Swarm DISC

Invitation To Tender

Swarm as a gravity field mission

Swarm DISC ITT reference ID: SD-ITT-1.1

Open date:                2017-02-27
Closing deadline:      2017-05-09 12:00 GMT (Closed)
Latest update:           2017-04-28 09:00 GMT

This Invitation To Tender relates to the generation of gravity field models based on the Swarm satellite mission.

Tender Documents

Cover Letter
Statement of Work
Draft Subcontract
Special Conditions of Tender
Proposal template (Word document)

Applicable and Reference Documents

ICGEM format 2011
Interfacing Control Document
Applicable Documents to Interfacing Control Document
Applicable Documents to Subcontract
Procurement procedure

Questions and Answers

  1. Clarification to Cover Letter re. eligibility (2017-02-28)
  2. Clarification no. 2 (2017-03-06)
  3. Grant of deadline Extension (2017-04-04)
  4. Clarification re. Draft Subcontract (2017-04-10)
  5. Clarification re. eligibility, PSS forms, and bidder codes (2017-04-28)

Please observe that questions and answers or other updates may be published on this site at any time between the Tender open date and the submission deadline. If you intend to submit a tender, please visit this site regularly to check for updates. You may additionally subscribe to updates by registering for the Swarm DISC ITT notification newsletter.

Questions concerning the ITT shall be submitted in writing to the ITT e-mail or telefax as stated in the Cover Letter not later than ten (10) working days before the closing date. Questions should make specific reference to the appropriate section(s) of the ITT documents. Tenderers are asked to note that it is not possible to receive an immediate response to questions as each response published goes through an internal review process prior to it's publication.

This Invitation To Tender is published on behalf of ESA within the reference frame of ESA contract 4000109587, in accordance with the procurement procedure. Publication of this Invitation To Tender does not represent an obligation to issue a contract for the project.


Proposals or questions related to this ITT shall be submitted to:


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