The capacity to obtain access to data and permission of owners is considered an essential technical criteria to guarantee the viability of the project. This is the reason why signed authorisations from the data owners are requested. EASME has however, no mechanism to influence the conditions under which data holders licence their products to bidders. It is to be taken into account that in each country there is a wide array of potential data owners whose permission could be searched in the context of this tender (hydrographic agencies, coastguards, local authorities, spatial planners, research bodies, universities, oil companies, private survey companies, etc.).