Bidding procedure for the Chess Olympiad 2014
Monday, 30 November 2009 07:07
Athens, 27 November 2009
FIDE is hereby opening a bidding procedure for the 2014 Chess Olympiad and FIDE Congress in connection with a possible bid for the 2013 FIDE World Cup.
1. Bids should reach FIDE Office not later than 30th April 2010, 13:00 GMT, by email, fax or registered post, address: 9 Syggrou Ave., 11743 Athens - Greece, fax: (+30) 2109212859, email:
2. Bids should guarantee that all necessary provisions mentioned in the Olympiad Regulations of the FIDE Handbook will be covered by the Organiser (including articles 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3).
Federations/Organisers who intend to respond to the bidding procedure of the 2014 Olympiad and Congress are kindly requested to note the following:
a) The wording for the required bank guarantee has to cover the following obligations of the appointed organizer:
1. Failure to organise the Chess Olympiad due to take place in 2014.
2. Failure to present further bank guarantees as required under the Olympiad Regulations.
3. Failure to pay the successful bidder’s fee of USD 350,000.
4. Failure to meet obligations, financial or otherwise, as agreed in the contract between FIDE and the Organizing Committee of the Chess Olympiad 2014, especially concerning playing halls and full board hotel accommodation.
b) Inspection at the proposed venues will be made between 1st May and 30th June 2010. The FIDE General Assembly 2010 will then be invited to decide the organiser of the event. After receiving all bids, the bidders will be informed about the exact procedure of bid presentations, which will be in accordance with the previous practice in the last four years.
The successful bidder/organiser will be asked to sign a contract with FIDE, which will include all requirements according to the Olympiad Regulations and the FIDE check-list for the events.
c) If FIDE receives a bid or bids offering to organise both the 2013 World Cup and the 2014 Olympiad & Congress, and provided such bid(s) are in accordance with all FIDE provisions, FIDE will only consider these bids during its General Assembly in 2010.
----- Released by the FIDE Secretariat, 27-11-2009 -----