The Copernicus Production Service procurement 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 a State participating in the Copernicus Programme.

The frame ITT package (Cover letter, frame statement of work, special conditions of tender, draft frame contract) will be available on ESA tendering website (EMITS http://emits.sso.esa.int/emits/owa/emits.main).

In order to access the ITT package from EMITS, tenderers must be registered in esa-star as a potential ESA supplier. Any tenderer which is not yet registered with ESA as a potential supplier must complete the online questionnaire on esa-star, 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_ESA/esa-star_open_for_business

Please note that esa-star allows 2 levels of entity registration: ‘Light’ and ‘Valid Full’. This allows new users wishing to do business with ESA to carry out their registration in 2 steps. A ‘Light’ registration will grant access to all esa-star services up to and including proposal submission. The award of ESA contracts requires ‘Valid Full’ registration.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
04/02/2020