This page provides links to further information on Copernicus procurements.
ECMWF Copernicus Procurement Plan
The schedule provided in the document below is based on current estimates, offered as information to assist potential bidders in refining their own plans. This list represents competitive processes planned under the Copernicus Programme managed by ECMWF. This document will be regularly updated to reflect any changes.
ECMWF Copernicus ITTs
For information on publication of the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service and the Copernicus Climate Change Service Invitations to Tender go to our page Update on ITTs.
ECMWF Copernicus RFPs
Development of mini-MOOCs to increase the awareness and impact of C3S
|15 February 2024
|28 March 2024, 18:00 (CET)
User Uptake Reporting Tools
|10 January 2024
|21 February 2024, 16:00 (CET)
General eligibility for potential prime and subcontractors
According to the Contribution Agreement between the European Union and ECMWF, participation in calls for tenders shall preferably be open to entities established in Member States of the European Union and to entities established in Copernicus participating states in accordance with the conditions laid down in the EU’s Space Programme Regulation. The Regulation can be found here.
ECMWF is required to reserve the right to exclude ineligible persons or entities from tenders at any point in time. All Tenderers as well as their subcontractors must meet all eligibility criteria throughout the whole duration of the procurement exercise as well as their prospective contracts.
Eligibility of United Kingdom and Swiss entities
Switzerland (CH) was eligible for the first phase of the Copernicus Programme between 2014 and 2020. This has changed. For the avoidance of doubt, please note that, at present, CH is neither an EU Member State nor is it participating in the EU Space Programme. Thus, CH is currently considered a non-contributing country for the second phase of the Copernicus Programme (2021-2027).
During 2021-2023 the United Kingdom (UK) was also considered a non-contributing country for the second phase of the Copernicus Programme. However, on 4 December 2023 the UK and the European Commission signed an agreement finalising the UK’s association to the Copernicus Programme (as well as to Horizon Europe). For the avoidance of doubt, from 1 January 2024 the UK is therefore eligible to benefit from Copernicus services and products in the same way as other participating countries. UK entities will have the same rights as entities from EU or other associated countries to bid for Copernicus contracts, both as prime and sub-contractors.
The UK is committing to participate in Copernicus for the remainder of the current multi-annual financial framework (2021-2027).
Information Day (Brussels, 2 February 2015)
To see the presentations from the Copernicus Information Day and any subsequent clarifications go to Information Day Presentations.