Contract summary:
Industry = Data services – 72300000
Location of contract = South West
Published date = 01 May 2018
Closing date = 15 May 2018
Contract is suitable for SMEs? = Yes
Contract is suitable for VCSEs? = No

The UKSA wishes to acquire access to legacy/archive high resolution (sub 5 metre) geospatial datasets over the UK, to be obtained primarily from remote sensing satellites (EO data), to facilitate ongoing UKSA activities, including but not exclusive to:

• Projects
• Data Challenges
• Application Hackathons

The UKSA require access to high resolution archive data over the entire UK land mass and coastal/littoral areas comprising of:

• Optical / Multispectral
• Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)

This Prior Information Notice is being issued in order to undertake a market consultation exercise with regards to the requirements detailed above and in section II.1.4.

UKSA will be holding a supplier engagement day in order to assess the market’s appetite, and view on the approach to procuring the services.

If you believe this is of interest to you and your organisation, please register an Expression of Interest to attend by sending an email to the following email address:

The supplier engagement day will be held in Swindon Friday 18th May 2018.

Expressions of Interest to attend must be received at the above email address by no later than 1200hrs BST on Tuesday 15th May (the EOI Deadline).

Places are limited to two representatives per organisation. Your email should have the subject heading “PR18057 UKSA Satellite Data Procurement PIN EOI” you should include your company name and the names and contact telephone numbers of up to two representatives wishing to attend and the email address(s) for reply confirmation.

Upon confirmation of attendance by UKSBS, the location and agenda for the day will be issued.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to coordinating access arrangements, Expressions of Interest received after EOI Deadline will not be considered and access to the event will not be possible UKSA may consider information and responses received as part of the preliminary market consultation to help inform UKSA specification and further decision making in relation to the planning and conduct of the proposed procurement.

For the avoidance of doubt, this notice is not a Call for Competition; a Contract Notice will be issued as a call for competition.

Not registering an interest shall not prevent any supplier participating in a future procurement, nor is it intended that any information supplied as part of preliminary market consultation shall place any supplier at an advantage in a potential procurement process. Participation in preliminary market consultation will be at each supplier’s own cost. UKSA reserves the position not to award a contract.

The Space for Smarter Government Programme (SSGP) resides within the UK Space Agency’s Growth Directorate. It is a national programme, established in 2014, which is designed to stimulate uptake of space services and data within the UK Public Sector.