National Sport Organization (NSO) Bid Evaluation Model


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The National Sport Organization (NSO) Bid Evaluation Model (NBEM) is intended to function as a decision support tool, assisting NSOs who are considering a bid to host a particular international sport event to determine whether to proceed with a bid proposal in consideration of a variety of factors. A precursor to preparing a Business Plan, the goal of the NBEM is to provide a relatively quick assessment of the fit between the NSO’s and host community/country assets and the event rights holder’s requirements.

The tool can be applied to a variety of international sport event hosting opportunities.

At a high level, the NBEM will help to provide a consistent, quantified assessment of the relative suitability of entering the bidding process for a particular event for a NSO at a given point in time. Premised on the congruity between a particular international event rights holder’s requirements and the potential NSO & bidder’s resources and capacities—the model highlights associated resources and deficiencies/gaps, which may contribute to potential risks and rewards.

The NBEM is built around six modules:

  1. Competitive Context
  2. NSO Support
  3. Event Expertise
  4. Federal Government Support
  5. Financial Considerations
  6. Legacy