WFDF Puts Out Request for Proposal for Official Disc Supplier and Sponsor for 2017-2018
27 September 2016
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has opened a closed tender process for establishing a multi‐year WFDF Official Disc Supplier and Sponsorship for the period from January 2017 through December 2018. This RFP is by invitation only and WFDF has invited the four companies that currently manufacture approved championship-level 175 gram Ultimate discs to be involved in the tender process. The selected company will receive the exclusive rights to produce “Official WFDF Ultimate Discs” for sale through merchandise channels and will be the supplier of the “Official Game Discs” during all WFDF Ultimate Championship events during this period, unless otherwise agreed.
Daredevil, Discraft, X-COM, and Yikun currently have eight championship-level disc molds approved that provide choices for Ultimate players worldwide while ensuring there are consistent standards globally in the production of high-quality disc sports equipment. The approval process is carried out by the USA Ultimate Disc Standards Working Group and WFDF relies on their procedures for the certification of Ultimate Championship-level discs.
The detailed and final proposals are to be submitted no later than Friday 7th October, 2016. It is anticipated that a final decision on the selected company will be reached during the month of November 2016 and communicated no later than early‐December based on a review and selection process by the WFDF Executive Committee with a final approval upon their recommendation by the WFDF Board of Directors.
The contract will include all WFDF sanctioned Ultimate Championship events including: WFDF 2017 All African Ultimate Club Championships, WFDF 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate, WFDF 2017 Asia-Oceanic Ultimate & Guts Club Championships, WFDF 2017 Pan American Ultimate Club Championships, WFDF 2018 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships, WFDF 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships, WFDF 2018 World Masters Ultimate Club Championships and WFDF 2018 World Junior Ultimate Championships, with the option to include the WFDF 2017 World Overall Championships and the WFDF 2017 World Team Disc Golf Championships.
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