A closed tender process for establishing a multi?year World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) official disc supplier and sponsorship has been opened for the period of January 2017 to December 2018.
The WFDF has invited four companies that currently manufacture approved championship-level 175 gram ultimate discs to be involved in the tender process.
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.
Winning the contract will see the chosen company receive exclusive rights to produce "Official WFDF Ultimate Discs" for sale through merchandise channels.
They will also be the supplier of the "Official Game Discs" during all WFDF Ultimate Championship events during this period, unless otherwise agreed.
The approval process is carried out by the USA Ultimate Disc Standards Working Group and the WFDF relies on their procedures for the certification of Ultimate Championship-level discs.
The detailed and final proposals were due last week.
It is anticipated that a final decision on the selected company will be reached next month.
It will be 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.
These consist of the 2017 All African Ultimate Club Championships, the 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate, the 2017 Asia-Oceanic Ultimate and Guts Club Championships and the 2017 Pan American Ultimate Club Championships.