The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recently announced the commencement of the Request for Quotation (RFQ) for Official Partner Rights concerning BCCI Events. In an official statement released on Friday, the BCCI invited bids from reputable entities interested in acquiring the official partner rights for BCCI events.
The comprehensive terms and conditions governing this tender process, including eligibility requirements, submission procedures, rights, and obligations, can be found in the RFQ document.
However, access to this document comes with a non-refundable fee of INR 1,00,000 (Indian Rupees One Lakh Only), plus any applicable Goods and Services Tax. The RFQ will remain available for purchase until September 13, 2023.
Interested parties must adhere to a specific procedure for obtaining the RFQ documents. They are required to email the payment details for the RFQ purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org, following the guidelines outlined in Annexure A of the notice. It’s important to note that the RFQ documents will only be shared upon confirmation of payment of the non-refundable RFQ fee, as stated by the BCCI.
Purchasing the RFQ is a prerequisite for any party intending to submit a bid. However, eligibility to bid is contingent upon meeting the criteria set out in the RFQ and complying with the additional terms and conditions outlined therein. Purchasing the RFQ document alone does not grant the right to bid.
Annexure B provides a list of specific brand categories in which interested parties are prohibited from bidding. Furthermore, the BCCI retains the right to cancel or modify the bidding process at any stage and in any manner, without the requirement to provide a justification.
In a related development, cricket enthusiasts have reason to be excited as the Men in Blue are set to face Pakistan in their Asia Cup 2023 opener at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Saturday. This much-anticipated match promises to be a thrilling start to the tournament, captivating fans worldwide.
The release of the RFQ for Official Partner Rights marks a significant step in the world of cricket, offering organizations the chance to become an integral part of BCCI events. As the bidding process unfolds, cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the selection of the official partners who will contribute to the success and excitement of future cricket events hosted by the BCCI.