Copernicus procurement

This page provides links to further information on Copernicus procurements.

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


RFP/RFI Reference RFP/RFI Title Published Date Closing Date


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

The United Kingdom (UK) and Switzerland (CH) were 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, neither the UK nor CH are EU Member States nor participating in the EU Space Programme. Thus, the UK and CH are currently considered as non-contributing countries for the second phase of the Copernicus Programme (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.

Call for Evaluation Experts

To view the Call and the application form for experts to evaluate the technical responses to tenders for the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service and the Copernicus Climate Change Service go to Call for external evaluators.