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supply of satellite remote sensing data and associated services in support to checks within the common agricultural policy (CAP) — 2 lots

The call for tender is divided into 2 lots:

lot 1: very high resolution (VHR) sensor-independent ‘profile'

lot 2: high resolution (HR) sensor-independent ‘profile'.

Each lot will result in 1 framework contract (FC) enabling the supply of satellite imagery.

The supplier will be requested to provide satellite imagery, manage the scheduling of image acquisition, and ensure timely delivery.

Images to be purchased will be defined through sensor-independent ‘profiles'. These VHR and HR image ‘profiles' will define clear specification parameters necessary for control with remote sensing (CwRS) and land parcel identification system (LPIS) quality assessment of the common agricultural policy (CAP), which will be the main use of these images. After receiving the control zone 'areas of interest' (AOIs) and window requests of the Member States (MSs) and subsequent authorisation by the JRC, the contractor shall manage all activities from the planning/scheduling of the image acquisition through to the final image delivery. The activities shall include the tasks on the following non-exhaustive list:

— technical feasibility assessment to define best image acquisition success probability over a specific control zone in a specific temporal window,

— liaison with stakeholders (e.g. the JRC, the EC services, the MS administrations and/or their contractors appointed for the purpose, and the image providers, etc.) by restricted Web-based informatics applications,

— finalisation of optimum acquisition scenario,

— data acquisition, image validation,

— quality control (QC), delivery of data,

— data archive upload, and reporting.

It is estimated that the start date of the contract will be autumn 2013, in order to start management of the image acquisition for the autumn (2013) windows as part of the 2014 year CAP checks campaign.

  • Type
    Restricted Call Public
  • Institute/Directorate
    IES - JRC.H.6

Business sector (CPV)

  • 35631100: Communication satellites
  • 35631200: Observation satellites
  • 32531000: Satellite communications equipment
  • 32533000: Satellite earth stations
  • 32534000: Satellite platforms


Procurement documents

Contacts between the contracting authority and candidates or tenderers are exceptionally allowed under the following conditions only:

Before the candidature deadline:

Upon request, the contracting authority may provide additional information solely for the purpose of clarifying the procurement documents. Any request for additional information must be made in writing only to: jrc-ies-procurement@ec.europa.eu.

The contracting authority is not bound to reply to requests for additional information received less than six working days before the candidature deadline.

The contracting authority may, on its own initiative, inform interested parties of any error, inaccuracy, omission or any other type of clerical error in the text of the procurement documents.

Any additional information including that referred to above will be posted on this website. The website will be updated regularly and it is your responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the submission period.

After the opening of requests to participate:

If due to an obvious clerical error the candidate has omitted to submit evidence or make statements, the contracting authority shall, except in duly justified cases, ask the candidate to provide the missing information or clarify supporting documents.

After the opening of tenders:

If obvious clerical errors in the tender need to be corrected or confirmation of a specific or technical element is necessary, the contracting authority shall, except in duly justified cases, contact the tenderer provided this does not lead to substantial changes to the terms of the submitted tender.

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