Bidding Process

Hosting International basketball events is something FIBA takes very seriously and cares passionately about.

Basketball is the most popular indoor sport and the second biggest team sport in the world, played and watched by millions of people and popular with both men and women, particularly among those aged 16-34.

It is one of the fastest and most athletic of all sports, it is compelling, vibrant and modern, it promotes fair play, team spirit and healthy lifestyles.

Basketball has an extraordinary reach. Not just in its ability to connect with consumers in all of the world’s key markets, but in the way it cuts through social boundaries to touch all sections of modern society. Basketball acts as an agent of social change, for community development, for transforming lives.

Basketball speaks to us all, and works for us all as well.

Through the bidding process, FIBA are looking for hosts who share the passion for promoting and developing basketball and are committed to using this sport to unite the community.

Bidding Phases

Standard (shorter) process (9-12 months)  
Expression of Interest Phase 1 Opening of the Bidding Process: Request for Expression of Interest released.
  2 National Member Federations to submit Expression of Interest to FIBA
Applicant Phase 3 Distribution of Bid and Event Manual as well as Bid Application Questionnaire to interested National Member Federations
  4 Applicants to submit Bid Application Questionnaire
Candidate phase 5 Inspection Visit by FIBA Evaluation Commission, reporting to the FIBA Central Board. Feedback to Candidates in order for them to review their final Candidature File.
  6 Candidates to submit final Candidature File
  7 FIBA Central Board announces host

 

Longer process (14-16 months)   
Expression of Interest Phase 1 Opening of the Bidding Process: Request for Expression of Interest released.
  2 National Member Federations to submit Expression of Interest to FIBA
Applicant Phase 3 Applicant documentation distributed to all National Member Federations who submitted the Expression of Interest
  4 Observer Programme
  5 Applicants to submit Bid Application Questionnaire
Candidate Phase 6 Announcement of Candidates by FIBA. Candidates receive additional documentation, including the Host Nation Agreement.
  7 Candidates' Workshop
  8 Inspection Visit by FIBA Evaluation Commission, reporting to the FIBA Central Board.
  9 Candidates to submit final Candidature File
  10 FIBA Central Board announces host


Events

FIBA Bid Manuals and Guidelines clarify the relationship between the event Host and FIBA.

Close collaboration between the National Federation hosting the event and FIBA is a must for success. Promotion and communications plans for the event are developed and approved by both FIBA and the Host.