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Intended Invitation To Tender

17.LOGI.001


Title: OGC Testbed 14 – ESA Sponsored Threads – Exploitation Platform
AO Number: AO320108
Status: ISSUED
Budget Ref.: E/E105-E5 - EOEP-5 Block 4: EO Science for Society; E/0039-E5 - EOEP 5
Special provision: AT+BE+CH+CZ+DE+DK+EE+ES+FI+FR+GB+GR+IE+IT+LU+NL+NO+PL+PT+RO+SE+SI+CA
Tender Type: C
Entity Code: 1000003923
Quarter: 174
Price range: 200-500 KEURO
Establishment: ESRIN
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Officer: Mike ROMANIUK
Keywords: OTHER

PROCUREMENT CONTEXT This IITT has been re-issued to correct the ESA budget line. CGI IT UK (CGI) is the prime contractor on the ESA Earth Observation Payload Data Ground Segment (EO PDGS) Infrastructure Evolutions project. As part of this contract, ESA is intending to act as a sponsor to the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Interoperability Testbed 14. The intended ITT applies only to the ESA sponsored Exploitation Platform Thread. In line with the principles of OGC, CGI on behalf of ESA will provide cost-sharing funds to partially offset expenses uniquely associated with the Exploitation Platform Thread. The intended procurement runs in parallel with OGC Testbed 14 Call For Participation (CFP). The ITT is planned to be published on 8th December 2017 and there will be a 6 week period for bidders to submit proposals. The anticipated start date for the project is 3-5th April 2018 with a Kick-off Workshop Event. Bidders wishing to participate in other Testbed 14 threads should submit a separate bid directly to OGC’s CFP published on 8 December 2017 using the following link: <<http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/160>> ESA SPONSORED TESTBED 14 CONTEXT Testbed-14 supports the development of ESA’s Thematic Exploitation Platforms (TEP) by exercising envisioned workflows for data integration, processing, and analytics based on algorithms developed by users. These algorithms are initially developed by TEP users in their local environments and afterwards tested on the Thematic Exploitation Platform. The goal of this activity is to develop interoperable software to realise a scenario incorporating application chaining, user authentication/authorisation and deployment/execution of a user’s request across multiple cloud infrastructures, and from this provide informed recommendations/lessons learned on the use and potential future evolution of the standards baseline. The ITT will be published by CGI IT UK Limited on EMITS.