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Gay Games Seeking Host for 2026 Event, Have Released Timeline for Bids

6 Jan, 2020


The Gay Games, also known as The Games that Change the World, have released information on their newest site selection process.

The Federation of Gay Games conducts a thorough site selection process to award the Games to the next host. The next Site Selection process for Gay Games XII in 2026 commenced in December, 2019.

The first step in the Site Selection process is the Request for Information (RFI) document. To learn more about the process and to receive the RFI document, please contact Officer of Site Selection, David Killian.

Here is the timeline for the Site Selection process for Gay Games XII in 2026:

Preliminary Timeline for the Bidding Process

The following dates are a guideline and subject to change.

DATE/PERIOD

EVENT

DESCRIPTION

FEES

Jan 31, 2020

RFI Available

RFI document available. Bidders may ask for clarification or assistance in completing the RFI.

 

Feb 21, 2020

RFI Closing Date

All Prospective Bidding Organizations have submitted their RFI document

 

Feb 29, 2020

Long List Announcement

Long listed Prospective Bidding Organizations are announced

 

Mar 1, 2020

RFP Document Available

The main RFP document is made available to Prospective Bidding Organizations that have submitted an RFI

 

April 30, 2020

Letters of Intent Submitted

Deadline for Bidding Organizations to signify their intention to submit a bid for hosting GG 2026.

$7,500US

May 1, 2020

RFP Appendices Available

RFP appendices available upon written request. Bidding Organizations receive user accounts

and have access to the dedicated online discussion and document sharing service.

 

May 31, 2020

Deal Memo Available

Outline of main points in the License Agreement.

 

June 30, 2020

Request to Include New Sport

Bidding Organizations may submit a request to include a new sport.

 

Aug 1, 2020

Primary Bid Book Due

Deadline for Bidding Organization to submit completed bid book

$7,500US

Aug 1, 2020

Q&A

Opening of first round of questions from FGG Assembly.

 

Aug 31, 2020

Request to Include New Sport Response

Response to request to include a new sport.

 

Sep 15, 2020

Q&A

Closing of first round of questions from FGG Assembly

 

Oct 1, 2020

Q&A

Bidding Organization’s responses to FGG questions.

 

Oct, 2020

Annual General Assembly

Information session at FGG AGA in London, UK

 

Nov 1, 2020

Q&A

Opening of second round of Q&A

 

Dec 15, 2020

Q&A

Closing of second round of Q&A

 

Dec 31, 2020

License Agreement Available

Pro-forma License available.

 

Jan 15, 2021

Q&A

Bidding Organization’s responses to FGG Questions

 

Jan 31, 2021

Short List Vote

FGG Board and General Assembly choose three short-listed candidates

 

Feb 1, 2021

Q&A

Opening of third round of questions from FGG Assembly.

 

Mar 1, 2021

Q&A

Closing of third round of Q&A

 

Mar 30, 2021

Proposed License Agreement and Side Letter

Short listed Bidding Organizations submit a signed License Agreement as in the of RFP, accompanied by a signed Side Letter.

 

Apr 1, 2021

Q&A

Bidding Organization’s responses to FGG questions

 

April 30, 2021

Expanded Bid Book

Expanded Bid Book due from short list Bidding Organizations

$15,000US

May 1, 2021

Q&A

Opening of fourth round of questions from FGG Assembly.

 

May 31, 2021

Q&A

Closing of fourth round of questions from FGG Assembly

 

June 15, 2021

Q&A

Bidding Organization’s responses to FGG Questions

 

June/Early July 2021

Site Visits

Site Visits to Short-Listed Bidding Organizations.

 

Sep 15, 2021

Site Visit Report

The Site Visit report is available for the FGG membership

 

Sep 15, 2021

Q&A

Opening of fifth round of questions from FGG Assembly.

 

Oct 15, 2021

Q&A

Closing of fifth round of questions from FGG General Assembly

 

Oct 30, 2021

Q&A

Bidding Organizations’ responses to FGG questions.

 

Nov 2021

Site Selection Meeting in Hong Kong

Presentations by Short-Listed Bidding Organizations. Vote for presumptive and alternate GG 2026 host cities.

 

Feb 2022

Announcement of Presumptive GG 2026 Host

Announcement made public only after FGG and Host have signed Proposed License Agreement

and Side Letter, including any and all revisions/agreements reached during the Bidding.

$15,000US

 

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