Geospatial Data Cubes for Earth Observation Data Analysis, Access and Interoperability Use Cases

Status Awarded

Contract number 3000764958

Solicitation number NRCan-5000073928

Publication date

Contract award date

Contract value

USD 300,000.00


    This contract was awarded to:

    Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.

    The Department of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has a requirement to explore the development and use of geospatial standards-based solutions to enable a geodatacube solution for an earth observation exploitation platform. This work will demonstrate how geospatial standards-based approaches can allow uses of earth observation exploitation platforms to access and exploit data and processors residing in different types of geodatacubes that are available in distributed nodes of the platform ecosystem. The work will involve the following:
    A. Developing open geospatial standards and an associated prototype that will enable access to and use of data and processors within distributed geodatacubes of different types. This will include demonstrating an understanding of NRCan user requirements for geodatacubes and earth observation exploitation platforms and undertaking a comparative analysis/environmental scan of relevant standards that are relevant to support the NRCan user requirements and prototype.

    B. Integration of Outcomes into International Geospatial Standards Development Activities ¬by creating a plan for incorporating the geospatial standards concepts developed in this project into official, international geospatial standards managed by standards development organizations.

    C. Communicating activities and outcomes of this project through webinars and a written report. All communications material shall be freely accessible by the public in perpetuity.

    Business address

    2300 Wilson Blvd. Suite 700 #1026

    Arlington, Virginia, 22201
    Notice type
    Advance Contract Award Notice
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Not applicable
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)

    Contract duration

    The contract will be for a period of 8 month(s), from 2023/05/22 to 2024/01/31.

    Commodity - UNSPSC

    • 80101500 - Business and corporate management consultation services
    • 81101500 - Civil engineering
    • 81101512 - Geographic information system GIS services
    • 81111500 - Software or hardware engineering
    • 81111701 - Wide area network communications design
    • 81111709 - Demining geographical or geospatial information system GIS

    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
    • Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA)

    Reason for limited tendering

    A contracting officer can use limited tendering for specific reasons outlined in the applicable trade agreements. The reason for this contract is described below:

    • No response to bid solicitation
    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Natural Resources Canada

    580 Booth Street

    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E4
    Contracting authority
    Alexandre Rheault
    (613) 298-6447
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