In line with its new approach to accommodate all market players, FIFA has decided to launch a public tender for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ accommodation project. Interested parties will be invited to submit tenders covering comprehensive planning, implementation and management services for the accommodation operation for both the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. The tender registration process will be open from 18 May to 13 July 2012. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding the invitation to tender by downloading the official information using the link on the right. An announcement of the appointed 2018 FIFA World Cup™ accommodation service provider(s) is expected in December 2012. '

“The aim is to appoint a company or companies with experience in the accommodation business who will help to further enhance our efforts to achieve adequate pricing and fair allocation of accommodation for the various stakeholders. This business alliance should also foster international awareness of Russia as a tourism destination as one of the lasting legacies of the 2018 FIFA World Cup,” explains FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke.

The services requested include the evaluation of the available inventory and verification of existing hotel purchase contracts, the management and non-exclusive sale of the existing accommodation inventory, rate negotiations on the Russian market, the procurement of additional or alternative accommodation inventory, the allocation and sale of accommodation inventory to FIFA and certain national and international customer groups of FIFA and the provision of related services to FIFA and its customer groups prior to and during the competitions.